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27.09.2011

Today is World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day (WTD) 2011 is being held under the theme Tourism – Linking Cultures. This year’s theme is a celebration of tourism’s role in linking together the cultures of the world through travel. With millions of people travelling the world each year, never before have so many people been to so many places, nor been so exposed to other cultures. This interaction between individuals and communities, and their diverse cultures, leads to tolerance, respect and mutual understanding - the

26.09.2011

Today is World Heart Day

Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.3 million lives a year. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables, overweight, obesity and physical inactivity. In partnership with WHO, the World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries - including health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows,

24.09.2011

Today is World Maritime Day

Every year IMO celebrates World Maritime Day. The day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work. At the Organization’s Headquarters, the Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 29 September 2011. This year the day focuses on Piracy: Orchestrating the Response.



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20.09.2011

Tomorrow is the International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year - on its 30th anniversary - the Day’s theme is “Peace and Democracy: make your voice heard”.



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16.09.2011

Today is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This year’s theme of the international day is“HCFC phase-out: a unique opportunity”.



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16.09.2011

Yesterday was the International Day of Democracy

Democracy is a universal value based on the freely expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems and their full participation in all aspects of their lives. The UN General Assembly encouraged Governments to strengthen national programmes devoted to the promotion and consolidation of democracy, and also decided that 15 September of each year should be observed as the International Day of Democracy.



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10.09.2011

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September promotes worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides. On average, almost 3000 people commit suicide daily. For every person who completes a suicide, 20 or more may attempt to end their lives. The sponsoring International Association for Suicide Prevention, the co-sponsor WHO and other partners advocate for the prevention of suicidal behaviour, provision of adequate treatment and follow-up care for people who attempted suicide, as well as

09.09.2011

Yesterday was International Literacy Day

On International Literacy Day each year, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally. Despite many and varied efforts, literacy remains an elusive target: some 793 million adults lack minimum literacy skills which means that about one in six adults is still not literate; 67.4 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out.

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29.08.2011

Today is the International Day Against Nuclear Tests

The Day is meant to galvanize the United Nations, Member States, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, youth networks and the media to inform, educate and advocate about the necessity of banning nuclear tests as a valuable step towards achieving a safer world. The Preamble of the resolution emphasizes that "every effort should be made to end nuclear tests in order to avert devastating and harmful effects on the lives and health of people" and that "the end

19.08.2011

Today is World Humanitarian Day

In an effort to raise public awareness of humanitarian assistance worldwide and the people who risk their lives in order to provide it, the General Assembly has designated 19 August as World Humanitarian Day. Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people. This year’s campaign "People Helping People" is about inspiring the spirit of aid work in

12.08.2011

Today is International Youth Day

This year's International Youth Day (IYD) will represent the culmination of the International Year of Youth. As such, “Change Our World” has been chosen as the theme for IYD 2011 as it not only expresses the level of impact that young people strive to achieve, but also reflects the notion of a global community that is a core principle of the United Nations.



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09.08.2011

Today is the International Day of the World's Indigenous People

The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People (9 August) was first proclaimed by the General Assembly in December 1994, to be celebrated every year during the first International Decade of the World's Indigenous People. In 2004, the Assembly proclaimed a Second International Decade, from 2005 – 2015, with the theme of “A Decade for Action and Dignity.” The focus of this year’s International Day will be Indigenous designs: celebrating stories and cultures, crafting our own

18.07.2011

Today is Nelson Mandela International Day

This year on 18 July - Nelson Mandela’s 93rd birthday - the UN is joining a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of our time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day. For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity – as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.



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11.07.2011

Today is World Population Day

In 1989 the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that, in order to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues in the context of overall development plans and programmes and the need to find solutions for these issues, 11 July should be observed by the international community as World Population Day.



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03.07.2011

Yesterday was the International Day of Cooperatives

In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed, the International Day of Cooperatives to be celebrated annually on the first Saturday of July. The aim of this International Day is to increase awareness on cooperatives. This year's theme highlights how the cooperative model of enterprise can successfully empower youth. It links to the celebration of the United Nations International Year of Youth, which encourages dialogue and understanding across generations and promotes the ideals of

26.06.2011

Today is the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Governments have a responsibility to counteract both drug trafficking and drug abuse, but communities can also make a major contribution. Families, schools, civil society and religious organizations can do their part to rid their communities of drugs. Businesses can help provide legitimate livelihoods. The media can raise awareness about the dangers of narcotics.



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23.06.2011

Today is United Nations Public Service Day

The UN Public Service Day intends to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage young people to pursue careers in the public sector.



