Georgian officials will celebrate the Day of Democracy with Facebook users
Georgian officials will celebrate the Day of Democracy with intenet users worldwide. As reported by "Georgia-News", the head of the Committee of Education, Science and Culture of the Georgian Parliament Goka Gabashvili and Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations Akaki Minashvili intend to meet with the users of Georgian legislature social networking site on Facebook on this occasion.
As recalled in an interview to the press service of the Parliament, the International Day of Democracy was established in 2007 in connection with the adoption of the Interparliament Universal Declaration on Democracy in September 1997.
The UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon extended a special message on this occasion. "The UN is committed to developing and strengthening democratic institutions around the world but it does not seek to export or support any particular national or regional model of democracy" - stated the document on Facebook
"The UN is of the opinion that democratic ideals derive from the philosophies and traditions of all regions of the world, that effective democratic governance improves the quality of life of people around the world and that democracy is the foundation of lasting peace, security and development" - said in the UN statement.
Mr. Ban Ki-moon also said in his message that twentieth anniversary of fundamental changes in Eastern Europe is this year. "Many countries of the region are still at an early stage of transition to democracy. They know how difficult is the task of ensuring the rule of law, strengthening transparency and accountability and transformation of political and economic systems" - said the UN Secretary General in a common document.