International Day Of Parliamentarism

On 30th June 2018, the first International Day of Parliamentarism will be celebrated to highlight the role of parliaments around the world as important cornerstones of democracy. Strong parliament is a pillar of democracy; it represents the people’s voice, passes legislation, allocates funds to enforce laws and policies, and holds governments to account. We work to ensure policies help everyone, particularly the most vulnerable. This day was chosen by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly during a resolution adopted on May 22nd because it coincides with the day in 1889, near 130 years ago, that the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) the worldwide umbrella organization of parliaments was founded. The rationale behind the celebration of this is to recognize: (i) the role of parliaments in national plans and strategies, (ii) Ensuring greater transparency and accountability at national and global levels. The IPU is the central organization of national parliaments The Union is the focus of global parliamentary dialog and work for peace and co-operation among peoples, and for the firm establishment of representative democracy. As parliaments and parliamentarians come increasingly stressed, the IPU has stepped up its efforts to produce support to parliamentary institutions. Parliaments also link international and national agendas, ensuring that governments implement international treaties and agreements that they join up to.

Parliaments are celebrating the International Day of Parliamentarism and the ways in which democratic forms of government strengthen the everyday lives of people around the world. Parliaments often have an ability to take stock, recognize problems, and find ways to efficiently resolve them. The day of parliamentarism is another opportunity to boost awareness of those threatening developments. Strengthening an independent oversight role of parliaments worldwide following the democratic principles of checks and balances and separation of powers are a key contribution to counterbalance a trend of autocratization. Parliamentary organizations play a number one role in promoting the engagement of parliaments within the international organization (UN) processes and activities. Indeed, there’s recognition that when parliamentarians communicate their concerns and aspirations to the world organization (UN), the Organization is empowered to figure more closely with the people of the planet. The celebration of the day gives the chance for various parliaments to require stock, identify challenges, and ways to handle them effectively. A global day like this is often significant since it’s embraced as a robust tool for advocacy. Democracy without boundaries is convinced that the correct to democracy transcends national boundaries because within the era of globalization major public decisions are more and more being taken beyond the nation-state because the mission statement explains. In practicing democratic economies, the parliamentary institutions are mandated to discharge an oversight responsibility and in and of itself, in theory, parliaments have three key functions: holding the manager to account; making and approving laws; and representing citizens and mediating between competing or conflicting interests within the policymaking process. The International Day of Parliamentarism is not only an opportunity for all of us to highlight the vital value of parliaments in every democratic society but also to strengthen the demand for a global parliament.