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World Forestry Day

The World Forestry Day was established on the March 21, by resolution of the UN General Assembly on November 28, 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such

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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, international observance observed June 20th each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, the General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention

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World Combat Day to Desertification and Drought

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) is observed to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought, worldwide on 17 June every year since 1995 . Its purpose is to highlight ways to prevent desertification and recover from drought. Each annual celebration has a different theme.  

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India’s move to tackle abuse lauded by United Nations

UN officials have lauded the initiative taken by Indian and other nations to fight allegations of sexual abuse to end the exploitation by United Nations peacekeepers. Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support in the UN General Assembly stated that India, Benin, Ecuador and Uruguay consider it a top priority to provide abuse victims with support

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