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Nelson Mandela International Day

Every year on 18 July the day Nelson Mandela (born)  UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day.  Born: 18 July 1918 Birth Place: Mvezo, South Africa Nationality: South African Died: 5 December 2013, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, South

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International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture  is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world. This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is

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LGBT rights are human rights: Obama

On the occasion of international day against homophobia and Transphobia, US President Barack Obama said LGBT rights are human rights. Obama said US is committed to ensure that all people are treated fairly and with respect. He lauded US administration for putting in tremendous efforts for marriage equality of the LGBT community. Obama admitted that

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Child Rights Day or Universal Children Day

Child Rights Day in India is celebrated every year on 20th of November to reconsider the real human rights for all the children in India. A national conference is organized yearly on 20th on November by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights to make aware the people about all the rights of their children. 20th of

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International Day of the Disappeared

The International Day of the Disappeared  is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives observed on August 30 . The United Nations (UN) observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 each year. The impulse

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International Day against Female Genital Mutilation

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is a UN-sponsored awareness day that takes place February 6 each year. It is an effort to make the world aware of female genital mutilation (also called FGM) and to promote its eradication. Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve partial or total removal of the external female genitalia, or

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World Leprosy Eradication Day

Anti Leprosy Day (Martyrdom Day of Mahatma Gandhi) 2015 would be celebrated all over India at Friday, on 30th of January. A contagious disease that affects the skin, mucous membranes, and nerves, causing discoloration and lumps on the skin and, in severe cases, disfigurement and deformities. Leprosy is now mainly confined to tropical Africa and Asia.

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International Biodiversity Day- December 29

International Biodiversity Day observed on every year 29,  to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed

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International Human Solidarity Day – December 20

The United Nations’ (UN) International Human Solidarity Day is annually celebrated on December 20 to celebrate unity in diversity. It also aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty. Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century,

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International Migrants Day – December 18

Every year December 18, celebrated  International Migrants Day,  to recognize the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants worldwide. UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the

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