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World Consumer Rights Day

World Consumer Rights Day is held annually on 15 March to promote the basic rights of Consumers and to make sure those rights are respected and protected and to protest against market abuses and social injustices which undermine them. The organisation was first established in 1960 as the International Organisation of Consumers Unions (IOCU) by …

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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women’s Day, is celebrated anually on March 8 every year to commemorate the movement for women’s rights. The earliest Women’s Day observance was held on February 28, 1909, in New York and organized by the Socialist Party of America.On March 8, 1917, in the capital of the …

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Malcolm X

On February 21, 1965, Human Rights Activist Malcolm X was assassinated, as he prepared to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom, after a disturbance broke out in the 400-person audience. As Malcolm X and his bodyguards moved to quiet the disturbance, a man seated in the front row rushed forward and …

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World day of Social Justice

World Day of Social Justice takes place annually on 20 February in order  to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. Many organizations, including the UN and the International Labour Office, make statements on the importance of social justice for people. Many organizations also present plans for greater social justice by …

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Religious Freedoms Day

Religious Freedom Day takes place annually on January 16 in the United States of America. It commemorates the Virginia General Assembly’s adoption of Thomas Jefferson’s landmark Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom on January 16, 1786.The Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom was drafted in 1777 (however it was not first introduced into the Virginia General Assembly …

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Martin Luther King Day

American clergyman, activist, and prominent leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement Martin Luther King Jnr. Was Born on January 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Georgia. He grew up in Atlanta & attended Booker T. Washington High School, where he skipped both ninth and twelfth grade and entered Morehouse College at age fifteen without formally graduating …

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International Solidarity Day

Solidarity refers to a union of interests, purposes or sympathies among members of a group and United Nations’ International Human Solidarity Day is annually held on December 20th to celebrate unity in diversity. It came about in 2005, after the UN General Assembly proclaimed that International Solidarity Day would take place on December 20 each …

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United Nations Arabic Language Day

UN Arabic Language Day is observed annually on 18th December. The event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010 “to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six of its official working languages throughout the organization”. December 18 was chosen as …

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International Migrants Day

lnternational Migrants Day is an international day observed on December 18 which was appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations on December 4, 2000 to take into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world. On December 18, 1990, the General Assembly adopted the international convention on the protection of the …

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UNICEF

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) was established December 11th 1946 by the United Nations General Assembly to provide emergency food and healthcare to children in countries that had been devastated by World War II. It also provides long-term humanitarian and developmental assistance to children and mothers in developing countries & is one …

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