The ozone layer – a fragile layer of gas – protects the Earth from harmful rays of the sun, and therefore helps to preserve life on the planet. By action of various chemicals used worldwide, this layer has been wearing out to the point of endangering human health.
In 1994, the General Assembly invited all States to devote the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer to promoting the objectives related to the Protocol and its amendments activities.
The theme of this year’s celebration, “Protecting our atmosphere for generations to come” emphasizes the extraordinary collaboration and environmental benefits that governments around the world achieved through the Montreal Protocol.
The ozone layer, a fragile layer of gas, protects the Earth from harmful solar rays and therefore helps preserve life on the planet.
In 1994 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed September 16 as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date on which the Protocol was signed in Montreal in 1987 on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
During the International Day of Democracy the television channel of the House will launch a series of interviews with various parliamentarians related to the Parliamentary Union, where democracy issues will be addressed.
The Chamber of Deputies of Chile adheres to the International Day of Democracy and the call of the IPU, and as Corporation recognizes democracy “as the main value of institutions and the rule of Chilean law,” adding that ” Parliament does not guarantee democracy, but there can be no democracy without a parliament.”
Democracy is realized and must be visible to the citizen with increasing indicators of Peace, Freedom, Equality, Prosperity and Solidarity. Next we are going to share with you some cards and pictures that make reference to this meaning of Democracy.
Democracy is understood as a political doctrine and a model of social and civil coexistence, which favors the universally accepted human rights possessed by all citizens of the world over the authority and power of governments, states or any other instance of power.
Specific activities such as collecting signatures for a petition in a matter regarding the situation of democracy, make demands of public access to information, integration of education for democracy, promoting the participation of young people and students in the principles of democracy, organize consultations with politicians, are only some examples of how Democracy Day is celebrated.