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UN Day

United Nations Day highlights, celebrates and reflects on the work of the United Nations (UN) and its family of specialized agencies. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of

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World Food Day

World Food Day is annually held on October 16 to commemorate the founding of the United Nations‘ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Each year has a different theme.  The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The Food and Agriculture

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International Day of Rural Women

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women celebrates and honors the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide. The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on October 15, 2008. This day recognizes the role of rural women,

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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 Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day, which is supported by the United Nations (UN), is annually held on October 10 to raise public awareness about mental health issues worldwide. This event promotes open discussions on illnesses, as well as investments in prevention and treatment services. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health

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World Humanitarian Action Day

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. The day was designated by the General Assembly to coincide with the anniversary of the 2003 bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires

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World Hospice and Palliative Care Day

World Hospice and Palliative Care Day is a unified day of action to celebrate and support hospice and palliative care around the world. Voices for Hospices is a wave of concerts taking place on World Hospice and Palliative Care Day every two years. Hospice care is a type of care and philosophy of care that focuses

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World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. It was officially designated by theUnited Nations and first celebrated in 1986. The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basichuman right to adequate shelter. It also aims to remind people that

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International Teacher’s Day – October 5

The United Nations‘ (UN) World Teachers’ Day celebrates the role teachers play in providing quality education at all levels. This enables children and adults of all ages to learn to take part in and contribute to their local community and global society. Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the

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International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. He is father of nation. The UN General Assembly came up with a resolution in 2007 to establish the International Day of Non-Violence aimed at

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