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

By virtue of its resolution A/RES/60/7, the General Assembly of the United Nations designated 27 January -– the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp — as an annual International Day of Commemoration to honour the victims of the Holocaust, and urged Member States to develop educational programmes to instill the memory of the tragedy in future generations to prevent genocide from occurring again.


 

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World Cancer Day:

[WHO] World Cancer Day, celebrated every year on the 4th of February, is a an occasion to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection and treatment all around the world.


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International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation:

Female genital mutilation (FGM) comprises all procedures that involve altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons – , and is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women.


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International Day of Women and Girls in Science:

The United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/70/474/Add.2, decides to proclaim 11 February of each year the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, recognizes, among other things, that women and girls play a critical role in science and technology communities as well as in sustainable development and that their participation should be strengthened.


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World Day of Social Justice:

World Day of Social Justice is a day intended to recognize the need to promote efforts to tackle issues such as poverty, exclusion and unemployment. In 2009, the United Nations General Assembly designated February 20th as the World Day of Social Justice.


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Zero Discrimination Day:

[UNAIDS] The Zero Discrimination Day is a UNAIDS campaign of solidarity that stands up to racism, discrimination at work, discrimination at school, and other activities that reduce people’s ability to participate fully and meaningfully in society. Around the world, this movement has garnered the support of many celebrities and prominent figures who want a world free of stigma and discrimination.


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International Women’s Day:

International Women’s Day is celebrated worldwide on March 8 every year. In different parts of the world the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women’s economic, political, and social achievements.


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International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination:

Proclaimed in resolution A/RES/2142 (XXI) in 1966 by the United Nations General Assembly, and observed annually on March 21st, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is a call to the international community to redouble its efforts to eliminate all forms of racial discrimination after the events in South Africa in 1960 where police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville.


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World Water Day:

With the goal of raising awareness in goverments and organization of the need to develop the policies needed to ensure that sustainable water and energy are secured for the many and not just the few, World Water Day, observed on 22 March, was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly on 1992.


 

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World Tuberculosis Day:

[WHO] World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, commemorates the date in 1882 when Robert Koch announced his discovery of M. tuberculosis, the bacteria that causes Tuberculosis. This day is an opportunity to communicate TB-related problems and solutions and to support organizations in their efforts to fight tuberculosis.


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International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade:

On 25 March, the International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honour and remember those who suffered and died at the hands of the brutal slavery system. The International Day also aims at raising awareness about the dangers of racism and prejudice of these days.

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