Education

October 31- World Cities Day

How do we prepare for the doubling of the global urban population by 2050? By dramatically rethinking urbanism and its governance. That means designing cities for people, not cars; allowing everyone access to urban opportunities; investing in resource-efficient buildings, transport, energy, water, and waste systems; and enabling cities to experiment and learn from each other.

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October 11- International Day of The Girl Child

Goal 5 of the Sustainable Development Goals is to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls. The international day of the girl child is celebrated worldwide to further this goal and bridge the gap in learning and equitable access to resources for young girls so that they can realize their potential.

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October 10- World Mental Health Day

Good mental health is not simply the absence of diagnosable mental health problems. Instead, it is characterized by one’s ability to express and manage a range of emotions (both positive and negative) while forming and maintaining good relationships with others.

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October 5- World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is held annually on 5 October to celebrate all teachers around the globe. It commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, which sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

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October 4- World Habitat Day

The urgency of improving living conditions has been brought to the fore by COVID-19, which has devastated the lives of millions in cities. Access to clean water and sanitation, along with social distancing, are key responses to the pandemic. Yet in slums it has proved difficult to implement these measures. This means an increased risk of infection, not only within slums, but in whole cities”
António Guterres

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October 1- International Day of Older Persons

People worldwide are living longer. Today, for the first time in history, most people can expect to live into their sixties and beyond. By 2050, the world’s population aged 60 years and older is expected to total 2 billion, up from 900 million in 2015. Today, 125 million people are aged 80 years or older.

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September 23- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SIGN LANGUAGES

The United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy, launched last year, aims to strengthen our efforts to ensure the meaningful participation and full inclusion of people with disabilities in all that we do, including in times of crisis. That is the only way to fulfil the central promise of the 2030 Agenda – to leave no one behind.
UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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September 21- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE

United Nations peacekeeping helps nurture peace in some of the world’s most dangerous places. Today and every day, we salute the dedication and bravery of our peacekeepers in helping societies turn away from war and towards a safer, more stable future.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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September 18- INTERNATIONAL EQUAL PAY DAY

On November 15, 2019, the third Committee at the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly adopted resolution (A/C37/74/L.49) proclaiming 18 September as International Equal Pay Day. Introducing the resolution to the committee were Equal Pay International Coalition (EPIC) members’ Iceland with the support of, Australia, Canada, Germany, Panama, New Zealand, South Africa, Switzerland. The resolution was co-sponsored by a total of 105 member states. As well as recognising the contribution of workers’ and employers’ organizations, and businesses, the resolution also acknowledged the work and contribution of EPIC to achieving equal pay.

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September 9- International Day to Protect Education from Attack

“As the world fights to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, children and youth in conflict zones remain among the most vulnerable to its devastating impact. We must ensure our children have a safe and secure environment in which to learn the knowledge and skills they need for the future.”
UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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September 8- INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

Covid-19 pandemic followed by lockdown was unforeseen and has impacted all of us in different ways. The pandemic has disrupted the learning for children, youth, and everyone at an unprecedented scale. Everyone has to resort to technology for learning, and numerous alternative ways are made so as to ensure that there is continuity of learning. Numerous challenges were posed to learning and teaching online.

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September 5, International Day of Charity

“Donate time or money, volunteer or act with kindness.”
“Charity sometimes gets dismissed, as if it is ineffective, inappropriate, or even somehow demeaning to the recipient. Let us recognize charity for what it is at heart: a noble enterprise aimed at bettering the human condition.”
– Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon

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