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The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) is the global organization of national parliaments. We work to safeguard peace and drive positive democratic change through political dialogue and concrete action.
In 2014, we are promoting International Day of Democracy through our Member Parliaments in 164 countries around the world.
Since the United Nations General Assembly declared in 2007 that every 15 September should be observed as the International Day of Democracy, hundreds of events have been held to mark this day in over 100 countries.
Find out more about how countries around the world are marking International Day of Democracy this year.