Tag: United Nations

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

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 

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