General Assembly Resolution on Democracy

  • Date / 2023
  • Location / Denmark
  • Location Ratified / Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Ratifying Body / General Assembly
  • Status / Current

This General Assembly notes the Declaration of the 2023 World Humanist Congress on Democracy: a humanist value.

This General Assembly notes that democracy faces many challenges globally. These challenges include the rise of authoritarianism, the suppression of human rights and civil liberties, the proliferation of disinformation and misinformation, the weakening of democratic institutions, the continued harassment of and intimidation of civil society activists, NGOs, and others working for human rights, civil engagement, and environmental sustainability, and the exacerbation of social and economic inequalities.

We call on humanist organizations to play their part in confronting these threats to democracy of today in whatever ways they can. We should all consider meaningful ways to advance democracy and democratic values in our current context, to act in the best interests not just of people today but for future generations, for whom democracy should be an inheritance.

Suggested academic reference

'General Assembly Resolution on Democracy', Humanists International, General Assembly, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2023

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