30th June- International Day of Parliamentarism

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  • June 30 is the day designated to celebrate the International Day of Parliamentarism.
  • International Day of Parliamentarism was first celebrated in 2018 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution A/RES/72/278.
  • International Day of Parliamentarism is also an opportunity for parliaments to take stock, identify challenges, and ways to address them effectively.
  • International Day of Parliamentarism also acknowledges the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the global organization of parliaments which was established in 1889.
  • International Day of Parliamentarism celebrates parliaments and the ways in which parliamentary systems of government improve the day-to-day lives of people the world over.
  • Parliaments also link international and national agendas, ensuring that governments implement international treaties and agreements that they sign up to
  • If democracy is to thrive, then parliaments, as the cornerstone of functioning democracies, need to be strong, transparent, accountable and representative.
  • The International Day of Parliamentarism is a time to review the progress that parliaments have made in achieving some key goals to be more representative and move with the times.