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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.

National Aboriginal Day

“Indians, Inuit, and Métis have made unparalleled contributions to the development of this country, ” said Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Ronald A. Irwin, one of three federal Ministers who made the announcement” To recognize these contributions, the Canadian government has designated June 21st as National Aboriginal Day so that all Canadians may share and experience the cultures of Indians, Inuit, and Métis in Canada. The designation of National Aboriginal Day also supports global initiatives to commemorate the International Decade of the World’s Indigenous Peoples.”

On June 21st, Canadians from all walks of life are invited to participate in the many National Aboriginal Day events that will be taking place from coast to coast to coast.