International Day of Democracy 2022: History, Significance and Important facts

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What is Democracy?

Democracy is defined as "the rule of the people, by the people, for the people". But due to the use of different concepts in different countries and circumstances, its concept has become complicated.

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International Day of Democracy: Date

It is celebrated all over the world on 15 September every year. A resolution was passed in the UN General Assembly in 2007 for this day. It reminds people about the importance of democracy.

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International Day of Democracy: History

The credit for the existence of the day goes to the Universal Declaration of Democracy, which was adopted on 15 September 1997 through the Inter-Parliamentary Union.

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International Day of Democracy: History

It was passed in the United Nations General Assembly on 8 November 2007 through a resolution to encourage and strengthen the phenomenon of democracy.

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International Day of Democracy: Significance

It urges all people, the government to respect human rights and provide meaningful participation in democracy. International Day is celebrated to educate the public on issues of concern.

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International Day of Democracy 2022 Theme

This year, Democracy Day will focus on the importance of media freedom to democracy, peace, and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals.

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