The International Day of Parliamentarism is observed every year on 30 June. The day recognises the importance of parliamentary systems of government in shaping modern societies. It also acknowledges the role of parliaments in representing the voice of the people, introducing laws, and recognising policies.
This year, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and its members will observe the day under the theme of public engagement after the recent launch of the Global Parliamentary Report on Public engagement in the work of parliament.
The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in the year 2018 and designated 30 June as the International Day of Parliamentarism. On the same date in 1889, the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), which is the global organisation of parliaments, was established.