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May 2017

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

May 29

"On this International Day of International Day of UN Peacekeepers, we honour our heroes – the more than one million men and women who have served under the UN flag with pride, distinction and courage since the first deployment in 1948. And we pay our highest tribute to the more than 3,400 peacekeepers who have lost their lives while in service during that period." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon 29 May is the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers. The…

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June 2017

Noise Demonstration to Disrupt Trump’s Paris Deal Announcement

June 1 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Outside The White House,

Today at 3 PM in the White House Rose Garden Donald Trump is making his announcement on US participation in the Paris Agreement. It looks like he's going to announce US withdrawal, but anything could happen. We can't make it inside, but we can make sure that all the people who oppose Trump's climate denial and corruption are heard. We're organizing a last-minute noise demonstration outside the White House, so that reporters and officials in the Rose Garden know that…

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Emergency Rally: Trump Withdraws from Paris Agreement

June 1 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave
Washington, DC United States
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President Trump is expected to exit the Paris Agreement on Climate Change in the next two days. This decision sends a dangerous signal to the rest of the world that the United States doesn’t honor its commitments. The Paris Agreement was signed by 196 countries and is the backbone of international action to tackle the greatest challenge facing our civilization: climate change. Climate change affects the poor, communities of color, and Indigenous people first and worst. That’s why the world…

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International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

June 4

"On this solemn occasion, we need to recall the sacred duty, enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, to ensure that all children, without any exception whatsoever, enjoy special protection." Former Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, in his message for the 1983 observance On 19 August 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the General Assembly, “appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts…

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World Environment Day

June 5

2017 Theme: Connecting People to Nature World Environment Day is the United Nations’ most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries. The People's Day Above all, World Environment Day is the ‘people’s day’ for doing something to take care of the Earth or become an agent of change. That…

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World Oceans Day

June 8

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. This site serves as the central coordinating platform for World Oceans Day, with free resources and ideas for everyone – no matter where you live – to help expand the reach and impact of World Oceans Day on June 8 and year-round. Overall theme for World Oceans Day 2017: Our Oceans, Our Future Conservation action focus: Encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a…

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World Day against Child Labor

June 12

2017 Theme: In conflicts and disasters, protect children from child labour Globally over 1.5 billion people live in countries that are affected by conflict, violence and fragility. At the same time, around 200 million people are affected by disasters every year. A third of them are children. A significant proportion of the 168 million children engaged in child labour live in areas affected by conflict and disaster. The World Day Against Child Labour this year will focus on the impact…

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World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 17

"Without a long-term solution, desertification and land degradation will not only affect food supply but lead to increased migration and threaten the stability of many nations and regions. This is why world leaders made land degradation neutrality one of the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals." UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. In 1994, the…

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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 19

"Sexual violence is now widely recognized as a deliberate strategy used to shred the fabric of society; to control and intimidate communities and to force people from their homes. We must continue to speak up for the women, girls, men and boys whose bodies for too long have been considered the spoils of war." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for…

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World Refugee Day

June 20

"Our responses to refugees must be grounded in our shared values of responsibility sharing, non-discrimination, and human rights and in international refugee law, including the principle of non-refoulement." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

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