The IPC supports International Day of Democracy 15 September 2020
The Information and Privacy Commission NSW (IPC) supports International Day of Democracy on 15 September 2020. This year’s theme is COVID-19: A Spotlight on Democracy.
The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. Democracy is as much a process as a goal, and only with the full participation of and support by the international community, national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy be made into a reality to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.
UN Secretary General António Guterres has urged governments to be transparent, responsive and accountable in their COVID-19 response and ensure that any emergency measures are legal, proportionate, necessary and non-discriminatory.