International Day of Democracy observed

Posted on:15 Sep 2016 09:44:31

International Day of Democracy observed
15 September 2016 Current Affairs GK: International Day of Democracy was observed with theme Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The day provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world on 15 September 2016.

The 2016 theme of the day is based on the United Nations resolution that was adopted in September 2015 by all 193 Member States that is the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The 2030 agenda seeks to achieve a better future for all by ending extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect Earth.

International Day of Democracy : It was created by the UN General Assembly through a resolution in 2007 to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy.It was observed for the first time in 2008.

Though the word Democracy is nowhere is mentioned in the UN Charter of 1945, the UN has played a pivotal role in nurturing Democratic values, practices and institutions.The theme for the 2015 was: Space for Civil Society.

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