Tag: United Nations

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day_15th June 2019

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  15 June 2019   Home Background Videos Resources UN Observances Two retirees chatting in Kalemegdan Fort gardens, Serbia. Photo: The World Bank/Celine Ferre Virtually all countries are expected to see substantial growth in the number of older persons between 2015 and 2030, and that growth will be faster in developing… Continue Reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day_15th June 2019

World Day Against Child Labour_12 June 2019

World Day Against Child Labour  12 June 2019 Home Background Action Message  Resources Videos UN Observances Mohammed, 14, a Syrian refugee from Kobani, works underneath a car at a repair shop in Erbil, Iraq in March 2016. An ILO study shows, there is a strong correlation between child labour and situations of conflict and disaster. UNICEF/UN020145/Yar… Continue Reading World Day Against Child Labour_12 June 2019

World Environment Day_5th June 2019

World Environment Day 5 June 2019 Home Background Take Action Message Videos Events #BeatPlasticPollution Tag Resources Observances UN Environment launched the Clean Seas campaign in 2017 with an event at this beach in Bali, Indonesia. The campaign aims to raise awareness to protect our oceans. Photo: UNEP. “On World Environment Day, the message is simple:… Continue Reading World Environment Day_5th June 2019

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression_4th June 2019

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression  4 June 2019   Home Background Resources UN Observances Palestinian children search through the rubble of their home destroyed by Israeli strikes in Khuza’a, southern Gaza Strip in 2014. UN Photo/Shareef Sarhan “Children need peace and protection at all times. The rules of war prohibit the unlawful… Continue Reading International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression_4th June 2019

International Day of UN Peacekeepers_29th May 2019 

  International Day of UN Peacekeepers 29 May 2019  Home Background Messages Medal Awards Resources Videos UN Observances In 2017, Bangladesh sent two female combat pilots to the UN mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) – Flight Lieutenant Nayma Haque and Flight Lieutenant Tamanna-E-Lutfi. Photo: MONUSCO/Force “United Nations peacekeeping is a proven… Continue Reading International Day of UN Peacekeepers_29th May 2019 

International Day for Biological Diversity_22nd May 2019

  International Day for Biological Diversity  22 May 2019 Home Biological Diversity Convention on Biodiversity Resources Videos UN Observances The Orto Sole cooperative farm in Fiumicino and Torrimpietra, Italy, is located in a protected historical site made of sandy soils, which requires the optimization of the use of water resources in order to preserve soil… Continue Reading International Day for Biological Diversity_22nd May 2019

International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2019

  International Day of Living Together in Peace  16 May 2019 Home Background Resources UN Observances The United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) commemorates the International Day of Peace by releasing doves, a symbol of peace. UN Photo/Pasqual Gorriz Living together in peace is all about accepting differences and having the ability to listen… Continue Reading International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2019

World Wildlife Day_3rd March 2019

http://www.wildlifeday.org/ An African male lion in the Ugandan wilderness. Photo WCS /Julie Larsen Maher “On World Wildlife Day, I call on people around the world to help raise awareness and to take personal action to help ensure the survival of the world’s big cats and all its precious and fragile biological diversity.” — UN Secretary-General António… Continue Reading World Wildlife Day_3rd March 2019

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation_6th February 2019

  UNFPA/Sheila Mckinnon   Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women and girls.… Continue Reading International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation_6th February 2019

UN_International Decades

UN – International Decades   UNITED NATIONS 2010–2020 United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification   (A/RES/62/195) 2011–2020 Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism   (A/RES/65/119) United Nations Decade on Biodiversity   (A/RES/65/161) Decade of Action for Road Safety   (A/RES/64/255)  2014–2024 United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All   (A/RES/67/215) 2018–2028 International Decade for… Continue Reading UN_International Decades

International Human Solidarity Day_20th December 2018

www.un.org UN Photo   The new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda is centred on people & planet, underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease. It will be thus be built on a foundation of global cooperation and solidarity. International Human Solidarity Day is: a… Continue Reading International Human Solidarity Day_20th December 2018

International Migrants Day_18th December 2018

www.un.org International Migrants Day 18 December    IOM staff assist migrants at the Addis Ababa Bole International Airport. Photo: IOM “Migration has always been with us. Climate change, demographics, instability, growing inequalities, and aspirations for a better life, as well as unmet needs in labour markets, mean it is here to stay. The answer is effective… Continue Reading International Migrants Day_18th December 2018

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