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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. The date is significant because, during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791, on the island of Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), an uprising began which set forth events which were a

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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.  For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner

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International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The International Day of the Girl Child promotes girls’ rights and highlights gender inequalities that remain between

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World Car Free Day

Every year on or around 22 September, people from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don’t have to accept our car-dominated society. According to The Washington Post, the event “promotes improvement of mass transit, cycling and walking, and the development of communities where jobs are

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World Alzheimer’s Day

World Alzheimer’s Day observed every year September 21. We’re encouraging people all around the world to learn to spot the signs of dementia, but also not to forget about loved ones who are living with dementia, or those who may have passed away. The impact of September’s campaign is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation

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International Talk Like a Pirate Day

International Talk Like a Pirate Day (ITLAPD) is a parodic holiday created in 1995 by John Baur (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy), of Albany, Oregon, U.S., who proclaimed September 19 each year as the day when everyone in the world should talk like a pirate. For example, an observer of this holiday would greet friends not with “Hello,” but with “Ahoy, matey!” The

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International Red Panda Day

International Red Panda Day observed every year September 17.The red panda is known as a landscape species in the Eastern Himalayan Broadleaf and Conifer forest (EHBC). Why do red pandas need you?  Fewer than 10,000 red pandas are believed to remain in the wild. Their native habitat is threatened by road construction, illegal timber harvest,

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World Ozone Day

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer is celebrated on September 16 every year. This event commemorates the date of the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer in 1987. In 1987 representatives from 24 countries met in Montreal and announced to the world

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International Day for South-South Cooperation

The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is annually observed on September 12. South-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pursuit of sustained economic growth and sustainable development. South-South cooperation, as an important element

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World First Aid Day

World First Aid Day celebrated September 12, an annual campaign to promote the importance of first aid training in preventing injuries and saving lives. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) introduced World First Aid Day in 2000. Each year, more than 100 Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world organize

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