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International Day of Living Together in Peace – 16 May 2024

Living together in peace is a vision of a world where people from diverse backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs coexist harmoniously. In such a world, understanding, tolerance, and respect are the foundations of our interactions. There are some key elements that we as individuals can contribute to create a peaceful coexistence. Each individual should cultivate a

World Earth Day 2024

“Healing People Heal the Planet.” That was the title of an unusual documentary that I had the pleasure of viewing at the NGO Commission on the Status of Women Forum in March in New York. The premise of the documentary by AHAM Education is that we can try to solve the personal distress surrounding ecological

SI Pune Metro East - World Health Day

World Health Day on 7 April  – ‘My health, my right’

World Health Day is celebrated annually and each year is dedicated to raising awareness about critical health issues facing the world and mobilising efforts to address them. The date of 7 April marks the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO) in 1948. WHO is the United Nations agency that connects nations,

World Water Day – 22 March

One could easily mistake the water in the above photograph for a small lake or reservoir.  However, it is a photograph taken very recently of the cricket pitch in Lyminge, the village where I live in Kent.  It is hoped that by the summer the water will have either drained away naturally or been pumped

SI Calcutta International Women's Day Workshop

International Women’s Day 2024 – Invest in Women, Inspire Inclusion

Achieving gender equality and women’s well-being in all aspects of life is more crucial than ever if we want to create prosperous economies and a healthy planet. However, one of the key challenges that the world is facing is the alarming USD 360 billion annual deficit in spending on gender-equality measures by 2030. (source: UN)

World Day of Social Justice, 20th February, 2024

BRIDGING GAPS, BUILDING ALLIANCES The UN World days provide an opportunity to spend a little time thinking about universal concepts which affect each of us.   Today we need to think about Social Justice and particularly to see where it might impact, on where gaps need to be built and how we can build alliances. The

Women and Girls in Science

International Day of Women and Girls in Science – 11 February

Annually, 11th February marks the United Nations’ ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’. This day serves as a reminder of the importance of gender equality in the field of science and technology. Established by the United Nations in 2015, this day aims to recognise the critical role women and girls play in science,

International Day of Education – 24 January 2024

Education is often hailed as the key that opens many doors or the universal tool for progress and development. Although its value in making the difference in the lives of humans is known and often spoken about, there remains a divide between the access to opportunities for learning for males versus those for females to

World Braille Day – 4 January 2024

To the average person, Braille may just seem like a series of dots on a paper or any other material or surface. But, to visually impaired and blind individuals, it is more than that – it is their connection to the world, a form of communication and for gaining knowledge. While the United Nations Observance