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Did you know…

September 15, 2010

that today is the International Day of Democracy?

Five years ago at the United Nations World Summit, world leaders agreed that democracy, development and human rights are interdependent and mutually reinforcing.

To help stanch backsliding on the hard-won gains in democratic governance since that summit, the United Nations created the International Day of Democracy to hold leaders accountable and focus the attention of the global community.

“Let us recognize that democratic governance is a yearning shared and voiced by people the world over,” says U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. “Democracy is a goal in its own right, and an indispensable means for achieving development for all humankind.”

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