Tag: United Nations

World Maritime Day – 30 September 2021

www.un.org   World Maritime Day 30 September 2021 PHOTO:©IMO The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the professionalism and sacrifice of the two million seafarers who serve on the world’s merchant fleet. Shipping has continued to transport more than 80% of world trade, including vital medical supplies, food and other basic goods that are critical for the… Continue Reading World Maritime Day – 30 September 2021

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons | 26 September 2021

www.un.org   International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 26 September Sculpture depicting St. George slaying the dragon. The dragon is created from fragments of Soviet SS-20 and United States Pershing nuclear missiles.  PHOTO:UN Photo/Milton Grant Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject… Continue Reading International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons | 26 September 2021

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

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer | 16 September 2021

  www.un.org International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 16 September Sky over Tennessee, United States.  PHOTO:UN Photo/N. Kollar   “Let us take encouragement from how we have worked together to preserve the ozone layer and apply the same will to healing the planet and forging a brighter and more equitable future for all… Continue Reading International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer | 16 September 2021

International Day of Democracy_15th September 2021

  www.un.org International Day of Democracy 15 September As the world confronts COVID-19, democracy is crucial in ensuring the free flow of information, participation in decision-making and accountability for the response to the pandemic. UN Secretary-General António Guterres COVID-19: A Spotlight on Democracy The unprecedented COVID-19 crisis has resulted in major social, political and legal… Continue Reading International Day of Democracy_15th September 2021

International Day of Charity_5th September 2021

A girl walks away from an aid distribution centre in Eastern Mosul, holding a baby hygiene kit. PHOTO:© UNICEF Iraq/2016/Khuzaie   Charity, like the notions of volunteerism and philanthropy, provides real social bonding and contributes to the creation of inclusive and more resilient societies. Charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, supplement public… Continue Reading International Day of Charity_5th September 2021

Intnl Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 21st August 2021

  www.un.org International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 21 August   Participants at event on “Interfaith harmony: Implementing the Transformative Agenda of the Sustainable Development Goals”, co-organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the Committee of Religious NGOs (2016). PHOTO:UN Photo/Manuel Elias   Human Rights… Continue Reading Intnl Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 21st August 2021

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism_21st August 2021

  International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 21 August www.un.org.au Promotion and protection of human rights and the rule of law at the national and international levels are essential for preventing and combating terrorism. PHOTO:UN While more countries are affected by terrorism today, the number of victims has largely been concentrated… Continue Reading International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism_21st August 2021

World Humanitarian Day_19th August 2021

www.un.org  World Humanitarian Day  19 August   “The Human Race”, an illustration depicting human figures running while consumed by shades of red (global warming) and shades of blue (tsunami as a climate change phenomenon). PHOTO:©Sadek Ahmed   © Nazeer Al-Khatib/Stringer “Around the world, conflict is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, with over… Continue Reading World Humanitarian Day_19th August 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

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict_19th June 2021

www.un.org International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict  19 June 2021 A woman living in Kassab Camp for Internally Displaced People in Kutum, North Darfur, expresses her sorrow over the increase in rapes in the area.  PHOTO:UN Photo/Albert González Farran “On this International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict_19th June 2021

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought_17th June 2021

www.un.org World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought  17 June 2021 Extra 593 million hectares of agricultural land, an area nearly twice the size of India, will be required by 2050 over 2010 levels.  PHOTO:Avijit Ghosh / UNCCDD Photo Contest 2018   When the soil asks for help Desertification is the degradation of land in arid,… Continue Reading World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought_17th June 2021

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day_15th June 2021

www.un.org World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  15 June 2021   Left: A market vendor sells produce at Victoria Market in Port Victoria, Seychelles. Right: 64 years old, Christine Banlog, has been a market woman for 22 years. She is widowed, and raising her three grandchildren in Nyalla, Cameroon.  PHOTO:UN Women/Ryan Brown UN Secretary-General António Guterres “The… Continue Reading World Elder Abuse Awareness Day_15th June 2021

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