Tag: United Nations

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances_30th August 2019

www.un.org International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 30 August Mourners carry photographs of loved ones who died or who disappeared on 12 November 1991 when the Indonesian military opened fire on a group of pro-independence supporters during a peaceful demonstration at the Santa Cruz Cemetery in Dili, Timor Leste. UNMIT Photo/Martine Perret Enforced… Continue Reading International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances_30th August 2019

International Day Against Nuclear Tests_ 29th August 2019

www.un.org International Day Against Nuclear Tests 29 August Preparatory Committee for the Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Meets for First Time. UN Photo Background The 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests through the unanimous adoption… Continue Reading International Day Against Nuclear Tests_ 29th August 2019

Intnl Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 21st August 2019

  www.un.org International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 21 August   Participants at a special event entitled “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 (3 February 2016). UN Photo/Manuel… Continue Reading Intnl Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 21st August 2019

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism_21st August 2019

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 21 August “I welcome the decision of the General Assembly to establish an International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. We must lift up the voices of victims and survivors of terrorist attacks, who consistently call for accountability and results.… Continue Reading International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism_21st August 2019

World Humanitarian Day_19th August 2019

www.un.org  World Humanitarian Day  19 August © Nazeer Al-Khatib/Stringer “Around the world, conflict is forcing record numbers of people from their homes, with over 65 million people now displaced. Children are recruited by armed groups and used to fight. Women are abused and humiliated. As humanitarian workers deliver aid and medical workers provide for those… Continue Reading World Humanitarian Day_19th August 2019

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples_9th August 2019

www.un.org International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 9 August   Alice Lesepen is of the Rendille peoples of Marsabit County in Kenya. After high school, she became involved in community, social, and development work as a volunteer. Her main objective was to promote women’s empowerment and the rights of indigenous women and girls by… Continue Reading International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples_9th August 2019

World Population Day_11th July 2019

UNITED NATIONS Women who benefit from a daycare funded by the Productive Safety Nets Program in Arsi Ethiopia. Photo: World Bank/Binyam Teshome   World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth… Continue Reading World Population Day_11th July 2019

International Day Against Drug Abuse  and Illicit Trafficking_26th June 2019 

International Day Against Drug Abuse  and Illicit Trafficking 26 June    Home Background UN Action Message Resources UN Observances UNODC conducts illicit crop monitoring of opium poppy fields in Myanmar. Photo: UNODC By resolution 42/112 of 7 December 1987, the General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking… Continue Reading International Day Against Drug Abuse  and Illicit Trafficking_26th June 2019 

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture_26th June 2019

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June    Home Background Messages Resources UN Observances Singers wearing hats advocating “No Torture” line up before performing at a Human Rights Day event outside of Mogadishu Central Prison in Somalia. UN Photo/Tobin Jones “Torture remains unacceptable and unjustified at all times, including during states of… Continue Reading International Day in Support of Victims of Torture_26th June 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict_19th June 2019

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict  19 June Home Background UN Action Message Resources UN Observances Baby Gladys, named after the UN Police Officer, who helped her mother when she became pregnant after being raped at 13. Bangui, Central African Republic. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe “Children conceived through wartime rape often struggle… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict_19th June 2019

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought_17th June 2019

  World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought  17 June 2019 Home Desertification Background Videos Resources UN Observances FAO Dune Fixation and Stabilization Project helped fight against desertification in Mauritania, especially where sand dunes encroach upon agricultural land. Photo: FAO/Roberto Faidutti. The decay of the land Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid… Continue Reading World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought_17th June 2019

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

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