June 20, 2013 (Paris, France) – The tenth annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran, Onward to Freedom, will be hosted on June 22, 2013 in Paris, France. The conference is the largest political event of the Iranian people in opposition to the ruling religious dictatorship in Iran. It will feature scores of world leaders and elected officials in a rejection of the Mullah’s recent election and call for regime change by Iranian people and the organized opposition. 

Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and more than 100 other international policy influencers are expected to attend. 


Sponsored by human rights organizations and parliamentary committees around the world, the annual conference has been held in late June since 2004 and commemorates the 1981 uprising against then Ayatollah Khomeini and his clerical regime. 

In cooperation with the Iranian Resistance movement, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its popular leader Maryam Rajavi, Onward to Freedom will address prospects for democratic change in Iran and the impact of recent elections on peace in the Middle East.

IranNewsUpdate.com (INU) will feature live coverage of the Onward to Freedom conference on its website including video interviews of speakers and additional commentary.  Updates and inside commentary on the event can be found on Twitter at Twitter.com/IranNewsUpdate1 and on Facebook at Facebook.com/IranNewsUpdate.  Follow @IranNewsUpdate1 and tweet #IranFreedom and #DCII for all updates on the Onward to Freedom conference. 

INU features news, analysis and commentary on events inside Iran and the Iranian Diaspora to audiences around the world. News and information is provided in cooperation with the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the parliament in exile of the Iranian Resistance and the PMOI/MEK. Analyses on developments on Iran and the region are provided by INU experts. Media and researchers are welcome to use INU news and commentaries, with attribution made to IranNewsUpdate.com