Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, in the form of competitive sport or physical activity. It is a tool for training, progress and peace and it supports unity, patience, understanding, and health, both mental and physical, at all levels of society. The power of sport is to enhance life skills of young people for a better world and to advance gender equality.
Global Money Week is important, because children and youth are the focus of change. They are tomorrow’s business leaders, parents, and teachers. They can unlock their potential when they believe in themselves. They can change lives, their own and others, when they have the right financial tools and knowledge. They can learn about money matters and resources and learn how to earn a livelihood and gain employment, but most of all; Global Money Week provides children and youth with a voice: a voice that can help reshape the future of finance.
Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. World Water Day tries to remind people about the significance of fresh water and to promote sustainability for fresh water resources' management. It’s a day to celebrate water. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.
Racial discrimination is a poison that diminishes individuals and societies, perpetuates inequality and feeds anger, bitterness and violence. The fight against racism and all forms of discrimination is a mainstay of peace and social cohesion, especially in our increasingly diverse societies. On the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, WAY calls on young people, member organisations and partners to step up their efforts to build a more inclusive, more giving and fairer world.
Happiness, true happiness, is an inner quality. It is a state of mind. If your mind is at peace, you are happy. If your mind is at peace, but you have nothing else, you can be happy. If you have everything the world can give - pleasure, possessions, power - but lack peace of mind, you can never be happy.
By designating a special day for happiness, the UN aims to focus world attention on the idea that economic growth must be inclusive, equitable, and balanced, such that it promotes sustainable development, and alleviates poverty. Additionally the UN acknowledges that in order to attain global happiness, economic development must be accompanied by a balance of social and environmental well-being.