World Democracy Day

International Day of Democracy is being observed today with a theme of participation to raise public awareness and promote and uphold principles of democracy.

The day came into being via a UN General Assembly resolution in 2007 that encouraged un member countries to build up national programmes dedicated to promoting and consolidating their internal democratic processes.

Thereafter, a special day for democracy was created with the intent of increasing public awareness on the positive aspects of a political system created for the people, by the people.

The UN as per the universal declaration of human rights understands democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives.