Tag: United Nations

World Soil Day_5th December

World Soil Day 5th December Rabbits, toads, moles, beavers, and badgers are the principal agents of soil turnover and distribution. PHOTO:Martina Vitakova/Unsplash. Stop Soil Erosion, Save Our Future Every 5 seconds, the equivalent of one soccer field of soil is eroded. This alarming fact reaffirms the need to raise awareness through World Soil Day of this growing problem,… Continue Reading World Soil Day_5th December

International Volunteer Day_5th December 2020

International Volunteer Day 5th December UN Volunteer Teacher Farah Chahine talking to one of the students during the recess, while another child embraces Layal Ammar, also a UN Volunteer Teacher, Ramallah School in Chatila Palestinian Refugee camp.  PHOTO:UNV The diverse and dynamic role of volunteerism in promoting the Sustainable Development Goals merits strong support from Governments… Continue Reading International Volunteer Day_5th December 2020

International Day of Persons with Disabilities_3rd December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3rd December Modibo Sall, 10, teaches sign language to his father Amadou, 52-year-old. Modibo was born deaf. He lives in the village of Bouaké, in the center of Côte d’Ivoire. PHOTO:UNICEF/Frank Dejongh Modibo Sall, 10, teaches his 52-year-old father, Amadou, sign language. Modibo was born deaf. He lives in… Continue Reading International Day of Persons with Disabilities_3rd December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery_2nd December

  International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 2nd December Woman from Morocco trapped in forced labour. “Whenever the lady of the house left, she would lock me up for hours in the veranda, with only one small bottle of water.” © PAG-ASA, Massimo Timosi Slavery is not merely a historical relic. According to the  International… Continue Reading International Day for the Abolition of Slavery_2nd December

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare_30th November

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 30th November 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 to the Chemical Weapons Convention, at its 20th Session, decided that a memorial Day… Continue Reading Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare_30th November

Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women_25th November

Prayer Gender Violence_Poverty (PDF – UN Women)   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November Artwork for the UN Women interactive website, Violence Against Women: Facts Everyone Should Know. Image: UN Women “Sexual violence against women and girls is rooted in centuries of male domination. Let us not forget that the… Continue Reading Intl Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women_25th November

Universal Children’s Day_20th November 2020

    World Children’s Day 20th November PHOTO:UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Students at the “25 de Junho” School, located in Beira, Mozambique. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe Around the world, children are showing us their strength and leadership advocating for a more sustainable world for all. Let’s build on advances and re-commit to putting children first. For every… Continue Reading Universal Children’s Day_20th November 2020

International Day for Tolerance_16th November 2020

  International Day for Tolerance 16 November   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) The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures… Continue Reading International Day for Tolerance_16th November 2020

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty_17th October 2020

  United Nations International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 17th October A Haitian woman prepares “clay cakes” — sun-baked disks of clay, butter & salt — that have become a symbol of Haiti’s struggles with extreme poverty and hunger.  PHOTO:© UN/Logan Abassi In a world characterized by an unprecedented level of economic development, technological means… Continue Reading International Day for the Eradication of Poverty_17th October 2020

Intl Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples_9th August

  United Nations (UN) PHOTO: The Bogotá Ministry of Health have sent a Muisca nurse to Suba, in the north of Bogotá, Colombia, to check on the local Muisca indigenous population. Worldwide, over 50% of indigenous adults over age 35 have type 2 diabetes. At the same time, tuberculosis continues to disproportionately affect indigenous peoples… Continue Reading Intl Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples_9th August

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons_30th July 2020

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. July 9 2020   Dear ACRATH Members and Supporters,   Many of you, your congregations, dioceses, parishes or communities, already donate to ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in… Continue Reading World Day Against Trafficking in Persons_30th July 2020

Intl Day of UN Peacekeepers_Friday, 29th May 2020

  www.un.org International Day of UN Peacekeepers 29th May Background The General Assembly, in its resolution 57/129, designated 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. This is the date when in 1948 the first UN peacekeeping mission named the “United Nations Truce Supervision Organization”, or UNTSO, began operations in Palestine. On this… Continue Reading Intl Day of UN Peacekeepers_Friday, 29th May 2020

International Day for Biological Diversity_22nd May 2020

  www.un.org 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 structure and address the pitfall of weeds, pests and pathogens. The firm also adopts climate adaptation techniques,… Continue Reading International Day for Biological Diversity_22nd May 2020

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development_21st May 2020

  www.un.org Why does cultural diversity matter? Three-quarters of the world’s major conflicts have a cultural dimension. Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development. Cultural diversity is a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth, but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, moral… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development_21st May 2020

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