WORLD FOOD DAY

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The right to food is a basic human right. Investing in sustainable food systems and rural development means addressing some of the major global challenges from feeding the world’s growing population to protecting the global climate, and tackling some of the root causes of migration and displacement. Achieving the 17 SDGs cannot happen without ending hunger, and without having sustainable and resilient, climate-compatible agriculture and food systems that deliver for the people and the planet.

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR DISASTER REDUCTION

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"Reducing the economic losses from disasters has the power to transform lives and contribute greatly to the eradication of poverty. As we mark the International Day for Disaster Reduction, let us reaffirm our commitment to this vital endeavour." — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY

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Imagine growing up in our world today. Constantly battling the effects of human rights violations, wars and violence, schools and businesses. Young people are spending most of their day on the internet experiencing cyber crimes, cyber bullying, and playing violent video games. Suicide and substance abuse numbers have been steadily rising, youth are feeling alone and persecuted for being true to themselves and young adults are at the age when serious mental illnesses can occur and yet they are taught little to nothing about mental illness and well-being.

WORLD TEACHERS’ DAY

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World Teachers’ Day 2018 will mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) that recognises education as a key fundamental right and establishes an entitlement to free compulsory education, ensuring inclusive and equitable access for all children.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE

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“Gandhi proved that non-violence can change history. Let us be inspired by his courage and conviction as we continue our work to advance peace, sustainable development and human rights for all of the peoples of the world." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres