International Human Solidarity Day

Solidarity, as identified in the Millennium Declaration, is one of the fundamental values of international relations — those, who suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most. In the context of globalization and the challenge of growing...

International Day for Tolerance

The 1995-adopted Declaration of Principles on Tolerance explains tolerance as respect and appreciation of the variety of the world’s cultures, forms of expression and ways of being human. Qualifying tolerance not just as a moral duty, the Declaration states...

International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice

The word solstice is derived from the Latin sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still). As seen from Earth, the Sun’s daily path appears to stand still at a northern or southern limit before reversing direction when the Sun reaches its most northerly or southerly...

International Day of Conscience

The preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of humankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech...