Tag: United Nations

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

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

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