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International Day of Older Persons

The United Nations‘ (UN) International Day of Older Persons is celebrated annually on October 1 to recognize the contributions of older persons and to examine issues that affect their lives. On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106. The holiday is

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World Rabies Day

World Rabies Day (WRD), which raises awareness about the impact of rabies and how the disease can be prevented. It is held on September 28 each year. is an annual event on April 7 to draw attention to particular priorities in global health. Many communities and organizations around the world, including the World Health Organization

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World Peace Day / International Day of Peace

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Peace is celebrated on September 21 each year to recognize the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire – personal or political. A UN resolution established the International Day of Peace

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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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International Day for South-South Cooperation

The United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation is annually observed on September 12. South-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pursuit of sustained economic growth and sustainable development. South-South cooperation, as an important element

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World Literacy Day

The United Nations‘ (UN) International Literacy Day annually falls on September 8 to raise people’s awareness of and concern for literacy issues in the world. It was first celebrated in 1966. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of

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International Day of the Disappeared

The International Day of the Disappeared  is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives observed on August 30 . The United Nations (UN) observes the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 each year. The impulse

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World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe. World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to

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International Biodiversity Day- December 29

International Biodiversity Day observed on every year 29,  to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. In December 2000, the UN General Assembly adopted 22 May as IDB, to commemorate the adoption of the text of the Convention on 22 May 1992 by the Nairobi Final Act of the Conference for the Adoption of the Agreed

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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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