BDF first time held on the steps 10 to 11 December 2008, with the theme of Building and Consolidating Democracy: A Strategic Agenda for Asia. For this year, is the 5th meeting. Precisely on 8-9 November 2012. BDF will be in the title in Nusa Dua, which will be attended by 12 heads of state and heads of government attended the forum to discuss about this diplomacy. BDF in 2012 the theme is to integrate the principles of democracy in a global challenge.
President of Afghanistan, Prime Minister of Turkey, as well as the Prime Minister is expected to attend the forum. In addition, the South Korean president will also attend. Nepal's Prime Minister and the Prime Minister of Yemen will be present in this forum.
Indonesian National Army (TNI), tightened security in Bali ahead of the implementation of political cooperation and democracy. Deployed thousands of military personnel to secure the annual meeting which was attended by 12 heads of state and head of government. Security will be focused on Nusadua.