International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The statistics on poverty are shameful. The World Bank estimates that 9.2% of the world, or 689 million people, live in extreme poverty on $1.90 or less a day. Children and youth account for two-thirds of the world’s poor, and women represent a majority in most...

International Day of Democracy

The word democracy has its origins from the Greek words demos meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state and kratos meaning power or rule; and means rule by the people. For representative democracy forms of government, the people make decisions about...

World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Every year, thousands of children, women and men fall into the hands of traffickers, in their own countries and abroad. The Counter Trafficking Data Collaborative, the first global data hub on human trafficking, suggests that (at least) 100,000 people from 175...