INTERNATIONAL MOTHER EARTH DAY

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Every small action makes a difference. Ultimately, it is a shared responsibility that each of us has to undertake to protect our planet and make it as sustainable as we can for our future generations to come.

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home, in order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

GLOBAL YOUTH SERVICE DAY

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Global Youth Service Day celebrates and mobilises the millions of young people who improve their communities each day of the year through service. Established in 1988, GYSD is celebrated each year in over 100 countries, with young people working together and with schools, youth organisations, nonprofits, community and organisations, national service programs, government agencies, and adult mentors to address the world’s most critical issues and change their communities.

WORLD HEALTH DAY

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Health education is essential if people are to learn how to live healthy lives and avoid diseases. It helps them understand what health is and how to look after it, and also about the need for health services and disease control programmes. Health education can show people that good health and health services are a basic human right; it can explain that health services are important for development.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF SPORT FOR DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE

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Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical activity or play. It has a unique power to attract, mobilize and inspire and plays a significant role as a promoter of social integration and economic development in different geographical, cultural and political contexts. It is a powerful tool to strengthen social ties and networks, and to promote ideals of peace, fraternity, solidarity, non-violence, tolerance and justice.

EARTH HOUR

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Earth Hour is an annual environmental campaign that brings attention to the effects of climate change, set to unite millions of people around the world to show their commitment to the planet. The dual challenge of climate change and plummeting, the world’s largest grassroots movement for the environment aims to mobilize individuals businesses and governments to be a part of the conversation and solutions needed to build a healthy sustainable future and planet for all.