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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.  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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International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict is annually held on November 6. It aims to educate or create awareness to people about the damaging effects of war and armed conflict on the environment. On 5 November 2001, the UN General Assembly declared 6

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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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