Tag: United Nations

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

Intl Day of UN Peacekeepers_Friday, 29th May 2020

  www.un.org International Day of UN Peacekeepers 29th May Background The General Assembly, in its resolution 57/129, designated 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This is the date when in 1948 the first UN peacekeeping mission named the “United Nations Truce Supervision Organization”, or UNTSO, began operations in Palestine. On this… Continue Reading Intl Day of UN Peacekeepers_Friday, 29th May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity_22nd May 2020

  www.un.org 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 structure and address the pitfall of weeds, pests and pathogens. The firm also adopts climate adaptation techniques,… Continue Reading International Day for Biological Diversity_22nd May 2020

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development_21st May 2020

  www.un.org Why does cultural diversity matter? Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development_21st May 2020

International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2020

  www.un.org 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) Background Following the devastation of the Second World War, the United Nations was established to save succeeding generations from the… Continue Reading International Day of Living Together in Peace_16th May 2020

International Mother Earth Day_50th Anniversary_Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

World Mother Earth Day as a Time to Reflect (Eureka Street) As a GCCM Member Organization, your leadership lights a beacon of hope for Catholics everywhere.   Fifty years ago this week, millions of people around the world came together to kick off a new era in the protection of our common home. In 1970,… Continue Reading International Mother Earth Day_50th Anniversary_Wednesday, 22nd April 2020

Intl Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action_4th April 2020

Gaza school children attending interactive theater production featuring ERW Risk Education, International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action, April 2016. Photo: UNMAS Palestine   The achievements of the mine action community show that, in working together, we can reach milestones once seen as impossible – a timely message for our efforts today… Continue Reading Intl Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action_4th April 2020

Zero Discrimination Day_Sunday, 1st March 2020

UNAIDS URGES ACTION TO CHANGE DISCRIMINATORY LAWS IN ORDER TO RESTORE DIGNITY AND RESPECT AND SAVE LIVES   On Zero Discrimination Day, UNAIDS calls on countries to examine discriminatory provisions in their laws and policies and make positive changes to ensure equality, inclusion and protection. “Human rights violations are happening all over the world because… Continue Reading Zero Discrimination Day_Sunday, 1st March 2020

World Day of Social Justice_20th February 2020

United Nations Two people in an extremely impoverished rural area in Brazil. ©J. Ripper/ILO 2020 Theme: “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”   Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality, or the rights… Continue Reading World Day of Social Justice_20th February 2020

International Day of Women and Girls in Science_11th February 2020

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 2020

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation_6th February 2020

  Abida and her child live in Ethiopia’s Afar Region. In Afar, prevalence of female genital mutilation has fallen sharply — down to 31% in some districts — in areas where the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on the Elimination of FGM is supporting community-led interventions. Photo: Sara Elgamal for UNFPA Ending Female Genital Mutilation by 2030… Continue Reading International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation_6th February 2020

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