Tag: Development

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

  In 2002 the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 May to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, following the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2001.The United Nations sees the promotion of cultural diversity, and intercultural dialogue… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

World Fair Trade Day and the Fair Trade Challenge, 12-14 May 2017

  13th May 2017 is World Fair Trade Day, a worldwide celebration of fair trade, which helps fight poverty and exploitation by addressing issues of injustice or power imbalance in the supply chain of many products. On 13th May, events will be held around the world to celebrate the positive impact of fair trade, and… Continue Reading World Fair Trade Day and the Fair Trade Challenge, 12-14 May 2017

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

  The 6th April is observed by the United Nations every year as the International Day of Sport for Development of Peace, to acknowledge and promote sport as a way to advance human rights, development and peace.   On the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2017, the UN are launching the digital… Continue Reading International Day of Sport for Development and Peace, 6th April | United Nations

International Mine Awareness Day, 4 April | United Nations

  The 4th April is International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, a day observed every year by the United Nations to honour and promote the essential work of demining and mine-risk education in development and peace building.   The theme for International Mine Awareness Day 2017 is “Needs driven. People centred,” acknowledging that… Continue Reading International Mine Awareness Day, 4 April | United Nations

Read the Caritas January Newsletter | “We reflect on 2016”

The Caritas January 2017 eNews contains all the latest information on Caritas Australia’s work at home and overseas, as well as a reflection on the work of Caritas in 2016. With 2016 coming to an end, now is an important time to reflect on the moments that shaped the year and the stories of hope and inspiration… Continue Reading Read the Caritas January Newsletter | “We reflect on 2016”

Give a Global Gift This Christmas | Caritas Australia

Christmas is drawing nearer, and Caritas Australia is asking us to consider giving our friends and family a gift that will “create positive, sustainable change for some of the world’s most vulnerable women, men and children.”   There are a range of Global Gifts available to order from Caritas, including: The gift of water The… Continue Reading Give a Global Gift This Christmas | Caritas Australia

A Fairer World For All video | Caritas Australia

In October this year, Caritas Australia delivered messages from their supporters to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s office at a meeting in Canberra. These messages asked our government to stand up for a fairer world for all.   Caritas have put together a video featuring a some of these supporters (including a few Aboriginal Catholic Ministry staff)… Continue Reading A Fairer World For All video | Caritas Australia

International Day for Disaster Reduction | 13 October 2016 | United Nations

  13th October 2016 is International Day for Disaster Reduction, which was established  in 1989 as a day to acknowledge the work done around the world to reduce communities’ exposure to disasters and to raise awareness about the importance of risk-awareness. We can replace material possessions, but we cannot replace people.  I am repeatedly appalled… Continue Reading International Day for Disaster Reduction | 13 October 2016 | United Nations

United Nations | World Habitat Day, 3rd October 2016

  3rd October 2016 is World Habitat Day, and the focus for 2016 is house affordability for all, with the theme: “Housing at the Centre.”   The United Nations is encouraging governments and leaders around the world to put “housing at the centre” and to remember the need for affordable housing for all people in urban… Continue Reading United Nations | World Habitat Day, 3rd October 2016

The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Taking a strengths-based approach to development

Empowering people to make use of their own resources to drive change in their communities underpinned Martin Mazinga’s dialogue with guests during the launch of Project Compassion 2016 at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Fremantle Campus on Tuesday 23 February 2016. This year’s Project Compassion theme Learning More, Creating Change celebrates 50 years of… Continue Reading The Record » PROJECT COMPASSION 2016: Taking a strengths-based approach to development

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