INTERNATIONAL DAY OF DEMOCRACY : DEMOCRACY AND CONFLICT

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Young people should be offered involvement in responsible and challenging actions that meet genuine needs. They should have the opportunity to participate in planning and decision-making. International Day of Democracy is an ideal time to consider how youth engagement with traditional democratic institutions can be increased. The International Day of Democracy is celebrated each year on 15th of September with an aim to providing an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. Democracy is as much a process as a goal, and only with the full participation of and support by the international community, national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy be made into a reality to be enjoyed by everyone, everywhere.

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY : LITERACY IN A DIGITAL WORLD

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Literacy is a driver for sustainable development that enables greater participation in the labour market, improved child and family health and nutrition, reduces poverty, and expands life opportunities. Beyond its conventional concept as a set of reading, writing and counting skills, literacy is now understood as a means of identification, understanding, interpretation, creation, and communication in an increasingly digital, text-mediated, information-rich and fast-changing world.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY

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Charity is important as it allows us to reach out into wider society, and help those that are in need of our support. The word 'charity' means generosity in giving something to the needy out of loving kindness towards them. There is a proverb: 'Charity begins at home,' which simply means a person who is kind at heart and possesses compassion towards others, is generally found to give his or her helping hands to the disadvantaged in the societies.

WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY

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Around the world, conflict is exacting a massive toll on people’s lives. Trapped in wars that are not of their making, millions of civilians are forced to hide or run for their lives. Young people are taken out of school, families are displaced from their homes, and communities are torn apart, while the world is not doing enough to stop their suffering. At the same time, health and aid workers who risk their lives to care for people affected by violence are increasingly being targeted.