WORLD PRESS FREEDOM DAY

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Every year, World Press Freedom Day is a day which celebrates the fundamental principles of press freedom, to evaluate press freedom around the world, to defend the media from attacks on their independence and to pay tribute to journalists who have lost their lives in the exercise of their profession. World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 following a Recommendation adopted at the twenty-sixth session of UNESCO's General Conference in 1991.

WORLD DAY FOR SAFETY AND HEALTH AT WORK

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A national occupational safety and health culture is one in which the right to a safe and healthy working environment is respected at all levels, where governments, employers and workers actively participate in securing a safe and healthy working environment through a system of defined rights, responsibilities and duties, and where the highest priority is accorded to the principle of prevention.

WORLD BOOK AND COPYRIGHT DAY

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"Books are at the intersection of some of the most essential human freedoms, primarily freedom of expression and freedom to publish. These are fragile freedoms." ~Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO~

World Book and Copyright Day is an opportunity to highlight the power of books to promote our vision of knowledge societies that are inclusive, pluralistic, equitable, open and participatory for all citizens.

INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY

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Every small action makes a difference. Ultimately, it is a shared responsibility that each of us has to undertake to protect our planet and make it as sustainable as we can for our future generations to come.

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 we all inhabit. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home, in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY

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Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilises the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Established in 1988, GYSD is celebrated each year in over 100 countries, with young people working together and with schools, youth organisations, nonprofits, community and organisations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.