Introduction – International Day of Democracy is celebrated on September 15 every year is to raise awareness of maintenance and promoting the importance of democracy all over the world. This day provides an opportunity to recall that democracy is about people and for people. It is a perfect day for reminding the people that the basic concept of democracy has provided protection and effective support to the basic rights of humans.
History – The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on November 8, 2007, is to observe International Day of Democracy on September 15 annually to promote the importance of democracy all around the world. This day owes its existence to the Universal Declaration on Democracy that was adopted on September 15, 1997, by the International Parliamentary Union (IPU). On this day, the assembly incites organizations from the government and people to honor the International Day of Democracy. Firstly, the International Day of Democracy is celebrated in the year 2008.
Theme – Previously the theme of International Day of Democracy 2020 was ‘’Covid-19: A Spotlight on Democracy’’. Earlier, the theme of International Day of Democracy in the year 2019 was ‘’Participation’’. The main purpose of previous themes is to provide information and strengthen democracy all over the world. There are several previous themes of International Day of Democracy such as ‘’Strengthening voices for democracy’’, ‘’Engaging youth on democracy’’, ‘’Space for civil society’’, and ‘’Democracy and 2030 agenda for sustainable development’’ respectively.
Significance – The main significance of this day is to urges to government, and people all around the world to respect human rights and provide expressive participation in democracy. The main purpose of this day is to raise awareness about the importance of democracy among people. On this day, there are several events organize to debate, conferences, and discussions about the benefits of democracy for people worldwide. There are various public campaigns for recognizing the day.