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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day – 15 June 2024

Elder abuse awareness is an important issue that we should all be concerned about. It refers to the mistreatment or harm of older adults, often by individuals in a position of trust or authority. This can include physical, emotional, sexual, or financial abuse, as well as neglect. Raising awareness about elder abuse is crucial in

World Food Safety Day – 7th June 2024

My association with food has been brought on by my upbringing in the Far East. Where food and its preparation placed a key role in our culture and society. Very often when people first greet each other they will ask “Have you eaten yet?” as opposed to in the West “How are you?”. This is

World Environment Day – 5th June 2024

The history of World Environment Day World Environment Day was first established by the United Nations at the 1972 Conference on the Human Environment held in Stockholm (5 – 16 June), which was a landmark in conservation and environmental awareness.  The conference was held as a result of earlier discussions on the integration of human

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