International Migrants Day
“On this International Migrants Day, let us seize the opportunity of the recovery from the pandemic to implement the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, reimagine human mobility, enable migrants to reignite economies at home and abroad and build more inclusive and resilient societies.” United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres
The International Migrants Day is observed on the 18th of December which was appointed by the General Assembly of the United Nations on December 4th, 2000, after having taken into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world. This day is an opportunity to recognise the contributions made by millions of immigrants to the development and well-being of many countries in the world, to promote respect for the rights of immigrant workers and their families, and to highlight the issues that are of the key interest to migrants and their communities.
Human Rights Day
The Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10th of December and is celebrated internationally to honor the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights at Palais de Challoit in Paris after the occurrence of the Second World War. This day is an opportunity to reaffirm the importance of human rights in re-building the world we want, the need for global solidarity as well as our interconnectedness and shared humanity. The knowledge and understanding of human rights is very important to each and every individual.
International Anti-Corruption Day
“Corruption is criminal, immoral and the ultimate betrayal of public trust. It is even more damaging in times of crisis – as the world is experiencing now with the COVID-19 pandemic. The response to the virus is creating new opportunities to exploit weak oversight and inadequate transparency, diverting funds away from people in their hour of greatest need.” – United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres
The International Anti-Corruption Day is observed every year on the 9th of November as a way of raising awareness of corruption and highlighting the role of the United Nations Convention against Corruption in combating and preventing it. Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region, or community is immune. Corruption impacts the poorest and most vulnerable in society the hardest.
International Volunteer Day for Economic Social Development
“On International Volunteer Day, I appeal to all governments to promote volunteering, support volunteer efforts and recognize volunteer contributions to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. Volunteers deserve our heartfelt thanks.” – Antonio Guterres, Secretary General of United Nations
The International Volunteer Day for Economic Social Development (IVD) is held each year on 5th of December. This day is viewed as a unique chance for us to celebrate their efforts, share their values, and promote their work among communities, non-governmental organisations, government authorities, and the private sector. This is the day to express our utmost appreciation to the volunteers for their tireless and priceless contribution.
International Day of Persons with Disalibilities
“As the world recovers from the pandemic, we must ensure that the aspirations and rights of persons with disabilities are included and accounted for in a -inclusive, accessible and sustainable post COVID-19 world. This vision will only be achieved through active consultation with persons with disabilities and their representative organizations.” - António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General
This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities will be commemorated throughout the week of 30 November - 4 December in conjunction with the 13th session of the Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This day aims to promote the rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and increases awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic, and cultural life.