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September 2017

International Day of Peace

September 21

The International Day of Peace (“Peace Day”) is observed around the world each year on 21 September. Established in 1981 by unanimous United Nations resolution 36/37, the General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to “commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples.” For the text of the U.N. Resolution, CLICK HERE. Furthering the Day’s mission, the General Assembly augmented the original resolution in 2001, fixing the date on 21 September. For the…

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October 2017

World Mental Health Day

October 10

World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work, and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people worldwide.

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International Day of the Girl Child

October 11

International Day of Disaster Reduction

October 13

"We can replace material possessions, but we cannot replace people. I am repeatedly appalled at how many people die in disasters. The majority of victims are invariably the poor and vulnerable. Let us move from a culture of reaction to one of prevention and build resilience by reducing loss of life." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

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International Day of Rural Women

October 15

"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to leave no one behind. To deliver on that, we must help rural women to thrive, and to access the support and information they need, so that they can fulfil their potential without leaving their communities." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Caption: Woman working in rural area. Women preparing sweet potato meal to sell in Assouba, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo Credit: UN Photo/Patricia Esteve Rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture…

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World Food Day

October 16

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17

"Poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It is manifested in restricted access to health, education and other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse of other fundamental human rights Let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit to respect and defend the human rights of all people and end the humiliation and social exclusion that people living in poverty face every day by promoting their involvement…

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Diwali Begins

October 19

German Federal Election

October 22

Diwali Ends

October 23
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