The International Day of Democracy will mark its 10th anniversary on 15 September 2018. This day has been observed by United Nations member states since 15 September 2008. The theme for this year, Democracy Under Strain: Solutions for a Changing World, captures the struggles in implementing democratic principles especially in regimes run by de facto leaders.
The United Nations General Assembly on 08 November 2007, decided that 15 September each year would be observed as the International Day of Democracy. The assembly invites both governmental and non-governmental organizations of member state countries to commemorate this day.
This initiative seeks to address challenges faced by advocates of democracy, be it as dependent or independent bodies and intends to help nurture and encouragement of democratic principles in societies across the world.
This is the mission of Democracy Chronicles as well. Democracy is tightly connected to the many countries, especially in Africa and Asia countries, that Democracy Chronicles is focused on as they build or strive for their democracies. Democracy should be promoted relentlessly until power and decision making is in the hands of the citizen and when representatives work selflessly for its citizens and not the other way round.
As a bonus, below is a thirty six seconds video posted by National Endowment For Democracy (NED) to mark the International Day Of Democracy. This video highlights the key aspects of democracy. Take a look!