International Institute for Monitoring Democratic and Parliamentary Process

15 september 2019 International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy was established through a resolution of the UN General Assembly in 2007 and is celebrated on 15 September. The date coincides with the 20th anniversary of the first international conference of new and restored democracies that was celebrated in 2008.

The theme of this year is Participation. The International Day of Democracy reminds that the democracy is the expression of people’s interest and is based on the inclusivity, equality and equal participation and is one of the key elements for ensuring peace, sustainable development and human rights.

Various awareness-raising activities, including lectures, seminars and roundtables on democracy-related issues are held throughout the world this day.

The CIS Interparliamentary Assembly will hold an international conference “Development of Parliamentarism in the IPA CIS Member Nations” on this occasion. The event will take place on 16 September in the form of academic debates.

The jury of the debates will include the prominent political scientists, professors of the St. Petersburg and Moscow universities: Dean of the Law Department of the North-West Institute of Management, branch of the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (NWIM RANEPA) Sergey Tsypliayev and PhD, professor of the National Research University “Higher School of Economics” Mark Urnov.