International Day of Parliamentarism is observed on 30 June

Parliaments are the cornerstone of democracy. It represents the voice of the people, passed laws, allocate funds to implement laws and policies, and hold governments to account.
Arjun Manjunadha

Updated: Jun 30, 2020 07:44:51 pm

International Day of Parliamentarism is observed on 30 June

30 June 2020 Current Affairs:International Day of Parliamentarism is observed on 30th June every year. The day is aimed to honour the Parliamentarian for their service amid the pandemic. During the COVID-19 crisis, Parliaments and other government institutions are subject to the same social distancing measures as other public and private organizations. But the parliament plays a more vital role than ever to pass emergency laws, allocate resources, and scrutinize government action. 

Parliament:
Parliaments are the cornerstone of democracy. It represents the voice of the people, passed laws, allocate funds to implement laws and policies, and hold governments to account. Parliaments work to make sure that policies benefit all people, especially the most vulnerable.

Parliaments link international and national agendas and ensure that governments implement international treaties and agreements that they sign up to. Parliaments in the countries play a vital role in implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Also, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is working closely to help build their capacity in doing so.

History:
The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) passed resolution A/RES/72/278 and designated June 30 to celebrate the International Day of Parliamentarism. The day was chosen as IPU, the global organization of parliaments, was established on 1889. The day aims to recognize the role of parliaments in national plans and strategies. The day will also ensure greater transparency and accountability at the national and global levels.
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