INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

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The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

WORLD AIDS DAY

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"There is still time -- to scale-up testing for HIV; to enable more people to access treatment; to increase resources needed to prevent new infections; and to end the stigma. At this critical juncture, we need to take the right turn now." — António Guterres, UN Secretary General

Call for Application: Request to Host the XVII WAY General Assembly

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Warm greetings from the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) Headquarters in Melaka, Malaysia!

We call for application, to all WAY members, to host the XVII WAY General Assembly in conjunction with the 70th WAY Anniversary. Please note that these two major events are scheduled to take place from 19th to 25th August, 2019. The Assembly is the supreme organ of WAY and determines the main lines of policies and assumes responsibility for the direction and administration of WAY. It meets every four-years and shall be convened by the WAY Executive Committee. During the General Assembly, the Executive Committee, composed of a President, five Vice Presidents and seven other Executive Committee Members shall be elected. At the same time, provisional memberships and international issues shall be ratified during this Assembly.

WORLD DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR ROAD TRAFFIC VICTIMS

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The World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims was started by Road Peace in 1993. Since then it has been observed and promoted worldwide by several NGOs, including the European Federation of Road Traffic Victims (FEVR) and its associated organizations. On 26 October 2005, the United Nations endorsed it as a global day to be observed every third Sunday in November each year, making it a major advocacy day for road traffic injury prevention. WHO and the United Nations Road Safety Collaboration encourage governments and NGOs around the world to commemorate this day.