PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY FOR ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT: ‘GLOBAL APPLAUSE – GIVE VOLUNTEERS A HAND’

on .

international-day-of-volunteers-press

International Volunteer Day is a juncture for individual volunteers, communities and organisations to promote the value of volunteerism to development at the local, national and international levels. By combining United Nations’ support with agrassroots mandate, International Volunteer Day is a unique opportunity for people and volunteer-involving organisations to work with public sector, non-profit organisations, community groups, academia and private sector.

 

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: ‘ACHIEVING 17 GOALS FOR THE FUTURE WE WANT’

on .

day-of-disable-person

"We mark this year’s International Day of Persons with Disabilities in the wake of the adoption of the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.  This global blueprint for action summons us to leave no one behind.

~ Former Secretary-General of United Nations, Ban Ki-moon ~

A disability may be physical, cognitive, mental, sensory, emotional, developmental, or some combination of those. A disability may be present from birth or occur during a person's lifetime.

PRESS RELEASE: WORLD AIDS DAY

on .

world-aids-day

Our battle against HIV/AIDS is not over yet, but it can be if we tailor the response to individual needs at particular times in life. Whatever our individual situation may be, we all need access to the tools to protect us from HIV and access to antiretroviral medicines whenever it is required. A life-cycle approach to HIV/AIDS that finds solutions for everyone at every stage of life can address the complexities of this pandemic. Risks and challenges change as people go through life, highlighting the need to adapt HIV prevention and treatment strategies from birth to old age.