United Nations International Day of Democracy - 15 September

In 2007, the United Nations Genereral Assembly designated 15 Seotember as International Day of Democracy, with a view to promoting and upholding the principles of democracy..

Many of the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 16 are geared towards protecting democratic institutions, in particular::

  • 16.3 Promote the rule of law at the national and international levels and ensure equal access to justice for all

  • 16.5 Substantially reduce corruption and bribery in all their forms

  • 16.6 Develop effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels

  • 16.7 Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels

  • 16.10 Ensure public access to information and protect fundamental freedoms, in accordance with national legislation and international agreements

UN International Day of Democracy
Zoom event: 15 September 2020 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm (British summer time)

With the Muslim Professionals Forum - London, we held a Zoom event to mark the UN International Day of Democracy: Promoting democratic principles and values for equality, respect, and peace through appropriate action.

Programme for International Day of Democracy 2020.pdf

View message from Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations


Dr David Cheesman: former Head of Policy and Research at the Housing Corporation, former Visiting Professor of Society and Development at Sheffield Hallam University, author of Landlord Power and Rural Indebtedness in Colonial Sind among other publications: Covid-9 and democracy

D Cheesman - Covid-19 and democracy 15 Sept 2020.pdf

Shaista Khan: Marketing Professional, International SDG Consultant-Life Coach-Communications Specialist: Women's empowerment

S Khan - Women's empowerment 15 Sept 2020.pdf

Cllr. Khaled Noor Barrister-at-Law (N/P), Solicitor - Chair of MPF, Councillor, London Borough of Redbridge: Democracy in respect of Mulsim participation and representation in the UK

K Noor Muslim participation 15 Sept 2020.pdf

Dr Helen Connolly: Senior Lecturer in Sociology & Course Coordinator for MA in Human Rights and Social Enterprise, University of Bedfordshire, Chair of Remembering Srebrenica Board for East of England: Refugees in the pandemic

Luton News Faith Matters Day of Democracy 2020.pdf

UNA Luton Literary Awards at Centre for Youth and Community Development, Luton

14 June 2015

To celebrate the achievements of three young authors, published for the first time: Talal Al Zaber, Kaya Hussain and Ihsanul Haque