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World Day against Trafficking in Persons

The UN launched the Day against Trafficking Persons for the first time on July 30, 2014, to end human trafficking and raise awareness worldwide.  “At any given time, an estimated 2.5 million people are trapped in modern-day slavery. Men, women and children fall into the hands of traffickers both in their own countries and abroad. Every


World Population Day

World population day is an international level awareness campaign being observed all over the world to call people on stage to know the reason of this exploding population year by year as well as solve the big mistake of whole human fraternity. This great awareness event is to bring a population revolution globally as well as


United Nations Public Service Day

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution, designated 23 June as Public Service Day. Its celebrated around the world. The UN Public Service Day aims to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage


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


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. In


International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity has proclaimed May 22 by United Nations.  The moto of  International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. Biodiversity is the foundation for life and for the essential services provided by ecosystems. It therefore underpins peoples’ livelihoods and sustainable development in all areas of


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


Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN  in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO’s General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. It is an opportunity to: celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; assess the state of press freedom throughout


International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People is annually observed on November 29. The day is also known as Solidarity Day. History of Solidarity Day: On November 29, 1947, the UN General Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine (resolution 181 (II)). On December 2, 1977, it was


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is an occasion for governments, international organizations and non-governmental organizations to raise public awareness of violence against women. It has been observed on November 25 each year. The History of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: On November 25,


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