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 World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Kicking off World Down Syndrome Week is World Down Syndrome Day on March 21, 2022. The day was first observed by the Down Syndrome Association Singapore in 2006, where the organization launched the World Down Syndrome Day website, showcasing activities…

 Random Act of Kindness Day: Origins and Celebrations

Random Act of Kindness Day: Origins and Celebrations

Random Act of Kindness Day originated in Denver, Colorado in 1995 by a non-profit organization called The Random Acts of Kindness Foundation.  February 17 was marked as the annual day of celebration subsequent to its year of origin. The aim…

 Celebrating International Migrants’ Day 2021

Celebrating International Migrants’ Day 2021

In the year 2020, there were an estimated 281 million international migrants around the world. This number represented 3.6 percent of the global population at the time and a 60 million increase in international migrants from 2010. Human mobility and…

 The Significance of the International Day of Tolerance

The Significance of the International Day of Tolerance

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed November 16th as the International Day of Tolerance in 1996. The day seeks to foster, promote, and spread mutual understanding between cultures and people across the globe – an initiative that has been increasing…

 #IAmRemarkable – Empowering Diversity

#IAmRemarkable – Empowering Diversity

Google’s #IAmRemarkable embraces diversity and challenges the status quo by sparking conversations that build self-esteem and self-promotion skills. Two Google employees started the campaign in 2016 after noticing a gap in representation and deciding to act on it. The project…

 World Food Day: History and Origins

World Food Day: History and Origins

World Food Day was established on October 16, 1979, the same date of the year as that of the founding of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in 1945. The purpose of World Food Day is to raise awareness…

 International Day of Peace: Origins and Themes

International Day of Peace: Origins and Themes

September 21st marks the International Day of Peace, also sometimes known as World Peace Day, which is dedicated to celebrating and fostering ideas of peace and nonviolence around the world. The United Nations General Assembly first observed the day in…

 Spreading Awareness About the International Day of Charity

Spreading Awareness About the International Day of Charity

September 5 marks another year to celebrate International Day of Charity, where people from around the world focus on the amazing work of organizations, donors, volunteers, and social development programs. While the International Day of Charity became officially recognized by…