Tag: United Nations

International Day of Happiness_Saturday, 20th March 2021

International Day of Happiness 20 March What is the International Day of Happiness? It’s a day to be happy, of course! Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. In 2015, the UN launched… Continue Reading International Day of Happiness_Saturday, 20th March 2021

1st UN International Day of Human Fraternity_4th February 2021

  UN declares 4 February ‘International Day of Human Fraternity’ The UN General Assembly adopts a resolution declaring 4 February as the International Day of Human Fraternity. It comes as the result of Christian-Muslim cooperation to promote peace, harmony and intercultural dialogue in the world. By Vatican News staff writer Fratelli tutti, the recent encyclical… Continue Reading 1st UN International Day of Human Fraternity_4th February 2021

World Day of Social Justice_20th February 2021

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 2021

International Day of Women and Girls in Science_11th February 2021

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 2021

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation_6th February 2021

  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 2021

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

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