WORLD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY FOR DIALOGUE AND DEVELOPMENT

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Cultural differences should not separate us from each other, but rather cultural diversity brings a collective strength that can benefit all of humanity.” Also “Intercultural dialogue is the best guarantee of a more peaceful, just and sustainable world. - Robert Alan

Our cultural diversity is a motivation of creativity which invests in the inspiration that can change societies. It is our duty to develop education and intercultural skills in young people to maintain the diversity of our world and to learn to live together in the melange of our languages, cultures and religions, to bring about change.

Cultural diversity is a dynamic force of development, which brings a value to economic growth and also serves as a means of leading a satisfying intellectual and ethical life. It is an asset that is vital for scarcity reduction and the achievement of sustainable development.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is annually held on May 21 to help people learn about the importance of cultural diversity and harmony. The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together as one family with the presence of mutual appreciative.

WORLD TELECOMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION SOCIETY DAY

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And the more broadband we can get globally, the better. It's better for the world... - Eric Schmidt

Broadband, a product of digital growth, is a transformative device that allows fast transfer of information which indirectly supports a sustainable development of a country. For realizing its full potential, it is vital to roll out the high speed networks while making the broadband affordable and available for all layers of societies.

The annual observance of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day is celebrated each year on 17th May and marks the anniversary of the signature of the first International Telegraph Convection in 1865 which led to the creation of the International Telecommunication Union. The purpose of this observance is to help raising awareness of all potentials that internet and other information and communication technologies could bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

The theme for WTISD-14, "Broadband for Sustainable Development", will mainly focus on multi-stakeholder commitment to achieve universal access to broadband connectivity. They are objectives to be achieved like; identify key gaps in broadband research and development, infrastructure, and packaged development of applications and services; define policy priorities for action in the areas of allocating radio frequency spectrum for broadband, particularly in the extension of broadband access into rural areas, least developed countries and small island developing states.

In line with this year theme, we, at World Assembly of Youth (WAY), value broadband and its infrastructure development as two of the important aspects in achieving one nation’s sustainable socio-economic growth. Broadband is also world-widely appreciated due to its role as a delivery vehicle for major matters in societies including health, education, trade and commerce.

Besides, we also call upon young people and youth leaders to promote the adoption of policies and strategies that will assist in the development of access to broadband connectivity towards sustainability of a digital divide. Our focus is to develop priorities on programmes, projects and initiatives particularly those that have a common aim of meeting the goals of sustainable development. We collectively believe that today generation should be the most approachable fraction of societies especially in the case of changes caused by the existence of newly established or innovated technology.

Thus, we reiterate our encouragement towards youth to be involved in all sections of society to create awareness and consensus on the issues underlying this year’s theme of ‘Broadband for Sustainable Development’.

Happy World Telecommunication and Information Society Day!

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FAMILIES

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Family is the most important thing in the world - Princess Diana

Family life is full of major and minor crises, the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, divorce and all kinds of discrepancies. Its beauty is tied to individuals with their unique personalities, places as well as events engraving both memories and histories.

It is difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul, than the companionship offered by family. Family quarrels have a total of bitterness unmatched by others. Yet, it happens that they also have a kind of tang, pleasantness beneath the unpleasantness, unspoken compassionate which based on mutually tacit understanding; that any limb you climb out on will still be there later for you to climb back.

Family gives everyone the feelings of worth which can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is unwrap, and rules are flexible.

World Press Freedom Day

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For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others - Nelson Mandela

Each person has the right to freedom of opinion and a better future. This right includes freedom to hold opinions without obstruction and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through media regardless of any boundaries

The United Nations General Assembly declared third day of May to be the World Press Freedom Day to raise awareness of the magnitude of press freedom by reminding all stakeholders of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom and expression enshrined. It is the opportunity to pay a tribute to all journalists who have lost their lives in the line of their duty. In this day, stakeholders should unite their hand together finding a way of defending the media from attacks of their independence, assessing the state of press freedom throughout the world as well as celebrating the fundamental principles of press freedom.

World Book and Copyright Day

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A book, I think, is very like, A little golden door, That takes me into places, Where I have never been before, It leads me into fairyland, Or countries strange and far, And, best of all, the golden door, Always stands ajar. - Adelaide Love

Books are a necessary part of every functioning civilization. They transmit history, teach morals, keep laws, maintain a stable language, codify both religion and philosophy and spread ideas. There is no end to the importance of this treasure called the book.

The link between 23rd April and books was first made in 1923 by booksellers in Spain to honor the author, Miguel de Cervantes, who died on that day. As for today, the World Book and Copyright Day is observed in over 100 countries, where schools, private businesses, voluntary organizations and lots of more people and groups come together to pay a tribute to both books and their authors.

The annually celebrated World Book and Copyright Day, which is also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Day, is organized by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and copyright amongst all public worldwide. This day symbolizes the celebration of the world well-known authors and encourages everybody, especially youth, to discover the gratification of reading.