International Day of Democracy is an annual holiday dedicated to democracy. Celebrated on September 15th. Democracy is a multifaceted concept, the essence of which is the freedom of the people. People have the right to think and make decisions, which will then be enshrined in legislation. This freedom allows people to live with fewer restrictions.
The official approval of the International Day of Democracy took place in 2007 by the UN General Assembly. The purpose of this holiday is to spread democratic rule in all countries based on their own example. People must be free, and their initiatives cannot be prohibited by the state.
The UN itself does a lot to follow the democratic path of development around the world: it acts as an observer in election campaigns (monitors compliance with all norms and excludes vote fraud), helps countries recover from conflicts, and monitors the observance of civil law.
Be aware of your role in maintaining a democratic state, participate in elections and other events that allow you to take the initiative in the development of the state.
- Democracy originated in the cities of ancient Greece as early as the 4th century BC. People took part in solving state issues.
- Taxes in ancient Athens were levied on the richest, thereby supporting people with low incomes.
- In fact, the history of the creation of democracy in the USA is the creation of the USA itself. It was the first experience in the world in the application of democratic aspirations in the conditions of one large country. The Constitution and the Declaration of Independence stated all people are endowed with the same rights given to them by God, which cannot be taken away from them: life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
How to take part
In honor of the celebration of the International Day of Democracy, the UN holds a variety of events aimed at maintaining democracy. Find out online about what is happening in your city and how you can get involved.
Learn more about the history and features of democracy. Become more aware of this issue. Familiarize yourself with the candidates in the elections and decide which of them you will vote for.
When is International Day of Democracy celebrated in 2023?
International Day of Democracy is observed on September 15 each year.