EHRC Events

Sun

21

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Venue: UNESCO | Time: 00:00 | Organizer: United Nations

Held every year on 21 May, the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development celebrates not only the richness of the world’s cultures, but also the essential role of intercultural dialogue for achieving peace and sustainable development. The United Nations General Assembly first declared this World Day in 2002, following UNESCO’s adoption of...

Tue

23

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Venue: UN | Time: 00:00 | Organizer: United Nations

It is one of the most serious and tragic childbirth injuries. And it is almost entirely preventable. Obstetric fistula is a hole between the birth canal and bladder or rectum, caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without access to timely, high-quality medical treatment. It leaves women and girls leaking urine, faeces or both, and often leads...

Thu

25

Commemoration of Africa Day

Venue: African Union | Time: 00:00 | Organizer: African Union

Slogan: “Our Africa Our Future” COMMEMORATION OF AFRICA DAY, MAY 25, 2023 Legendary celebration this year of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) now the African Union (AU) This 60th anniversary is being celebrated under the slogan: “Our Africa Our Future” using the hashtag #OurAfricaOurFuture On 25 May...

Sun

28

Menstrual Hygiene Day

Venue: UN | Time: 00:00 | Organizer: United Nations

Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day on May 28 to highlight the importance of good menstrual hygiene management at a global level. It was initiated by the German-based NGO WASH United in 2013 and observed for the first time in 2014.

Sun

30

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Venue: UN | Time: 00:00 | Organizer: United Nations

The campaign for World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2023 aims to raise awareness of disturbing developments and trends identified by UNODC and calls on governments, law enforcement, public services, and civil society to assess and enhance their efforts to strengthen prevention, identify and support victims, and end impunity.

Wed

09

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

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We need indigenous communities for a better world There are an estimated 476 million indigenous peoples in the world living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world’s population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world’s estimated 7,000 languages...

Sat

12

International Youth Day

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2023 Theme: Green Skills for Youth: Towards a Sustainable World Today, the world is embarking on a green transition. The shift towards an environmentally sustainable and climate-friendly world is critical not only for responding to the global climate crisis but also for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). A successful transition towards a greener world...

Tue

22

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

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The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/73/296, designated 22 August as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief recognizing the importance of providing victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief and members of their families with appropriate support and assistance in accordance with applicable...

Wed

30

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Venue: UN | Time: 00:00 | Organizer: United Nations

On 21 December 2010, by its resolution 65/209, the UN General Assembly expressed its deep concern about the increase in enforced or involuntary disappearances in various regions of the world, including arrest, detention, and abduction, when these are part of or amount to enforced disappearances, and by the growing number of reports concerning harassment, ill-treatment...

Sat

09

International Day to Protect Education from Attack

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The day was established by a unanimous decision of the UN General Assembly, calling on UNESCO and UNICEF to raise awareness of the plight of millions of children living in countries affected by conflict. The resolution proclaiming the Day was presented by the State of Qatar and co-sponsored by 62 countries.

Fri

15

International Day of Democracy

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The International Day of Democracy provides an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. Democracy is as much a process as a goal, and only with the full participation of and support by the international community, national governing bodies, civil society and individuals, can the ideal of democracy be made into a...

Sat

23

International Day of Sign Languages

Venue: UN | Time: 00:00 | Organizer: United Nations

The International Day of Sign Languages is a unique opportunity to support and protect the linguistic identity and cultural diversity of all deaf people and other sign language users. During the 2022 celebration of the International Day of Sign Languages, the world will once again highlight the unity generated by our sign languages. Deaf communities,...