15 September – International Day of Democracy


Every year on September 15, the International Day of Democracy is held, established on the basis of the resolution of the UN General Assembly No. A/RES/62/7 of December 13, 2007. Today the date is celebrated for the 15th time.

Democracy is based on the free will of the people and is closely linked with the provision of law and order, the exercise of human rights and fundamental freedoms.

Modern society refers this system to universal values ​​and principles, believing that it is it that expresses the interests of people to the maximum. Democracy is built on inclusiveness, equality, is one of the basic elements of peace and sustainable development.

The connection between democracy and human rights is fixed in Art. 21 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states:

“The will of the people shall be the basis of the authority of government; this will shall be expressed in periodic and genuine elections which shall be by universal and equal suffrage and shall be held by secret vote or by equivalent free voting procedures.”

Educational events are traditionally held on the International Day of Democracy – lectures, seminars, round tables. In addition, thematic information materials are being prepared for this date – newspapers, leaflets, brochures.