Friday, 24 November 2017

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Human Solidarity Day

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21.12.2015 – Solidarity is identified in the Millennium Declaration as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century.

The concept of solidarity has defined the work of the United Nations since the birth of the Organization. The creation of the United Nations drew the peoples and nations of the world together, and it is in this spirit that the Organization relies on “cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character”.

International Human Solidarity Day is…

  • A day to celebrate our unity in diversity

  • A day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements

  • A day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity

  • A day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication

In the context of globalization and the challenge of growing inequality, strengthening of international solidarity is indispensable. By adopting the historic 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, world leaders expressed their resolve to seek shared progress and prosperity based on a spirit of global solidarity. The Paris Agreement on climate change marks another important milestone for our planet and all people.

These achievements were driven by two complementary goals:  to leave no one behind, and to build a life of dignity for all.  This spirit of global solidarity must now inspire our collective response to other major challenges facing humankind.

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UNRICs Related Links

·         International Human Solidarity Day

·         Human Development Report

·         Sustainable Development Goals

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·         Glenn Halog

 

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