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International Day of Non-Violence

Today is International Day of Non-Violence. The Day was founded in 2007 by the United Nations General Assembly who decided to observe it each year on the 2nd of October, the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, who helped lead India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. “Non-Violence” sculpture […]

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EuroPEACEana: What does peace mean to you?

Today, 21 September, is the International Day of Peace. Established by a United Nations resolution, the first event of its kind took place in 1982. ‘Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.’ – Albert Einstein Peace is a word that means different things to different people. To some it […]

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Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Today is the United Nations (UN) International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. Indigenous populations are those who are native to a particular place, who practise ‘unique traditions’ and ‘retain social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live.’ (UN) There are around 370 million […]

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International Day for Tolerance

“Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion, of opinion and expression, and that education should promote understanding, tolerance and friendship among all nations, racial or religious groups”.  Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 1948   16 November is the International Day for Tolerance. This date was chosen in 1995 by the United […]

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