Denmark Celebrates its Constitution Day

The citizens of Denmar today celebrated their Constitution Day.

Denmark’s Constitution Day is also called Independence Day in Demark which is celebarted every 5th of June. It is a national holiday as well.

The special day commemorates the anniversary of the signing of the constitution of 1849, making Denmark a constitutional monarchy and the constitution of 1953.

Denmark celebrates its Independence Day through a public holiday where families are free to spend this day with each other. June 5 is also Father’s Day in Denmark!

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark welcome George W. Bush and Laura Bush.

In Danish, Constitution Day is called “Grundlovsdag.”

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today sent her wishes to the people of Denmark as they celebrate this special day.

At DC, Ms. Clinton stressed the United States and Denmark share a deep and enduring partnership.

She cites that just this week, Ms. Clinton had the chance to experience firsthand the hospitality and warmth of the Danish people, and reaffirmed US commitment to solving a wide range of challenges.

Both countries is working to combat climate change, promote green energy and support lasting peace and stability throughout the Middle East and North Africa.

The United States is grateful for Denmark’s global leadership as we continue to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

US-Denmark relationship is a testament to the common values their citizens share and to the mutual interests that unite them, Ms. Clinton noted.

“As you celebrate this special day, know that the people of United States stand with you as friends and partners.” -Ms. Clinton

On July 2010, US and Denmark launched a joint initiative aimed at improving women’s access to justice in Helmand Province. The joint U.S.-Danish initiative targets three priority areas: women’s right to justice, strengthening rule of law in the area, and strengthening civil society at the provincial level.

Improving access to justice is key to the stabilization of Helmand Province. In order to reach the goal of gradually transferring responsibility to Afghan authorities, the justice sector must be developed and its capacity increased. Socio-economic development in Helmand is only possible if the population trusts in the formal justice system and government authorities.

Current major challenges within the justice sector include basic access to institutions, procedural delays, corruption, and a lack of quality in decision making processes and court rulings. These problems affect all citizens, but the barriers are overwhelming for the women of Helmand Province.

With this initiative, the United States and Denmark have more actively and effectively supported Afghan government and civil society partners who are committed to improving justice for the women of Helmand.

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