International Day for Democracy 

2015: "Space for Civil Society"


"Civil society is the oxygen of democracy. Civil society acts as a catalyst for social progress and economic growth. It plays a critical role in keeping Government accountable, and helps represent the diverse interests of the population, including its most vulnerable groups."

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon


"the hallmark of successful and stable democracies is the presence of a strong and freely operating civil society -- in which Government and civil society work together for common goals for a better future, and at the same time, civil society helps keep Government accountable."

.@FedericaMog statement on International Day of Democracy!YU86Hw  #EU



EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2015-2019


 EU External Action retweeted

W leadership of @FedericaMog & #EU foreign ministers, EU launched today new HR Action Plan 2015-19. #EU4HumanRights

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Read the Fact sheet on the #EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy 2015-2019!bX33Jv  #EU4HumanRights 2/13


EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy


European Commission​ \Employment, Social Affairs & Inclusion (@EU_Social)

Happy #DemocracyDay! What is your opinion on our common values, rights & democratic participation? Tell us until 7/12

Christos Stylianides ‏@StylianidesEU 2015-09-151 hour agoBrussels, Belgium

Give "space for civil society". To strengthen #democracy and help humanitarian aid reach the most vulnerable #DemocracyDay

.@JohnKerry on #DemocracyDay: We pause to reflect on and celebrate #democracy and the free & open debate it entails.



"This past year, we saw peaceful democratic transitions in Sri Lanka and Nigeria. We saw an outpouring of popular support for constitutional term limits in Africa, and the courage of activists around the world who are demanding governments that are accountable, inclusive, transparent, and honest."


"That is why the United States will continue to stand up and speak out when authoritarian governments crack down on civil society, imprison peaceful reformers, silence legitimate dissent, or enact legislation that violates the freedoms of worship, speech, and press. "

This International #DemocracyDay we focus on critical importance of civil society to #HumanRights, social progress, and economic growth
[@State_DRLPromoting #Democracy, protecting #HumanRights and international #ReligiousFreedom and advancing #LaborRights globally]

Today is #DemocracyDay, join our #DemocracyTalk tomorrow 9/16 @1PM ET @SAISHopkins - Ask questions, get answers!

On #DemocracyDay check out what the @UNDP is doing on democratic governance & peacebuilding