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International Day of Democracy


I believe that democracy is the best guarantor for peace and cooperation among nations


International Day of Democracy


The International Day of Democracy is celebrated around the world on 15 September each year. It was established through a resolution passed by the UN General Assembly in 2007, encouraging governments to strengthen and consolidate democracy.


HISTORY OF INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly passed a resolution in 2007 that September 15 of each year would be observed as the International Day of Democracy. Their goal for this day is to promote government’s role in maintaining open democracy among all member nations of the UN Charter and to celebrate the system of values democracy promotes, giving citizens the power to make decisions regarding all aspects of their lives.


WHY WE LOVE INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY

It gives power to the people .Democracy is powerful because it gives a voice to its nation's citizens, enabling them to make changes as they see fit. One of the results of this form of government is that democratic changes create space for new economic theories to emerge, ultimately leading to a world of innovation and improvement.


It's based on change

A cornerstone of democratic societies is that they have the power to make change when necessary. In principle, if things are going well, citizens have the power to maintain the status quo. But if things don't work out, it’s up to the people to throw out the old and bring in the new.


It’s based on equality

The founding documents of democratic governments put great emphasis on equality — one person, one vote - no matter who you are or your station in life.


INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY ACTIVITIES

Get involved

Every year, the UN holds official global events that spread awareness about democracy in action. Past themes have included encouraging young people to take part in democratic movements, addressing sustainable development, and promoting civility within societies. Learn more about this year’s theme and events and see what you can do to take part.


Learn about political candidates

Our responsibility as citizens to vote is important but we shouldn’t go into the voting polls uninformed. Today, take some time to learn about the candidates in upcoming local, state, and federal elections. Make sure the candidates for whom you cast your ballot are actually aligned to your ideals, will serve their constituents, and make decisions for the betterment of the community. A great source to help you become a well-informed citizen is Wise Voter.


Exercise your rights

As a member of a democratic government, you wield great power. Democracy is both a goal and a process that hinges upon your involvement. Thanks to digital advancements, it’s now easier than ever to contact representatives, advocate for causes, vote and make a difference in our unique form of government.


Just talking about democracy is not enough, we must also act towards establishing it.



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