The International Day of Democracy was established in 2007 by the United Nations, and was first held in 2008. The date was chosen because it was precisely on September 15, 1997 when the world organization of parliaments “IPU” adopted a Declaration Universal Democracy reaffirming its principles and practices and the elements necessary for a democratic government.
“We must remember that democracy is based on participation, and which is threatened by apathy, fear and intolerance as much as can be, by economic challenges”, said days before the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, who warns that “we must not take it for granted.”
For the President of the European Parliament, Martin Schulz, dialogue and inclusion “are the basic ingredients of a political culture based on tolerance and mutual respect” democracy.
On September 15, the International Day of Democracy is commemorated. It is a day that recalls the importance of promoting and protecting democracy.
The General Assembly has decided to observe September 15 each year as the International Day of Democracy to be held and observed by all persons (resolution 62/7 of 8 November 2007). The Assembly urged Governments to strengthen national programs devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention was founded by Professor Erwin Ringel and Dr. Norman Farberow in 1960. Since then, professionals and volunteers from more than fifty countries have joined their ranks. AIPS is a nongovernmental organization officially linked to the World Health Organization in order to prevent suicide.
The International Association for Suicide Prevention aims at:
• preventing suicidal behavior,
• reducing impacts associated with these, and
• Providing a contact point for researchers, mental health professionals, crisis assistants, volunteers and bereaved by suicide.
World Day for Suicide Prevention includes the participation of different countries and aims to convene the population and the media to reflect on the importance of suicide prevention and the treatment given to information about such sensitive issues is generated and sensitive as the death of a person in these circumstances.
The National Directorate organized a National Day for Suicide Prevention. This activity is part of the policies of health promotion and disease prevention aimed at to involve the entire population recovering knowledge and networks of local management.
The organization for National Mental Health and Addictions drives action for suicide prevention in the National and International Day on September 10. This initiative will help raise public awareness that suicide is a health problem, but with the commitment of all preventable.