#DemocracySaturday - Building democratic societies

How can we build democratic institutions that respond to the needs of all parts of societies? Here are some of the most popular #DemocracySaturday tweets and Facebook posts. Join the global discussion on building democratic societies - we’d love your input!

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  1. In Somalia a paralegal that participated in our trainings gives legal assistance to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the Ajuran IDP camp in Garowe. #DemocracySaturday
    Photo: UNDP in Somalia/Noor Khamis
  2. In Somalia a paralegal that participated in our
  3. A fundamental aspect of a democratic state is the right of its citizens to participate in decision-making processes. The success of development and participatory governance depends on both a robust state and an active civil society with healthy levels of civic engagement.
  4. A fundamental aspect of a democratic state is ...
  5. Students attend class at a public school in Bamako. Attending primary school is becoming the norm in Africa, but the quality of education remains a challenge. ©Marco Dormino/UN
  6. "Democracy cannot be exported or imposed; it must come from the will of the people. The rest of us can support nations on the path they lay out for themselves to meet their aspirations for equity, inclusiveness and empowerment." - Helen Clark
  7. Iraq: Children play in a newly rehabilitated school in Chebayes. UNDP’s Local Area Development Programme (LADP) aims to strengthen local authorities to plan and manage reconstruction and development activities. UNDP/Iraq
  8. We are here to help governments to be more responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, including the poor.

    We are here to build Democratic Government.