WATER WORLD DAY: ‘NATURE FOR WATER’

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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. Today, there are over 663 million people living without an improved drinking water supply close to their homes, spending countless hours on queues or walking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE ELIMINATION OF RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

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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.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF HAPPINESS

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“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” — Roy T. Bennett

Happiness is an everyday term in our lives, and everyone strives to be happy. It is a sense of well-being, joy, or contentment and a lifestyle, whose importance and interpretation cannot be standardised. Each of one takes different path in pursing our own happiness, what makes you happy does not necessarily apply to others.

GLOBAL MONEY WEEK: “MONEY MATTERS MATTER”

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Global Money Week is a worldwide celebration intended to empower the next generation of financial actors to be confident, responsible, and skilled economic citizens. Every year, entire communities jointly take action to reshape the financial landscape, and give young people the tools and inspiration they need to shape their own future.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

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"Achieving gender equality and empowering women and girls is the unfinished business of our time, and the greatest human rights challenge in our world." ~ UN Secretary-General, António Guterres ~

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, call for change and celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially Goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and Goal number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.