Parliament marks democracy day


Parliament of Uganda is today joining other legislatures around the world to celebrate this year’s International Day on Democracy.

The theme of this year’s celebration is ‘Democracy and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.’

The United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15th September as the International Day of Democracy – with the purpose of celebrating democracy, enabling its promotion and facilitating the upholding of the principles of democracy.

The International Day of Democracy “provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world.”

In Uganda, the Day is meant to reflect on the state of democracy in the country and how it can impact on the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is also marked with the intention to celebrate democracy and strategize how institutions of democracy such as Parliament can support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.

On top of a radio talk show held on Tuesday, Parliament will Thursday hold a panel discussion comprising of MPs, academia, development Partners and Civil Society Organizations.

Government of Uganda

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