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Dans la résolution 49/24 du 23 décembre 1994, l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies a décidé que la Journée internationale des peuples autochtones serait célébrée chaque année le 9 août. Cette date commémore la première réunion du Groupe de travail…
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En la resolución 49/24, del 23 de diciembre de 1994, la Asamblea General de las Naciones Unidas decidió que el Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas se celebraría cada año el 9 de agosto. La fecha conmemora la primera reunión del Grupo de…
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On 23 December 1994, the United Nations General Assembly decided, in its resolution 49/214, that the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People shall be observed on 9 August every year. The date marks the first meeting, in 1982, of the UN…
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World Elder Abuse Awareness Day: Spotlight on Older Persons in Emergencies As the world prepares to observe World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD) on 15 June, this year DESA programme on ageing, in partnership with the International Network for…
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The theme of the 2024 International Day of Families will focus this year on ‘Families & Climate Change: International Year of the Family + 30’. The 2024 International Day of Families aims to raise awareness of how climate change impacts…
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The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), which takes place annually on 6 April, presents an opportunity to recognize the positive role sport and physical activity play in communities and in people’s lives across the globe.…
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Down Syndrome Down syndrome occurs when an individual has an extra partial (or whole) copy of chromosome 21. It is not yet know why this syndrome occurs, but Down syndrome has always been a part of the human condition. It exists in all regions…
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Global Coalition for Social Justice: Bridging Gaps, Building Alliances The Permanent Mission of the Kyrgyz Republic to the United Nations and the International Labour Organization in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and…
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Basketball: Crafting an Enduring Legacy for A Better Future In the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, sport is recognized as an important enabler of sustainable development. Sports, the arts and physical activity have the power to change…
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Since its proclamation in 1992 by the United Nations General Assembly in resolution 47/3,  the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) has been celebrated annually on 3 December around the world.  The observance of the…
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People living in extreme poverty, many of whom work in the informal economy – unregistered, unrecognised and unprotected under labour legislation - face difficult and dangerous conditions. The most excluded have no choice but to accept unacceptable…
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Seventy-five years ago, this year, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration on Human Rights, a monumental document in the history of human rights. Written by representatives from around the world with different legal,…