Thursday, December 19, 2013

International UN Daily Observances

We have commemorated the following UN Global Observances under different themes with specific messages from the UN Secretary General BAN Ki Moon, mobilized individuals of all walks of life to participate, had some considerable significnace of the fight, yet conflicts, war, hatred, envy, destruction and many other vices still rock our horizons.

As we speak at least 6000 children have been recruited into the CAR army to combat crises and conflict crucifying citizens of peace in the mineral rich zone. Today , on International Human  Solidarity Day, the

2013 theme: Bridging the gaps to reach the Millennium Development Goals



and Banki Monn's call which I quote: "I urge people from all nations, faiths, cultures and traditions to work together in common cause to keep the promise made at the turn of the Millennium and leave a legacy of peace, prosperity and sustainable progress for generations to come."
compels us to do more than talking. How do we walk the talk? Have we thought of closing industries producing nuclear arms and weapons of mass destruction? Have we imagined the uncertainty tomorrow reserves us to love and care like Mandela did in his acts of human solidarity? Have we raised enough awareness on development issues; Promoted debate on topical and interlinked political, economic and social matters; Bring together political authorities, members of national, international and European development organisations, commentators and business representatives to discuss and debate development questions?
Have we questioned our actions, minds and views about the people created in the same image like us? I did so and I was frightened by the feedback. It doesn't stop here. It has to continue and it starts with me. I light up the candle of love, care and ignite the spirit of sharing and gratitude with all on this day, as we prepare to receive Christ on a Manger 120 hours from today. Merry Christmas to all the blog readers and visitors

May the table below help you light up a candle in the life of someone for 2014.

UN international days and observances

27 January International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
4 February World Cancer Day [WHO]
20 February World Day of Social Justice
21 February International Mother Language Day
8 March International Women's Day
21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination / World Poetry Day [UNESCO]
22 March World Water Day
23 March World Meteorological Day
24 March World Tuberculosis Day [WHO]
25 March International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
4 April International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
7 April World Health Day
22 April International Mother Earth Day
23 April World Book and Copyright Day
25 April World Malaria Day [WHO]
26 April World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work [ILO]
3 May World Press Freedom Day
8-9 May Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
9-10 May World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]
15 May International Day of Families
17 May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 May International Day for Biological Diversity
29 May International Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 May World No-Tobacco Day
4 June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5 June World Environment Day
8 June World Oceans Day
12 June World Day Against Child Labour
14 June World Blood Donor Day
17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 June World Refugee Day
23 June United Nations Public Service Day
26 June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26 June United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
First Saturday International Day of Cooperatives
11 July World Population Day
18 July Nelson Mandela International Day
9 August International Day of the World's Indigenous People
12 August International Youth Day
19 August World Humanitarian Day
23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
8 September International Literacy Day
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]
15 September International Day of Democracy
16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
21 September International Day of Peace
27 September World Tourism Day [WTO]
28 September World Rabies Day [WHO]
29 September World Heart Day [WHO]
Last week World Maritime Day
First Monday World Habitat Day
1 October International Day of Older Persons
2 October International Day of Non-Violence
5 October World Teachers' Day
Second Wednesday International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
Second Thursday World Sight Day [WHO]
9 October World Post Day
10 October World Mental Health Day
15 October International Day of Rural Women
16 October World Food Day
17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 October United Nations Day
24 October World Development Information Day
27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage [UNESCO]
6 November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
10 November World Science Day for Peace and Development [UNESCO]
14 November World Diabetes Day
Third Thursday World Philosophy Day [UNESCO]
Third Sunday World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
16 November International Day for Tolerance
19 November World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day [WHO]
20 November Universal Children’s Day
20 November Africa Industrialization Day
21 November World Television Day
25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
29 November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
1 December World AIDS Day
2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities
5 December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
7 December International Civil Aviation Day
9 December International Anti-Corruption Day
10 December Human Rights Day
11 December International Mountain Day
18 December International Migrants Day
19 December United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
20 December International Human Solidarity Day 

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