29 June 2022

World Parliament Day 2022


World Parliament Day is celebrated every year on 30 June.

World Parliament Day was established in 2018 through a United Nations General Assembly Resolution.

The theme this year is focused on public engagement following the recent launch of the Global Parliamentary Report on Public engagement in the work of parliament.

Parliaments all over the world will be recognising this day and taking stock of what these institutions have done to foster good governance and protect the democratic systems that govern countries.


Features of a strong Parliament include:

-Oversight and accountability

-Public participation

-Co-operative government

-International participation


Direct ways of influencing Parliament include:

• Voting in elections

• Attending meetings

• Submissions, representations and petitions

• Contacting MPs

Indirect ways of influencing Parliament include:

• Keeping yourself informed

• Joining a political party

• Lobbying outside Parliament


Read more about the MPs featured on this blog:

David William Bryant

Bantu Holomisa

Alexandra Lilian Amelia Abrahams

Mmamoloko Kubayi

Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente

Inkosi Russel Cebekhulu


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