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  • World Youth Skills Day

    Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged between 15 and 24 years. They account for 16 per cent of the global population.
  • World Population Day (July 11)

    On July 11 every year, the world marks World Population Day. You may not have heard of such a day before but it has been celebrated for almost three decades already.
  • Torture degrades victims and perpetrators

    June 26 marks the International Day in Support of Victims Torture. The observance aims to eradicate torture and the full implementation of the Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
  • Seafarers are key workers

    On June 15, the world marks the 10th anniversary of the Day of the Seafarer even as many seafarers serve on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic, playing an essential role in maintaining the flow of vital goods, such as food, medicines and medical supplies.
  • "Every Action Counts"

    We are marking this year’s World Refugee Day against a backdrop of a dramatic global crisis. Not only are record numbers of people forced to flee their homes, but the world is grappling with COVID-19, a disease that is still very much affecting us all.
  • World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests

    Occurring annually on the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests was established by Pope St. John Paul II in 2002 and encourages priests to reflect upon the importance and dignity of their vocation.
  • How Cherry sends money back home

    The International Day of Family Remittances is a universally-recognized observance adopted by the United Nations General Assembly and celebrated every year on June 16.
  • World Blood Donor Day

    Every year, on June 14, countries around the world mark World Blood Donor Day. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
  • World Day Against Child Labor

    Children around the world are routinely engaged in paid and unpaid forms of work that are not harmful to them. However, they are classified as child labourers when they are either too young to work, or are involved in hazardous activities that may compromise their physical, mental, social or educational development.
  • Our ocean is our future

    Some may be surprised to read that organisms discovered at extreme depths are used to speed up the detection of COVID-19, and probably even more to learn that, it is the environment that could give a solution to humankind.
  • Food safety, everyone's business

    The second World Food Safety Day is celebrated on June 7, 2020 to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.
  • World Environment Day (June 5, 2020)

    Human actions, including deforestation, encroachment on wildlife habitats, intensified agriculture, and acceleration of climate change, have pushed nature beyond its limit. It would take 1.6 Earths to meet the demands that humans make of nature each year.