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  • Writer's pictureMs. Tracey Campbell, Canada

UN International Day of Democracy – 15 September SDGs/Global Goals 5, 10, 16 & 17

Updated: Jan 29, 2022

Let’s celebrate United Nations International Day of Democracy on Wednesday, September 15, 2021. It is time to seize the moment to build a more equal, inclusive and sustainable world, with full respect for human rights. The C19 pandemic has brought to the surface long neglected injustices and the need to improve health systems, worker protections, education and training access as well as the digital divide. Protecting democracies is critical to ensuring the free flow of information, participation in decision-making and accountability of governments for those decisions. Thank you to all those individuals that have strengthened democracies around the world. There hundreds of occupations in today’s labour market that play a role in safe-guarding our democracies – take a moment to thank individuals that you think have made a difference…

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Natalie Kauffman
Natalie Kauffman

You are absolutely 'spot on' Tracey! It is critical that states around the world continue to uphold the rule of law, protect and respect international standards and basic principles of legality, and the right to access justice, remedies and due process. Only with the full participation of and support by the international community, national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy be made into a reality to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.

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