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January 2019

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

January 27

On January 27 each year, the United Nations (UN) remembers the Holocaust that affected many people of Jewish origin during World War II. This day is called the International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. It also commemorates when the Soviet troops liberated the Nazi concentration and death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland on January 27, 1945.

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World Leprosy Day

January 27

World Leprosy Day is observed internationally on January 30 or its nearest Sunday to increase the public awareness of the Leprosy or Hansen's Disease. This day was chosen in commemoration of the death of Gandhi, the leader of India who understood the importance of leprosy. Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is an infectious chronic disease that targets the nervous system, especially the nerves in the cooler parts of the body - the hands, feet, and face.

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Street Chidren’s Day

January 31

The International Day for Street Children takes place on 31st Jaunary. The day provides a platform for the millions of street children around the world to speak out so that their rights cannot be ignored.

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February 2019

World Wetlands Day

February 2

World Wetlands Day occurs annually on February 2nd, marking the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on February 2, 1971. Established to raise awareness about the value of wetlands for humanity and the planet, WWD was celebrated for the first time in 1997 and has grown remarkably since then. Each year, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and groups of citizens at all levels of the community, have taken advantage of the opportunity to undertake actions aimed at raising public awareness of…

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World Cancer Day

February 4

World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. World Cancer Day was founded by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) to support the goals of the World Cancer Declaration, written in 2008. The primary goal of the World Cancer Day is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

February 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on February 6 as part of the UN's efforts to eradicate female genital mutilation.

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International Day of Women and Girls in Science [UN]

February 11

International Day of Women and Girls in Science celebrated every year on 11 February to gove the message that girls and women must be empowered at every level, in learning and research, from administration to teaching, across all scientific fields.

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World Radio Day

February 13

World Radio Day  is an observance day held annually on 13 February. World Radio Day is about celebrating radio, why we love it and why we need it today more than ever. A day to remember the unique power of radio to touch lives and bring people together across every corner of the globe.

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World Day of Social Justice

February 20

Social Equality Justice day is a day recognizing the need 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.

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International Mother Language Day

February 21

International Mother Language Day (UNESCO) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguisticand cultural diversity and promote multilingualism.

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