S.Res.540 - A resolution recognizing September 15, 2014, as the International Day of Democracy, affirming the role of civil society as a cornerstone of democracy, and encouraging all governments to stand with civil society in the face of mounting restrictions on civil society organizations.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD] (Introduced 09/10/2014)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 12/03/2014 Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.540 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (12/03/2014)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Supports the goals of the International Day of Democracy.
Recognizes the importance of civil society to the healthy development of nations.
Reaffirms the commitment of the United States to the protection and advancement of democracy throughout the world.
Condemns the use of restrictions, coercion, threats, or force to impede the activities of civil society organizations.
Recognizes the important role diplomacy plays in defending global civil society and creating new openings for civic space.