PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY

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Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century, wherein those who either suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most. Consequently, in the context of globalisation and the challenge of growing inequality, strengthening of international solidarity is indispensable.

 

PRESS RELEASE: INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

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Migration has been a courageous expression of the individual’s effort to overcome adversity and to live a better life. Today, globalisation, together with advances in communications and transportation, has greatly increased the number of people who have the desire and the capacity to move to other places. This new era has created challenges and opportunities for societies throughout the world. It also has served to underscore the clear linkage between migration and development, as well as the opportunities it provides for co-development, that is, the concerted improvement of economic and social conditions at both origin and destination.

 

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

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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’

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"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.