World No Tobacco Day

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The World No Tobacco Day is observed annually on May 31 with the goal to spread awareness about the risks of tobacco use, and how we can make the world tobacco free. This is especially important right now as studies show that smokers have a higher risk for a severe case of COVID-19 Pandemic and they threatens the environment that we live in. 
 
The World Health Organisations (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control 2005 (WHO FCTC) is a milestone in the promotion of public health. It is an evidence - based treaty that reaffirms the right of people to the highest standard of health. It provides the legal dimensions for international health cooperation, and sets high standards for compliance. Strengthening implementation of this treaty is specifically included in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as Target 3.a.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

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The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers is celebrated annually on 29 May and it helps countries navigate the difficult path from conflict to peace. On this day we pay tribute to the uniformed and civilians personnel’s invaluable contribution to the work of the organisation, and honour more than 4,200 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the United Nations flag.
 
Since 1948, more than 1 million women and men have served in 72 United Nations peacekeeping operations, directly impacting the lives of millions of people and saving countless lives. Today, United Nations Peacekeeping deploys more than 87,000 military, police and civilian personnel in 12 operations. Even though the challenges and threats faced by the peacekeepers are even greater than ever, they continue to support and protect the people in the countries they are based in, despite the risks.

World Day For Cultural Diversity For Dialogue And Development

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The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is observed annually on 21 May, and on this day we celebrate the richness of the world’s cultures and also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. Culture is a driving force of development, not only with respect to economic growth but also as a means of leading a more fulfilling intellectual, emotional, and moral life.
 
Culture is a sustainable development accelerator whose potential has been recognised in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations. This day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to learn to live together peacefully in a spirit of dialogue and openness.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

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The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is celebrated annually on 17 May since 1969. This Day aims to raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. On this day, we recognise and celebrate the progress made by use of communication and positive exchanges through technology.
 
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by UNGA Resolution A/70/1 recognises that the spread of information and communications technology and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate human progress and to bridge the digital divide. The COVID-19 and other unprecedented crisis have highlighted the critical role of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for continued functioning of societies and also brought to the fore the startling digital inequalities between and within countries.

International Day of Families

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The International Day of Families is observed annually on 15 May, and in 1993, the United Nations General Assembly with resolution (A/RES/47/237) decided to proclaim this date as an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families. On this Day, we want to stress out the importance of having healthy and happy familial relationships. Sadly, the approaches to family policies for inclusive and equal societies vary around the world.
 
By celebrating this day, we aim to increase knowledge of the social, economic, and demographic processes affecting families. In some regions emphasis is placed on the social inclusion of various types of families and/or individuals such as: migrant, refugees, indigenous families, ethnic minorities, or families with persons with disabilities. In other regions, the primary emphasis is placed on social protection for vulnerable families to facilitate their full inclusion in the mainstream of society.