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20.06.2011

Today is World Refugee Day

A UNHCR report released today reveals deep imbalance in international support for the world's forcibly displaced, with a full four-fifths of the world's refugees being hosted by developing countries – and at a time of rising anti-refugee sentiment in many industrialized ones.



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17.06.2011

Today is the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

This year is the International Year of Forests and while we may all know about temperate and tropical forests, we may not know about the forests of the drylands which cover cover 18% of the land in arid zones. Forests are critical to the eradication of poverty in the drylands and they are also the first step towards healing the drylands and protecting them from desertification and drought.



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14.06.2011

Today is World Blood Donor Day

On 14 June 2011, countries worldwide will celebrate World Blood Donor Day with events to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. The theme for World Blood Donor Day 2011 is, "More blood. More life." This theme reinforces the urgent need for more people all over the world to become life-savers by volunteering to donate blood regularly.



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12.06.2011

Today is the World Day Against Child Labour

The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.



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08.06.2011

Today is World Oceans Day

The official designation of World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. The lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe, the oceans are also a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.



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05.06.2011

Today is World Environment Day

World Environment Day (WED) is an annual event that is aimed at being the biggest and most widely celebrated global day for positive environmental action. WED activities take place all year round but climax on 5 June every year, involving everyone from everywhere. WED celebration began in 1972 and has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the UN stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and action.



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04.06.2011

Today is the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children.



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31.05.2011

Today is World No-Tobacco Day

On World No Tobacco Day, WHO celebrates the successes of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control in the fight against the epidemic of tobacco use. At the same time, WHO recognizes that challenges remain for the public health treaty to reach its full potential as the world's most powerful tobacco control tool.



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29.05.2011

Today is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

When conflict strikes, lives are always at risk. Civilians are forced from their homes into bandit-infested streets and countryside. Courts, often fragile before the fighting broke out, can cease to function altogether. Prisoners escape, adding to the havoc. Arms are everywhere and no one feels safe. Instead of being ruled by law, societies are plunged into lawlessness. The injustices that can follow are too numerous to count and too grave to ignore.

The deployment of a United Nations

22.05.2011

Today is the International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for Biological Diversity commemorates the adoption of the text of the Convention on Biological Diversity. This year’s observance of the International Day for Biodiversity falls during the 2011 International Year of Forests, declared by the United Nations General Assembly to educate the global community about the value of forests and the extreme social, economic and environmental costs of losing them.



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21.05.2011

Today is the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to “live together” better. A grassroots campaign ‘Do One Thing For Diversity and Inclusion’, celebrating the   annual World Day for Cultural Diversity was launched by UNESCO and the UN Alliance of Civilizations.



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17.05.2011

Today is World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. This year, World Telecommunication and Information Society Day highlights the theme “Better life in rural communities with ICTs”.



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15.05.2011

Today is the International Day of Families

The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. The 2011's commemoration of the International Day of Families focuses on the "Confronting Family Poverty and Social Exclusion."



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08.05.2011

Today is the Time of Rememberance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

The UN General Assembly declared 8–9 May as a time of remembrance and reconciliation and, while recognizing that Member States may have individual days of victory, liberation and commemoration, invited all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system, non-governmental organizations and individuals to observe annually either one or both of these days in an appropriate manner to pay tribute to all victims of the Second World War.



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03.05.2011

Today is World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day is celebrated every year on 3 May worldwide. It is an opportunity to celebrate the fundamental principles of press freedom; to evaluate press freedom, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the line of duty. "21st Century Media: New Frontiers, New Barriers" is the theme of World Press Freedom Day 2011.



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28.04.2011

Today is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work

The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an international annual campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. The 2011 World Day for Safety and Health at Work focuses on a systems’ approach to the management of Occupational Safety  and Health (OSH) with a logical and useful tool for continual improvement in the prevention of workplace incidents and accidents.



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26.04.2011

Today is World Intellectual Property Day

On World Intellectual Property Day this year, WIPO's focus is on "Designing the Future".Most people are aware of intellectual property (IP) - of copyright, patents, industrial designs and trademarks.  But many still view these as business or legal concepts with little relevance to their own lives.  To address this gap, WIPO’s Member States decided in 2000 to designate an annual World Intellectual Property Day.



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25.04.2011

Today is World Malaria Day

In 2009, about 3.3 billion people - half of the world's population - were at risk of malaria. Every year, this leads to about 250 million malaria cases and nearly 800 thousand deaths. People living in the poorest countries are the most vulnerable. World Malaria Day - which was instituted by the World Health Assembly at its 60th session in May 2007 - is a day for recognizing the global effort to provide effective control of malaria.



