International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence

Since 2007, every year, on the 2nd of October, comes the International Day of Non-Violence. The 2nd of October is an occasion to push for non-violence through education and public awareness. It also marks Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, who believed it was irrational to use violence to try and gain a peaceful society.

Gandhi was the leader of India’s independence movement, and a proponent of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. His movement for change in society and politics has been followed by oppressed people across the world.

Achieving social change through non-violent means, such as civic resistance, non-compliance, and civil disobedience has been employed throughout history.

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International Day of Peace 2022

UN Peace Day Theme - End Racism ... Build PeaceThe theme of International Day of Peace this year is ‘End Racism. Build Peace’. The theme focuses on promoting harmony among the various communities on Earth. The theme encourages embracing diversity with peace and acceptance. In looking at Human Values and Peace, we learn that Peace must be manifested in feeling, word, posture, deed and temperament in the same uniform equal measure.

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International Day of Conscience

International Day of ConscienceApril 5 is celebrated all around the world as International Day of Conscience. Declared by the United Nations, this day is observed in order to self-reflect on our life and try and do the right things all the time. The purpose behind this was simple. People’s conscience helps to act upon certain situations in the best way possible. it also empowers to do better in society. This year, 2022, the theme is Promoting a Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience.

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International Day of Education

International Day of EducationInternational Day of Education 2022 will be celebrated under the theme “Changing Course, Transforming Education.” The celebration, led by the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), aims to showcase the most important transformations that have to be nurtured to realize everyone’s fundamental right to education and build a more sustainable, inclusive and peaceful futures. Here we look at the purpose of education and the Sathya Sai Education in Human Values.

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In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

In focus: 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence24 November every year is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. The United Nations is marking the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence from 25 November to 10 December 2021, under the global theme set by the UN Secretary-General’s UNiTE campaign: “Orange the World: End Violence against Women Now!”

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International Freedom of Religion and Belief Day

International Freedom of Religion and Belief Day

International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day occurs every 27 October and highlights that 83% of the world’s population live in countries where religious freedom is threatened.

International Freedom of Religion or Belief Day (October 27) promotes coexistence and respect between people of different cultures and religions, to foster stable and prosperous societies. It is a cause that has been taken up at the highest levels.

The US has an Ambassador-at-Large for Freedom of Religion and Belief, Sam Brownback. The United Kingdom has the Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Rehman Chishti.

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International Day of Nonviolence 2021

MK Gandhi

The International Day of Nonviolence is marked every year on October 2, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, one of the prominent faces of the Indian freedom struggle and the pioneer of the nonviolent philosophy and approach. As we mark the International Day of Non-violence, proposed by the United Nations in 2007, we remember the Indian freedom fighter born as Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. The International Day of Non-Violence honours how Gandhi’s practise and legacy has influenced global, non-violent protests.

Gandhi popularised the renowned Sanskrit adage ‘Ahimsa Paramo Dharma,’ which loosely translates to ‘non-violence is the highest moral value.’

The International Day of Nonviolence was first commemorated in 2007, when the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution on June 15, 2007, declaring that this day provides an opportunity to “disseminate the message of nonviolence, particularly via education and public awareness.”

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International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

Wednesday, 29 September 2021 is International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste. Reducing food losses and waste is essential in a world where the number of people affected by hunger has been slowly on the rise since 2014, and tons and tons of edible food are lost and/or wasted every day.

The International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste is an opportunity to call to action both the public (national or local authorities) and the private sector (businesses and individuals), to prioritise actions and move ahead with innovation to reduce food loss and waste towards restoring and building back better and resilient-ready, food systems.

Read more and discover what you can do. Take action, start something. Stop food loss and waste. For the people. For the planet.

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International Day of Peace – Peace Day Live event

 International Day of Peace - Peace Day Live eventThe United Nations Human Rights Commissioner Michelle Bachelet gave one statement to youth at a live event observing International Day of Peace, 21 September 2021. Michelle Bachelet told, In schools, in workplaces, in elections, in our neighbourhoods – in every context, we can work to uphold the human rights of everyone around us. Thank you for doing that work.

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2021 International Day of Peace

2021 International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire.

In 2021, as we heal from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are inspired to think creatively and collectively about how to help everyone recover better, how to build resilience, and how to transform our world into one that is more equal, more just, equitable, inclusive, sustainable, and healthier.

The pandemic is known for hitting the underprivileged and marginalized groups the hardest. By April 2021, over 687 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered globally, but over 100 countries have not received a single dose. People caught in conflict are especially vulnerable in terms of lack of access to healthcare.

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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

The ozone layer hole  2021September 16 is International Day for Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet. The ozone layer hole has grown considerably in the past week after an average start. This year, in the space of one week, the Ozone Layer has grown larger than the Antarctic.

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September 7: World Clean Air Day

September 7: World Clean Air DaySeptember 7 is World Day of Clean Air. The 2021 theme for the International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is “Healthy Air, Healthy Planet” which emphasizes the health aspects of air pollution, especially considering the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Heat: Planet induced and Human induced

all our futures

At the present time, we have four planets in Leo, and Sun will join shortly. Venus will move to a much cooler environment in Virgo. As a sign that matters are heating up, the United Nations Climate Change working party have released their latest report, telling that humanity has to take action on climate change. We look to the planets.

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International Day of Human Trafficking

Care against human trafficking
Every year, 30 July is the UN International Day of Human Trafficking. A network of Catholic nuns and their collaborators have launched a world-wide campaign to take on the $150-billion second criminal human trafficking industry.

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