15 Sep 2023

International Day of Democracy

This year’s theme for the International Day of Democracy, “Empowering the next generation,” focuses on young people’s essential role in advancing democracy and ensuring that their voices are included in the decisions that have a profound impact on their world.

This event is focused on the need for the values of democracy to accelerate the SDGs, particularly for climate action. The session highlights the role of youth in protecting and promoting civic space and recognizes their leadership in moving climate action forward.

With the aim of fostering innovative solutions and inclusive participation, the event will hear from climate activists, civil society, and UN representatives on their efforts to tackle the climate crisis and achieve justice through democratic means.