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December 2017

International Migrants Day

December 18
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This day is observed in many countries, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations through the dissemination of information on human rights and fundamental political freedoms of migrants, and through sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure the protection of migrants.

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February 2018

World Radio Day (UNESCO)

February 13, 2018
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World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. Join the celebration!

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World Day of Social Justice (UN)

February 20, 2018
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The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008. This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919. It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of 1998. The 2008 Declaration expresses the contemporary vision of the ILO’s mandate in the era of globalization. This landmark…

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March 2018

World Down Syndrome Day (UN)

March 21, 2018
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World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do. Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages our friends all over the world to choose your own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means…

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International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Righs Violations and for the Dignity of Victims (UN)

March 24, 2018
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In a study conducted in 2006 the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights concluded that the right to the truth about gross human rights violations and serious violations of human rights law is an inalienable and autonomous right, linked to the duty and obligation of the State to protect and guarantee human rights, to conduct effective investigations and to guarantee effective remedy and reparations. The study affirms that the right to the truth implies knowing the full…

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April 2018

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

April 6, 2018
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Due to its vast reach, unparalleled popularity and foundation of positive values, sport is ideally positioned to contribute towards the United Nations’ objectives for development and peace. To raise awareness of this potential, 6 April was declared as the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) by the UN General Assembly. The adoption of this Day signifies the increasing recognition by the United Nations of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights,…

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International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

April 7, 2018
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The start date of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, 7 April, has been designated by the UN General Assembly as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda. On or around that date, the UN organized and participated in commemorative events in many countries, including in Armenia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Colombia, Congo, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Kenya, Madagascar, Mexico, Morocco, Nigeria, Poland, Russia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and Zambia.

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International Mother Earth Day (UN)

April 22, 2018
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Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet Earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet. For instance, Bolivians call Mother Earth Pachamama and Nicaraguans refer to her as Tonantzin. Recognizing that Mother Earth reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit, the General Assembly declared 22 April as International Mother Earth Day (A/RES/63/278). "…

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May 2018

International Day for Biological Diversity

May 22, 2018
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The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December (the date of entry into force of the Convention of Biological Diversity), was designated The International Day for Biological Diversity. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the…

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September 2018

International Day of Peace

September 21, 2018
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International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by resolution 36/37, the United Nations General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly voted unanimously in 2001 to adopt resolution 55/282 establishing 21 September as an annual day of non-violence and cease- fire. Anyone anywhere can celebrate Peace Day.…

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October 2018

World Food Day (FAO)

October 16, 2018
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World Food Day was first held on 16 Oct 1981 and marks the day on which the Food and Agriculture Organization was founded in 1945. The founding of this organization was the first step in dealing with the perpetual struggle against hunger and malnutrition. The objectives of World Food Day are to: encourage attention to agricultural food production and to stimulate national, bilateral, multilateral and non-governmental efforts to this end; encourage economic and technical cooperation among developing countries; encourage the participation of…

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November 2018

World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 10, 2018
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The purpose of the World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national, as well as the international commitment to science for peace and development and to stress the responsible use of science for the benefit of society. The World Science Day for Peace and Development also aims at raising public awareness of the importance of science and to bridge the gap between science and societies. "More than ever, in this new age of limited resources, we…

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December 2018

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2, 2018
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The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, December 2, marks the date of the adoption by the General Assembly of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others.

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International Volunteer Day

December 5, 2018
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International Volunteer Day (IVD) offers an opportunity for volunteer organizations and individual volunteers to make visible their contributions - at local, national and international levels. International Volunteer Day (IVD) celebrates and recognizes volunteerism in all its facets, and pays special tribute to the contribution of youth volunteers in global peace and sustainable human development.

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International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9, 2018
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On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption. December 9 was designated as International Anti-Corruption Day, which exists to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the Convention in combating and preventing it. "Corruption is a complex social, political and economic phenomenon that affects all countries. Corruption undermines democratic institutions, slows economic development and contributes to governmental instability. Corruption attacks the foundation of democratic institutions by distorting electoral processes, perverting the rule of…

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Human Rights Day

December 10, 2018
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Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. For more information, please visit the United Nations website.  

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International Mountain Day

December 11, 2018
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International Mountain Day raises awareness about the importance of mountains to life, highlights the opportunities and constraints in mountain development, and is intended to help build partnerships that will bring positive change to the world’s mountains and highlands. Not only do mountains provide sustenance and well-being to 720 million mountain people around the world, they also indirectly benefit billions more living downstream. Covering around 27 percent of the surface the land, mountains play a critical role in moving the world towards sustainable economic growth.

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International Migrants Day

December 18, 2018
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This day is observed in many countries, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations through the dissemination of information on human rights and fundamental political freedoms of migrants, and through sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure the protection of migrants.

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February 2019

World Radio Day (UNESCO)

February 13, 2019
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World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe. Join the celebration!

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World Day of Social Justice (UN)

February 20, 2019
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The International Labour Organization unanimously adopted the ILO Declaration on Social Justice for a Fair Globalization on 10 June 2008. This is the third major statement of principles and policies adopted by the International Labour Conference since the ILO’s Constitution of 1919. It builds on the Philadelphia Declaration of 1944 and the Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of 1998. The 2008 Declaration expresses the contemporary vision of the ILO’s mandate in the era of globalization. This landmark…

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March 2019

World Down Syndrome Day (UN)

March 21, 2019
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World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. Each year the voice of people with Down syndrome, and those who live and work with them, grows louder. But there is still so much more we can do. Down Syndrome International (DSi) encourages our friends all over the world to choose your own activities and events to help raise awareness of what Down syndrome is, what it means…

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International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Righs Violations and for the Dignity of Victims (UN)

March 24, 2019
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In a study conducted in 2006 the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights concluded that the right to the truth about gross human rights violations and serious violations of human rights law is an inalienable and autonomous right, linked to the duty and obligation of the State to protect and guarantee human rights, to conduct effective investigations and to guarantee effective remedy and reparations. The study affirms that the right to the truth implies knowing the full…

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