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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

More than 1 billion people in the world live with disabilities. These people face physical, social, and economic struggles on a daily basis. This is why December 3rd is dedicated as International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The day provides the opportunity to get together and make a difference to help their cause by participating in activities, educating, or donating.

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World Aids Day

World Aids Day offers an opportunity for people everywhere to unite in the fight against HIV and Aids. With an estimated 34 million people suffering from HIV globally, it is one of the most destructive pandemics of history and the struggle against it deserves a day of recognition. On this day you can learn more facts about HIV and Aids and put it into action by learning how to protect yourself.

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International Women’s Human Rights Defenders Day

Another day during the 16 days of Activism Against Gender Violence is International Women’s Human Rights Day on November 29th. It recognizes the defenders of women’s rights and commemorates their activism. They are honoured with this day because of the major impact they have and the risks they take themselves by speaking up for the cause they believe in.

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

“Millions of women and girls around the world are assaulted, beaten, raped, mutilated or even murdered in what constitutes appalling violations of their human rights. […] We must fundamentally challenge the culture of discrimination that allows violence to continue. On this International Day, I call on all governments to make good on their pledges to end all forms of violence against women and girls in all parts of the world, and I urge all people to support this important goal.”

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Message for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25 November 2012 Report of the Secretary-General (2001)

Universal Children’s Day

“We were all children once. And we all share the desire for the well-being of our children, which has always been and will continue to be the most universally cherished aspiration of humankind.”

We the Children: End-decade review of the follow-up

to the World Summit for Children

Report of the Secretary-General (2001)

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

“If we are to realize the future we want for all, we must hear and heed the calls of the marginalized… Together, we can build a sustainable world of prosperity and peace, justice and equity – a life of dignity for all.”

 Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Message for the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the post-2015 development agenda.