Let us recognize that the desire for democracy and shared on the show fact, all people of the world. Democracy — is both a goal and a necessary means of ensuring development for the benefit of all mankind.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
International Day of Democracy (International Day of Democracy) established by the General Assembly of the UN in 2007 year and is celebrated 15 September. This date is timed to the 20th anniversary of the first International Conference of New and Restored Democracies, which was celebrated in 2008.
UN invited States and regional, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations to take a new holiday as a reason to pay attention the state of democracy in the world.
The word "democracy" comes from two Greek words for "people" and "power", and is traditionally translated as "people power." This term refers to the political regime, which is based on the method of collective decision-making with an equal impact on the outcome of the trial participants or to its essential steps.
Democracy is based on the freely expressed will of the people and closely linked to the rule of law and the implementation of rights and fundamental freedoms. Modern society considers democracy to the universal values ??and principles.
The activities of the United Nations in support of the efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate democracy are undertaken in accordance with the Charter, and only at the specific request of the UN member states.
On the International Day of Democracy usually held various educational activities — lectures, seminars, round tables. In addition, to this date are preparing informational materials on the subject of democracy — newspapers, leaflets, brochures.