INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY

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Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and a better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family

-the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon

Migration is an action resulted from the human ambition seeking for dignity, safety and a better opportunity. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as a human family.

For centuries, migration has exemplified the human capacity for survival: the determination and resolve to overcome adversity in the hope of leading a better life. Today, migration is perhaps the most divisive issue facing in most of the developed nations, taking a major concern in the top of Western policymakers’ agendas.

HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

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Human rights is the soul of our foreign policy, because human rights is the very soul of our sense of nationhood.

-Jimmy Carter

All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. They are endowed with reason and con-science and should interact with one another for the sake of kindness. All human rights are drawn from the United Nations Human Rights Treaties which are at the core of the international system for the promotion and protection of human rights. This is reflected in the words used universally including Equality, Freedom, Peace, Hope, Dignity, Rule of Law, Prosperity and Justice.

Human Rights Day is celebrated every year on 10th December. This day is celebrated internationally to honor 10th December 1948, when the United Nations adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Palais de Challoit, Paris after the occurrence of the Second World War. This marks as one of the first major achievements of the United Nations. Universal Declaration of Human Rights is also the world most translated document into more than 360 language versions holding a world record.

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERS DAY

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Commemorating annually on 5th December, International Volunteer Day is a chance for individual volunteer, communities and organisations to promote their contributions to development at the local, national and international levels. It is also a unique opportunity for people and volunteering based organisations to work closely with public sector, public sector, non-profit organisations, community groups, academia and other stakeholder in making a difference towards betterment of the societies.

The World Assembly of Youth (WAY) defines volunteers as young people who are from the ages of 18 to 35 years old. At WAY, we recognise the effort put in by our volunteers registered under the umbrella of WAY’s Volunteer Programme and appreciate their contribution in the successes of our programmes and activities.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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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.

-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Disabilities according to National Policy for Persons with Disabilities, it refers to a person with restrictions or lack of abilities to perform an activity in the manner or within the range considered normal for a human being.

The societal icon of persons with disabilities is impacted by mind-set based on stigma and bias, as well as outdated ideas that are often the utmost barrier to execute equal participation towards the development in society on an equal basis with others.

It is vital to note that disability is part of the human condition, that all of us either are or will become disabled at one point or another during the course of our lives. In fact, people with disabilities ought to be able to perform their role in society and partake on the same basis with others. Thus, it is imperative to focus on the aptitude and not on the disability of an individual.

WORLD AIDS DAY

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One of the best ways to fight stigma and empower HIV positive people is by speaking out openly and honestly about who we are and what we experience.

-Alex Garner, HIV Activist

We live in a globe of stigma and intolerance, too often, coming out to say your status is met with anger, criticism, and possibly even hostility. The most common emotion that people experience upon learning that they are HIV positive is shame. It is a critical and paralyzing emotion that has no advantages and serves no purpose. Speaking out is one of the best remedy to shame. When people speak openly and boldly about their HIV status, we can find genuineness and empowerment that can help to foster a stronger and healthier society.

World AIDS day is celebrated every year all over the world on 1st of December to raise the public awareness about AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). AIDS is a pandemic caused due to the infection of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The day is celebrated by the government organisations, NGOs, civil societies and other health institutions, dedicated to commemorate those who have passed on and to raise awareness about AIDS and the global spread of the HIV virus.