Tag: United Nations

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

International Day of Persons with Disabilities_3rd December 2018

Church calls for empowerment of people with disability Media Release November 29, 2018  Australia’s bishops have urged all Catholics to promote, empower and recognise the gifts of people with disability. Bishop Don Sproxton, Auxiliary Bishop of Perth and the newly-appointed Bishop Delegate for Disability Issues, said that as the Church prepared for Advent, it was appropriate… Continue Reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities_3rd December 2018

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery_2nd December 2018

    https://acrath.org.au/?s=slavery   Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans   Call For Effective Action Against Slavery ON: NOVEMBER 16, 2018 IN: HUMAN TRAFFICKING, INTERNATIONAL, MODERN SLAVERY BY: ACRATH 0 COMMENTS Archbishop Bernardito Auza, the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the United Nations in New York on Nov. 9 addressed a conference on “Practical Solutions to Eradicate Human Trafficking”.… Continue Reading International Day for the Abolition of Slavery_2nd December 2018

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare_30th November 2018

  UNSCOM inspectors take mustard agent samples from 155-mm mustard agent artillery projectiles, which have been wrapped in plastic to minimize contamination, Iraq, 1991. UN Photo/Shankar Kunhambu   The Conference of the States Parties at its 20th Session decided that a memorial Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare would be observed on 30 November… Continue Reading Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare_30th November 2018

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women_25th November 2018

  16-Days-Campaign_2018_ACRATH   www.un.org/en/events/endviolenceday A scene from Afghanistan’s Palwasha TV series, a show that draws attention to the issue of violence against women. Kabul, Afghanistan. UN Photo/Jawad Jalali One of the most devastating human rights violations Violence against women and girls is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our… Continue Reading International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women_25th November 2018

UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief_25th November 2018

UN_Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief Considering that one of the basic principles of the Charter of the United Nations is that of the dignity and equality inherent in all human beings, and that all Member States have pledged themselves to take joint and separate action in… Continue Reading UN Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief_25th November 2018

International Day for Tolerance_16th November 2018

United Nations_Itnl Day for Tolerance 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) “Tolerance is an act of humanity, which we must nurture and enact each in own lives every… Continue Reading International Day for Tolerance_16th November 2018

World Science Day for Peace and Development_10th November 2018

United Nations_World Science Day for Peace & Development Experts test a radioactive source tracking system at an equipment fabrication facility outside Hanoi, Viet Nam, November 2016. IAEA Photo/Dean Calma Background The organization of a focused event related to the commitment to science and society was one of the positive outcomes of the 1999 World Conference… Continue Reading World Science Day for Peace and Development_10th November 2018

Intl Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict_6th November 2018

United Nations_Environmental Conflict A Nepalese peacekeeper with the African Union-UN Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) plants a tree outside UNAMID Headquarters in El Fasher, Sudan. UN Photo/Albert Gonzalez Farran On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6 November of each year as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in… Continue Reading Intl Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict_6th November 2018

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