International Day of Democracy 2020: know what is the history, importance, and how to celebrate this day
Hello friends, today is the International Day of Democracy. World Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to remember that democracy is about the people. One cannot ignore the fact that democracy creates a natural environment for the protection and effective attainment of human rights. It is built on a continuous dialogue between the citizen, society, and the political class.
Know what is the history of this day:
The United Nations General Assembly began International Democracy Day in 2007. Its proposal was passed to promote and strengthen democracy in the world. World democracy day was celebrated for the first time in 2008. To mark the first International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2008, a special event was held at the House of Parliament in the IPU Geneva.
Know what is the importance of the International Day of Democracy:
The main significance of the Democracy Day is that it provides an opportunity for all governments to respect the rights of citizens and to provide significant and meaningful participation in democracy. Even the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development aims to address democracy in the Sustainable Development Goal 16 and recognize individuals’ links between peaceful societies, effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions.
Know how to celebrate this day:
On this day, many people and organizations work together to raise awareness about democracy and for this, they organize many events like conferences, debates, discussions, etc. Various propaganda campaigns are organized with the help of leaflets, posters, fliers with people from the United Nations on them. At the United Nations Headquarters, large events are organized to celebrate this day.
On this occasion, the Secretary-General of the United Nations said that, at present, democracy is showing more tension than at any time. That is why on this International Day we must find ways to empower democracy and answer systemic challenges. This means dealing with both economic and political inequality.