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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to

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International Mourning Day

On 15th August each year, countries around the world pause to commemorate workers who have died as a result of a workplace incident or occupational disease. 2016 Workers’ Memorial Day is an opportunity to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to promote campaigns and union organisation in the fight

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World Meteorological Day

The United Nations’ (UN) World Meteorological Day is annually held on or around March 23 to remember the World Meteorological Organization’s establishment on that date in 1950. Many different activities and events are organized for this occasion. The day also highlights the huge contribution that National Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and

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World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day, observed on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. Tuberculosis, or TB, is an infectious bacterial disease caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which most commonly affects the lungs. It is transmitted from person to person via droplets

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World Peaces and Understanding Day

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefirein a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1982, and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and

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World Scout Day

World Scout Day  is celebrated on 22 February, the birthday of Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell (born in 1857), the founder of Scouting, and coincidentally also of his wife Olave Baden-Powell. Scouts’ Day or Guides’ Day is a generic term for special days observed by members of the Scouting movement throughout the year. Some of these days have religious significance, while others may be

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International Mother Language Day

The United Nations’ (UN) International Mother Language Day annually celebrates language diversity and variety worldwide on February 21. To promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. It was first announced by UNESCO on 17 November 1999. Its observance was also formally recognized by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution establishing 2008

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World Day of Social Justice

The United Nations’ (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 to encourage people to look at how social justice affects poverty eradication. It is a day recognizing the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. The World Summit for Social Development was held in

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Valentine’s Day

Each year on February 14th, many people exchange cards, candy, gifts or flowers with their special “valentine.” The day of romance we call Valentine’s Day is named for a Christian martyr and dates back to the 5th century, but has origins in the Roman holiday Lupercalia. Many people celebrate their love for their partner by

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World Radio Day

World Radio Day is celebrated every year February 13,  which celebrates the radio as a way of educating people, providing information, and promoting freedom of expression across cultures.  It was proclaimed on 3 November 2011 by UNESCO’s 36th General Conference. It was originally proposed by the Kingdom of Spain. The first procedure was in January 2008 by the

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