The United Nations observes a number of days celebrating human rights, children, world habitat, and the widely celebrated World Day of Peace. You may view a list of United Nations Observances.
Human values are our principles, our guides to action. Values are our codes of internal conduct, the principles upon which we run our lives and make our decisions. Our values are first given to us by our parents, and these are developed, expanded, tested in experience. Other people impress values upon us, such as those values given to us by our peers, our teachers, the wider community. Our moral values are often sourced from our faith systems. It is from these that we select the principles which rule our lives and our behaviours.
Our values often include universal principles such as truthfulness, peace, love, right conduct and non-violence. These principles are often essential for our personal and social survival. Putting things back to front, we can often work out what values are present in a situation or an event or a reaction (our own)(someone else’s) when we analyse either ourselves or others, for behaviour reveals choices, and choices are based on our values.
Observances and Values:
Here in this section of the website, we consider universal values featured in United Nations Observances.
- International Day of Zero Tolerance Female Genital Mutilation or Cutting
- Nelson Mandela Day
- International Human Solidarity Day
- International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
- International Women’s Day
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