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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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World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), World Osteoporosis Day involves campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with activities in over 90 countries. World Osteoporosis Day was

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world. It was

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International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

The United Nations (UN) International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is annually observed on the second Wednesday of October to raise the profile of disaster risk reduction. It also encourages people and governments to participate in building more resilient communities and nations. Activities for the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction usually include media announcements

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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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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 Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development – December 5

The United Nations (UN) every year December 5 observes the International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development. The day, which is also known as International Volunteer Day (IVD), gives volunteers a chance to work together on projects and campaigns promoting their contributions to economic and social development at local, national and international levels. “Founded

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World Day Against Child Labour – June 12

The World Day Against Child Labour observed every year June 12, is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour. The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO) sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. It was spurred by ratifications of ILO Convention No. 138[1] on the minimum age

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