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International Day of Democracy

September 15, 2022      

Celebrated on September 15 to raise awareness and appreciate our democratic society.
Democracy is backsliding and the civic space is shrinking. Distrust and disinformation are growing and the polarization is undermining our democratic institutions. It’s very easy for people who live in a free society to take their freedoms for granted. Yet, when freedom is absent, life includes unimaginable challenges that are often incomprehensible. We have to stand up for the democratic principles such as equity, inclusion, transparency, accountability and solidarity. This year, Democracy Day 2022, will focus on the importance of freedom of the media to democracy, peace, and delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals. On this day, and every other day, let us stand up together for democracy, freedom and human rights for everybody, everywhere.