June 30, 2020

International Day of Parliamentarism is being celebrated on June 30 under the theme “Parliaments in a time of Pandemic.”


  • The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/72/278, recognized the role of parliaments in national plans and strategies and in ensuring greater transparency and accountability at national and global levels.

  • It is also the date, in 1889, on which the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) — the global organization of parliaments — was established. The IPU has permanent observer status at the United Nations General Assembly and is Headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland.

  • This Day celebrates parliaments and the ways in which parliamentary systems of government improve the day-to-day lives of people the world over.