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Democracy Day

This Thursday, the September 15 it is celebrated the day of the Democracy that organizes the United Nations (UN). This year the celebration is based in “Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” - a plan for achieving a better future for all, laying out a path over 15 years to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and protect our planet. At the heart of the Agenda are the Sustainable Development Goals, which call for mobilizing efforts to end all forms of poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change, while ensuring that no one is left behind. Sustainable Development Goal 16 addresses democracy by calling for inclusive and participatory societies and institutions. It aims to “Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development, provide access to justice for all and build effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels.”

The Goal is both an end in itself and a crucial part of delivering sustainable development in all countries. It has been seen by many commentators as the transformational goal and key to ensuring that the Agenda can be accomplished.

From the IOPD we support this global celebration and encourage the members of the IOPD to spread across the social networks messages of support to this aim. You can share your comments, messages or videos in the social networks using the HT #DemocracyDay