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International Day of Peace_21st September 2021

www.un.org The Peace Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of Japan in 1954. It has become tradition to ring the bell twice a year: on the first day of spring, at the Vernal Equinox, and on 21 September to celebrate the International Day for Peace.  PHOTO:UN Photo/Manuel Elías   2021 Theme: Recovering better for… Continue Reading International Day of Peace_21st September 2021

Intl Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples_9th August 2021

  United Nations (UN) A centuries-old marginalization and a set of different vulnerabilities expose indigenous peoples to the serious effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. PHOTO:UN Composition with photographs by PAHO (left), Martine Perret (center) and UNICEF Ecuador-Arcos (right) Leaving no one behind Indigenous peoples and the call for a new social contract There are over… Continue Reading Intl Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples_9th August 2021

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons_30th July 2021

www.acrath.org.au PRAYER FOR 2020 WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Dear Members and Supporters, this letter is from Louise Cleary csb, ACRATH President, and Christine Carolan, EO.     ACRATH Launches Appeal ON: JUNE 23, 2021 IN: ACRATH, FORCED LABOUR, HUMAN TRAFFICKING, MODERN SLAVERY BY: ACRATH ACRATH, Australia’s leading Catholic anti-trafficking organisation, is appealing for funds to continue its support for trafficked… Continue Reading World Day Against Trafficking in Persons_30th July 2021

1st UN International Day of Human Fraternity_4th February 2021

  UN declares 4 February ‘International Day of Human Fraternity’ The UN General Assembly adopts a resolution declaring 4 February as the International Day of Human Fraternity. It comes as the result of Christian-Muslim cooperation to promote peace, harmony and intercultural dialogue in the world. By Vatican News staff writer Fratelli tutti, the recent encyclical… Continue Reading 1st UN International Day of Human Fraternity_4th February 2021

International Day of Women and Girls in Science_11th February 2021

An adolescent girl conducts an experiment during a chemistry class in Kamulanga Secondary School in Lusaka, Zambia. UNICEF Photo/UN0145554/Karin Schermbrucker Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of… Continue Reading International Day of Women and Girls in Science_11th February 2021

International Day of Persons with Disabilities_3rd December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December Modibo Sall, 10, teaches sign language to his father Amadou, 52-year-old. Modibo was born deaf. He lives in the village of Bouaké, in the center of Côte d’Ivoire. PHOTO:UNICEF/Frank Dejongh Modibo Sall, 10, teaches his 52-year-old father, Amadou, sign language. Modibo was born deaf. He lives in… Continue Reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities_3rd December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery_2nd December

  International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2nd December Woman from Morocco trapped in forced labour. “Whenever the lady of the house left, she would lock me up for hours in the veranda, with only one small bottle of water.” © PAG-ASA, Massimo Timosi Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the  International… Continue Reading International Day for the Abolition of Slavery_2nd December

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare_30th November

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 30th November UNSCOM inspectors take mustard agent samples from 155-mm mustard agent artillery projectiles, which have been wrapped in plastic to minimize contamination, Iraq, 1991. UN Photo/Shankar Kunhambu The Conference of the States Parties to the Chemical Weapons Convention, at its 20th Session, decided that a memorial Day… Continue Reading Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare_30th November

Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women_25th November

Prayer Gender Violence_Poverty (PDF – UN Women)   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November Artwork for the UN Women interactive website, Violence Against Women: Facts Everyone Should Know. Image: UN Women “Sexual violence against women and girls is rooted in centuries of male domination. Let us not forget that the… Continue Reading Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women_25th November

Universal Children’s Day_20th November 2020

    World Children’s Day 20th November PHOTO:UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Students at the “25 de Junho” School, located in Beira, Mozambique. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Around the world, children are showing us their strength and leadership advocating for a more sustainable world for all. Let’s build on advances and re-commit to putting children first. For every… Continue Reading Universal Children’s Day_20th November 2020

International Day for Tolerance_16th November 2020

  International Day for Tolerance 16 November   During the time of Apartheid in South Africa, when black people were denied their basic human and political rights, two youngsters of different races forge a connection in Cape Town. UN Photo (1982) The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures… Continue Reading International Day for Tolerance_16th November 2020

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty_17th October 2020

  United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October A Haitian woman prepares “clay cakes” — sun-baked disks of clay, butter & salt — that have become a symbol of Haiti’s struggles with extreme poverty and hunger.  PHOTO:© UN/Logan Abassi In a world characterized by an unprecedented level of economic development, technological means… Continue Reading International Day for the Eradication of Poverty_17th October 2020

Intl Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples_9th August

  United Nations (UN) PHOTO: The Bogotá Ministry of Health have sent a Muisca nurse to Suba, in the north of Bogotá, Colombia, to check on the local Muisca indigenous population. Worldwide, over 50% of indigenous adults over age 35 have type 2 diabetes. At the same time, tuberculosis continues to disproportionately affect indigenous peoples… Continue Reading Intl Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples_9th August

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons_30th July 2020

www.acrath.org.au PRAYER FOR 2020 WORLD DAY AGAINST TRAFFICKING IN PERSONS Dear Members and Supporters, this letter is from Louise Cleary csb, ACRATH President, and Christine Carolan, EO. July 9 2020   Dear ACRATH Members and Supporters,   Many of you, your congregations, dioceses, parishes or communities, already donate to ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in… Continue Reading World Day Against Trafficking in Persons_30th July 2020

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