UNITED NATIONS DAY

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The United Nations works for the entire human family of seven billion people, and cares for the earth, our one and only home.

-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Every year on October 24th, the World Assembly of Youth (WAY) celebrates the founding anniversary of the United Nations and the journey as well as achievements that United Nations has worked for all these years.

The United Nations day marks the anniversary of the entry of the UN Charter into force in 1945. With the approval of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations was officially established.

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY

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On this day we recommit to think, decide and act together against extreme poverty -- and plan for a world where no-one is left behind. Our aim must be prosperity for all, not just a few.

~ Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon ~

Poverty is a complex reality, but it is not foreseeable. Building a sustainable future requires everyone to strengthen their efforts towards eradicating extreme poverty and discrimination as well as ensuring that everyone can fully exercise their basic human rights.

The full involvement of people living in poverty, particularly in the decisions that affect their lives and communities, must be at the centre of policies and strategies to build a sustainable future. In this mode, we can guarantee that our planet and our societies can fulfil the need and aspiration of everyone, not only those of a privileged and minor group but also for the future generations.

World Food Day‏

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Social protection is emerging as a critical tool in the drive to end hunger and poverty, although the vast majority of the world's rural underprivileged people are yet to be alleviated.

The world is concerned about the global hunger and poverty. The global concern is well projected on the prominent inclusion of hunger and poverty eradication at the first goal of the Millennium Development Goals as well as the first and second goals of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE

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"People try non-violence for a week, and when it 'doesn't work' they go back to violence, which hasn't worked for centuries."

~ Theodore Roszak ~

Non-violence is also known as love in action, a positive power. It is unleashed when potentially negative drives like fear or anger are transformed into creative equivalents like love and compassion. For some people, non-violent action is a beneficial system for dealing with conflict or bringing about social change; for others, non-violence is a moral vital or even a way of life.

INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY

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In the words of Kofi Annan, the former Secretary General of the United Nations, “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope and a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a fortification against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.

Literacy is a platform for democratization, and a vehicle for the promotion of cultural and national identity. It is an awareness agent of family health and nutrition matters, especially those for girls and women. For everyone, everywhere, literacy is, along with education in general, a basic human right. Literacy is, finally, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, woman and child can realize his or her full potential.

Fifty years ago, in November 1965, UNESCO proclaimed September 8th to be the International Literacy Day. It was celebrated all over the world to emphasize the great importance of the literacy to the progress of individuals and development of both society and communities. The day is celebrated specially to rememorize the status of the literacy and adult education to the international community. Literacy remains as essential to human development as it did fifty years ago and as it has for centuries, especially in today’s knowledge-based societies.