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23.04.2011

World Book and Copyright Day

23 April is a symbolic date for world literature for on this date in 1616, Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It was a natural choice for UNESCO's General Conference to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity.



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22.04.2011

Today is International Mother Earth Day

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet.



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07.04.2011

Today is also the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

Today, we honour the memory of more than 800,000 people murdered in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. Our thoughts are also with the survivors, left to rebuild shattered communities and an entire nation. On this day of remembrance, let us pay special tribute to the people and Government of Rwanda for the resilience and dignity they have shown in working towards national recovery and managing the trauma of this atrocious episode of history. (The words of UN Secretary-General Ban

07.04.2011

Today is World Health Day

Antimicrobial resistance is not a new problem but one that is becoming more dangerous; urgent and consolidated efforts are needed to avoid regressing to the pre-antibiotic era. On World Health Day 2011, WHO will introduce a six-point policy package to combat the spread of antimicrobial resistance.



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04.04.2011

Today is the International Day for Mine Awareness

Landmines and explosive remnants of war continue to inflict a terrible toll. These indiscriminate weapons cause grievous injuries and death, hamper reconstruction in post-conflict zones, damage the environment, and are an obstacle to socioeconomic and development activities long after conflicts have ended.



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02.04.2011

Today is World Autism Awareness Day

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that manifests itself during the first three years of life. The rate of autism in all regions of the world is high and it has a tremendous impact on children, their families, communities and societies.



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25.03.2011

Today is also the International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members of the UN

The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members has taken on even greater importance in recent years, as attacks against the United Nations intensify.  This is a day to mobilize action, demand justice and strengthen our resolve to protect UN staff and peacekeepers, as well as our colleagues in the non-governmental community and the press.



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25.03.2011

Today is the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery

The tragic transatlantic slave trade, which marked one of the darkest chapters in human history, lasted for 400 years, despite a spirited resistance by the millions of enslaved peoples, which began from the beginning of that brutal system. Many vulnerable communities devised astute defensive strategies, including protective walls and fortresses and the abandonment of villages that were hard to defend.



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24.03.2011

Today is World Tubercolosis Day

World TB Day raises awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. One-third of the world's population is currently infected with TB. The Stop TB Partnership, a network of organizations and countries fighting TB, organizes the Day to highlight the scope of the disease and how to prevent and cure it.



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23.03.2011

Today is World Meteorological Day

Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization, its 189 Members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme. This day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the WMO Convention creating the Organization. Subsequently, in 1951, WMO was designated a specialized agency of the United Nations System. This year, the theme is “Climate for you”.



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22.03.2011

Today is World Water Day

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.



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21.03.2011

Today is also World Poetry Day and the International Day of Nowruz

We celebrate many UN Days today.

 

Every year on 21 March UNESCO celebrates the World Poetry Day. A decision to proclaim 21 March as World Poetry Day was adopted during the UNESCO’s 30th session held in Paris in 1999.

 

Inscribed in 2009 on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity as a cultural tradition observed by numerous peoples, Nowruz is an ancestral festivity marking the first day of spring and the renewal of nature.

 

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21.03.2011

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid "pass laws". Proclaiming the Day in 1966, the General Assembly called on the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination.



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08.03.2011

Today is International Women's Day

International Women's Day is celebrated in many countries around the world. It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. It is an occasion for looking back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, for looking ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.



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21.02.2011

Today is International Mother Language Day

International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by UNESCO's General Conference in November 1999. The International Day has been observed every year since February 2000 to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.



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20.02.2011

Today is the World Day of Social Justice

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. The General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the World Summit for Social Development



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04.02.2011

Today is World Cancer Day

Cancer is a leading cause of death around the world. WHO estimates that 84 million people will die of cancer between 2005 and 2015 without intervention.Each year on 4 February, WHO supports International Union Against Cancer to promote ways to ease the global burden of cancer. Preventing cancer and raising quality of life for cancer patients are recurring themes.



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27.01.2011

Today is the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

Rejecting any denial of the Holocaust as a historical event, either in full or in part, the General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolutio condemning "without reserve" all manifestations of religious intolerance, incitement, harassment or violence against persons or communities based on ethnic origin or religious belief, whenever they occur. It decided that the United Nations would designate 27 January -– the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp -- as an annual

20.12.2010

Today is International Human Solidarity Day

The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the Twenty-first century, and in that regard decided to proclaim 20 December of each year International Human Solidarity Day.



