WORLD RADIO DAY: DIALOGUE, TOLERANCE AND PEACE

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"On this World Radio Day, let us recognize the power of radio to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

Radio is the mass medium reaching the widest audience in the world. It is also recognised as a powerful communication tool and a low cost medium. Radio is specifically suited to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, youth and the poor, while offering a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Furthermore, radio has a strong and specific role in emergency communication and disaster relief.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SCIENCE

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"We need to encourage and support girls and women achieve their full potential as scientific researchers and innovators." — UN Secretary-General, António Guterres

Science and gender equality are both vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Over the past 15 years, the global community has made a lot of effort in inspiring and engaging women and girls in science. Unfortunately, women and girls continued to be excluded from participating fully in science.

WORLD CANCER DAY: "I AM AND I WILL"

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February 4th is observed as World Cancer Day, every year. The day is dedicated to everyone across the globe fighting cancer, the statistics of which is absolutely alarming. With over 9.5 million people are known to have cancer at a severe stage in the year 2018, cancer is a global health burden we all have to fight against collectively.

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF EDUCATION: “EDUCATION FOR PEACE AND DEVELOPMENT”

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Education plays a very crucial role in developing the creative thinking ability of young people and providing all the necessary skills and knowledge that are required to shape a competitive and productive individual. Generally, education helps young people to prepare themselves for challenges that they are going to face during adulthood and life.. It is a human right, a public good, and a civic responsibility. The world marks the first-ever International Day of Education today, which was proclaimed by the 73rd United Nations General Assembly, last year, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development.

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY

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International Human Solidarity Day is a day to celebrate our unity in diversity; a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements; a day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity; a day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication; a day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.