Every year the International Day of Parliamentarism is observed globally on 30th June. It marks day of establishment of Inter-Parliamentary Union, the global organization of parliaments in 1889.

Significance

The Day celebrates parliaments and ways during which parliamentary systems of government boost the everyday lives of individuals throughout the world. It is also a chance for parliaments to spot challenges and stock ways to deal with them effectively.

History

The Day was established in 2018 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution. This day also acknowledges the formation of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the global organization of parliaments which was established in 1889.

Importance

Strong parliaments are a cornerstone of democracy as they represent voice of people, allocate funds to implement laws and policies, pass laws and hold governments accountable to people.

International Day of Parliamentarism