Justice and Development

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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August 22- INTERNATIONAL DAY COMMEMORATING THE VICTIMS OF ACTS OF VIOLENCE BASED ON RELIGION OR BELIEF

Acts of violence based on individual beliefs and against religious minorities are increasing in the present times. That is why the General Assembly adopted the resolution A/RES/73/296, titled “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief,” strongly condemning continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals, including persons belonging to religious minorities, based on or in the name of religion or belief.

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August 19- WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

In 2021, a record 235 million people in 36 countries require humanitarian assistance. For many communities across the globe, life-threatening crises are becoming increasingly complex as climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies hunger, deepens poverty, and fan the flames of conflicts over scarce resources.

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August 9- INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE WORLD’S INDIGENOUS PEOPLES

Indigenous people account for 6.2 percent of the global population, and these people hold a very vast diversity of different cultures, traditions, and knowledge systems. These people have sought recognition of their identities, but most of the nations have failed to protect the rights of the indigenous people, and their rights have been violated from time to time.

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