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19.12.2010

Today is the UN Day for South-South Cooperation

South-South cooperation, as an important element of international cooperation for development, offers viable opportunities for developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their individual and collective pursuit of sustained economic growth and sustainable development.



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18.12.2010

Today is International Migrants Day

UN Member States and intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations are invited to observe International Migrants Day through the dissemination of information on the human rights and fundamental freedoms of migrants, and through the sharing of experiences and the design of actions to ensure their protection.



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11.12.2010

Today is International Mountain Day

Awareness of the importance of mountain ecosystems and communities has increased since the adoption of chapter 13 of Agenda 21, entitled “Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development”. It also lead to the adoption of resolution 57/245, in which the General Assembly designated 11 December as International Mountain Day, and encouraged the international community to organize events at all levels on that day to highlight the importance of sustainable mountain development.



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10.12.2010

Today is Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day 2010 on 10 December recognizes the work of human rights defenders worldwide who act to end discrimination. Acting alone or in groups within their communities, every day human rights defenders work to end discrimination by campaigning for equitable and effective laws, reporting and investigating human rights violations and supporting victims.



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09.12.2010

Today is International Anti-Corruption Day

On 31 October 2003, the General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and requested that the Secretary-General designate the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as secretariat for the Convention’s Conference of States Parties. The Assembly also designated 9 December as International Anti-Corruption Day, to raise awareness of corruption and of the role of the Convention in combating and preventing it.  The Convention entered into force in December

07.12.2010

Today is International Civil Aviation Day

International Civil Aviation Day was established in 1994 by ICAO, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Organization, created on 7 December 1944. The purpose of the global celebration is to generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation in the social and economic development of States, and of the role of ICAO in promoting the safety, efficiency and regularity of international air transport.



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05.12.2010

Today is International Volunteer Day

The General Assembly invited Governments to observe annually, on 5 December, an International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development and urged them to take measures to heighten awareness of the important contribution of volunteer service, thereby stimulating more people in all walks of life to offer their services as volunteers, both at home and abroad.



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03.12.2010

Today is the International Day of Disabled Persons

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December was established by the International Year for Disabled Persons (1981). The Day aims to promote a better understanding of disability issues with a focus on the rights of persons with disabilities and gains to be derived from the integration of persons with disabilities in every aspect of the political, social, economic and cultural life of their communities.



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02.12.2010

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, recalls the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (2 December 1949).



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01.12.2010

Today is World AIDS Day

This year’s World AIDS Day theme, “Universal Access and Human Rights,” is being highlighted in events around the globe by the Light For Rights campaign, organized by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research; UNAIDS; the World AIDS Campaign; and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.



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29.11.2010

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

In 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. On that day, in 1947, the Assembly adopted the resolution on the partition of Palestine



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25.11.2010

Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. Women's activists have marked 25 November as a day against violence since 1981.



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21.11.2010

Today is also World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

In recognition of the enormous strength that NGOs possess as advocates for road safety, WHO hosted a meeting of 12 such groups in September 2003. This led to the recognition by the United Nations General Assembly of the third Sunday in November every year as a World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims "as the appropriate acknowledgment for victims of road traffic crashes and their families".



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21.11.2010

Today is World Television Day

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 November as World Television Day. This was done in recognition of the increasing impact television has on decision-making by alerting world attention to conflicts and threats to peace and security and its potential role in sharpening the focus on other major issues, including economic and social issues.



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20.11.2010

Today is also Africa Industrialization Day

Today we celebrate two international Days. The second one is Africa Industrialization Day.

 

Within the framework of the Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa (1991-2000), the UN General Assembly, in 1989, proclaimed 20 November Africa Industrialization Day (resolution 44/237).  The Day is intended to mobilize the commitment of the international community to the industrialization of Africa.



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20.11.2010

Today is Universal Children's Day

By resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. The date 20 November, marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989.



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18.11.2010

Today is World Philosophy Day

Celebrated at UNESCO’s initiative every third Thursday of November since 2002, World Philosophy Day will take place this year on 18 November 2010. This year, a special event will take place on 18 November at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on philosophy, cultural diversity and the rapprochement of cultures, thereby contributing also to the celebration of the International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2010).



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16.11.2010

Today is the International Day of Tolerance

In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public. This action came in the wake of the United Nations Year for Tolerance. The Year had been declared on the initiative of the General Conference of UNESCO.



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14.11.2010

Today is World Diabetes Day

World Diabetes Day raises global awareness of diabetes - its escalating rates around the world and how to prevent the illness in most cases. Started by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and WHO, the Day is celebrated on 14 November to mark the birthday of Frederick Banting who, along with Charles Best, was instrumental in the discovery of insulin in 1922, a life-saving treatment for diabetes patients.



