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August 2018

World Humanitarian Day

August 19

World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world. (UN)

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World Photography Day

August 19

World Photography Day is observed worldwide on 19th of August every year with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The day is not only celebrated by the staunch followers of photography, but all the people across the globe irrespective of their professions and interests come together and inspire the coming generations to understand the importance of photography. On this particular day, millions of people capture different ideas and share their world with others, try to dwell in the imaginations of…

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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition

August 23

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade.  

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International Day against Nuclear Tests

August 29

The human and environmental tragedies that are the result of nuclear testing are compelling reasons for the need to observe the International Day against Nuclear Tests – a day in which educational events, activities and messages aim to capture the world’s attention and underscore the need for unified efforts to prevent further nuclear weapons testing on 29th August.

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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

August 30

The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, on August 30 of each year, is a day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

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September 2018

International Day of Charity

September 5

In recognition of the role of charity in alleviating humanitarian crises and human ‎suffering within and among nations, as well as of the efforts of charitable organizations ‎and individuals, including the work of Mother Teresa, the General Assembly of the ‎United Nations designated the 5th of September, the ‎anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, as the International Day of Charity.‎ On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites all Member States and all international and regional organizations,…

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International Literacy Day

September 8

September 8 was declared International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965. Its aim is to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies. Celebrations take place in several countries.

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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day is an awareness day observed on 10 September every year, in order to provide worldwide commitment and action to prevent suicides, with various activities around the world.

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International Day for South-South Cooperation

September 12

International Day for South-South Cooperation 12 September  is a term historically used by policymakers and academics to describe the exchange of resources, technology, and knowledge between developing countries, also known as countries of the Global South. Every year on 12 September UN observes this day.

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International Day of Democracy

September 15

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.

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