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11 October 2015 - 11 October 2015


11 October 2015

This year's theme is 'The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030'.

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.


1 October 2015 - 1 October 2015


International Day of Older Persons

Older persons are playing an increasingly significant role in society as they grow in number and as healthcare improves in some parts of the world. However, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in 2014, “Discrimination and social exclusion persists” for older persons and “we must overcome this bias in order to ensure a socially and economically active, secure and healthy ageing population."


19 August 2015 - 19 August 2015


World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.