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10.11.2010

Today is World Science Day for Peace and Development

Established by UNESCO in 2001, the WSDPD is celebrated on 10 November each year. The Day is an occasion to remind the UNESCO's mandate and commitment on science.



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06.11.2010

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Though mankind has always counted its war casualties in terms of dead and wounded soldiers and civilians, destroyed cities and livelihoods, the environment has often remained the unpublicized victim of war.Water wells have been polluted, crops torched, forests cut down, soils poisoned, and animals killed to gain military advantage.



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27.10.2010

Today is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, audio and video recordings, contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries. Transcending language and cultural boundaries, appealing immediately to the eye and the ear, to the literate and illiterate, audiovisual documents have transformed society by becoming a permanent complement to the traditional written record.

 

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24.10.2010

Today is United Nations Day

UN Day is devoted to highlighting the aims and achievements of the United Nations. This year's UN Day focuses on the eight UN Millennium Development Goals (above) and follows on the High-level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly on 20-22 September 2010, which adopted a global action plan to achieve the eight goals by their 2015 target date.



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20.10.2010

Today is World Statistics Day

The celebration of the World Statistics Day will acknowledge the service provided by the global statistical system at national and international level, and hope to help strengthen the awareness and trust of the public in official statistics. It serves as an advocacy tool to further support the work of statisticians across different settings, cultures, and domains.



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17.10.2010

Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993. Every year 17 October presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty.



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16.10.2010

Today is World Food Day

On 16 October 2010, World Food Day enters its 30th year. The theme of this year’s observance, “United against hunger”, seeks to recognize the efforts made in the fight against world hunger by all actors, at all levels; and urges us to be even more united to do more.



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15.10.2010

Today is the International Day of Rural Women

The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”



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14.10.2010

Today is World Sight Day

World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of the visually impaired held on the second Thursday in October.



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13.10.2010

Today is the International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

The International Day for Disaster Reduction 2010 takes place within the framework of the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2010–2011. The theme of the Campaign is “Making Cities Resilient: "My city is getting ready”.



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10.10.2010

Today is World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day on 10 October raises public awareness about mental health issues. The Day promotes more open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention and treatment services. The treatment gap for mental, neurological and substance use disorders is formidable especially in poor resource countries.



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09.10.2010

Today is World Post Day

World Post Day is celebrated each year on 9 October, the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Bern. The purpose of World Post Day is to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives and its contribution to the social and economic development of countries.



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05.10.2010

Today is World Teachers' Day

World Teachers’ Day, held annually on 5 October since 1994, commemorates the anniversary of the signing in 1966 of the UNESCO/ILO Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers. It is an occasion to celebrate the essential role of teachers in providing quality education at all levels.

 



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04.10.2010

Today is World Habitat Day

In resolution 40/202 of 17 December 1985, the UN General Assembly designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day. In 2010, World Habitat Day is commemorated on 4 October. The theme of this year's World Habitat Day is "Better City, Better Life" – the same as for the Shanghai Expo, where the United Nations has a pavilion.

 



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02.10.2010

Today is the International Day of Non-Violence

The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.



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01.10.2010

Today is the International Day for Older Persons

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. The theme of the year 2010's commemoration is "Older persons and the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)". This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the UN International Day of Older Persons.



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27.09.2010

News on Resolutionfinder.org

Jungle Drum and ISN announce cooperation to further develop ResolutionFinder.org

 

Jungle Drum and the Swiss-based International Relations and Security Network (ISN) have started to discuss the terms of a cooperation for the improvement and development of the ResolutionFinder.org database.

 

After two years of work during which Jungle Drum managed to elaborate a methodology and have a beta version of the database up and running, it was high time to increase the speed and scope of

01.09.2010

Our Website's Housewarming Outfit

Since we will change our website's outfit in accordance with International Days as declared by the United Nations, we thought it would be nice to start off the new Jungle Drum site in its own little Jungle Drum Housewarming Party Dress. Hence the colorful tone. Some of us were reminded of a German telecom company, some of church windows, others just liked it.

 

What do you think? Like? Dislike? We actually have a 'like button', just in case ;) If you don't like it, don't worry, we will only

01.09.2010

Join the Housewarming Party!

Our own Housewarming Party here in Berlin is only minutes away from starting. If you want to join our event online, come do so on Facebook now! All you have to do is attend the event and upload a picture of you celebrating: be it with a funny party hat, a glass of any given party beverage, or simply with a big smile on your face...

Let the fun begin!



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