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July 2019

International Day of Friendship

July 30

Our world faces many challenges, crises and forces of division — such as poverty, violence, and human rights abuses — among many others — that undermine peace, security, development and social harmony among the world's peoples. To confront those crises and challenges, their root causes must be addressed by promoting and defending a shared spirit of human solidarity that takes many forms — the simplest of which is friendship. Through friendship — by accumulating bonds of camaraderie and developing strong…

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World Friendship Day!

July 30

The International Day of Friendship is an initiative that follows on the proposal made by UNESCO and taken up by the UN General Assembly which defined the Culture of Peace as a set of values, attitudes and behaviours that reject violence and endeavour to prevent conflicts by addressing their root causes with a view to solving problems.

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August 2019

International Youth Day

August 12

There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. But 1 in 10 of the world’s children live in conflict zones and 24 million of them are out of school. Political instability, labour market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies. 12 August was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly…

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International Youth Day

August 12

International Youth Day is commemorated every year on 12 August. The Focal Point on Youth selects a theme for the day often with input from youth organizations and members of the UN Inter-Agency Network in Youth development. It also organizes a commemoration of the Day at United Nations Headquarters in New York. The theme for 2019 is "Transforming Education" highlighting efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves.

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World Humanitarian Day

August 19

This World Humanitarian Day, we continue to recognise the suffering of millions of civilians caught in conflict. People in cities and towns struggle to find food, water, and safe shelter while fighting drives millions from their homes. Schools are destroyed and children are recruited and forced to fight. Women are abused and used as tools of war. As humanitarian workers deliver aid, and medical workers help the wounded and sick, they are directly targeted, treated as threats, and prevented from…

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September 2019

World Alzheimer’s Month

September 1 - September 30

World Alzheimer's Month is the international campaign every September to raise awareness and challenge the stigma that surrounds dementia. September 2018 will mark the 7th World Alzheimer's Month. The campaign was launched in 2012: World Alzheimer's Day is on 21 September each year. 2 out of every 3 people globally believe there is little or no understanding of dementia in their countries.The impact of World Alzheimer's Month is growing, but the stigmatisation and misinformation that surrounds dementia remains a global…

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Blood Cancer Awareness Month

September 1 - September 30

Blood cancer is the fifth most common cancer in the UK. And while huge progress has been made in improving treatment since we started in 1960, it is still the third biggest cause of UK cancer deaths – taking more lives each year than breast or prostate cancer. Even for those who survive, the long-term effects of treatment can be devastating.

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International Literacy Day

September 8

Over fifty years ago, UNESCO declared September 8 International Literacy Day to promote literacy across the globe and rally the international community. Today, we continue to observe this day by involving ourselves in this important cause. Around the world, nearly 800 million people are illiterate in their own languages. Two-thirds of these people are women. Literacy is incredibly vital in so many ways and it is for these reasons International Literacy Day came to be. We know you want to…

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World Suicide Prevention Day

September 10

World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), on 10 September, is organized by the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP). WHO has been co-sponsor of the day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness around the globe that suicide can be prevented. In past years, over 300 activities in around 70 countries were reported to IASP, including educational and commemorative events, press briefings and conferences, as well as Facebook and Twitter coverage.

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Jeans for Genes Day

September 16 - September 20

There are around 6,000 genetic disorders. It is estimated that one in 25 children is affected by a genetic disorder. 30,000 babies and children are newly diagnosed in the UK each year. Some genetic disorders are apparent at birth while others are diagnosed at different stages throughout childhood, and sometimes into adolescence. Jeans for Genes works to support children affected by these conditions and their families.

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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning

September 27

The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event. People all over the UK host their own Coffee Mornings and donations on the day are made to Macmillan. We raised an incredible £26,914,382 in 2018 and aiming to top that this year. Join us in 2018 and raise vital dough-nations to help us be right there for more people living with cancer.

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October 2019

ADHD Awareness Month

October 1 - October 31

ADHD Awareness Month is celebrated every October, with events and activities happening all across the country and now, around the world, on the ground and on the Internet, capturing the notice of numerous national, regional and local media outlets resulting in articles, interviews and feature stories. ADDA is a founding member of the ADHDAwarenessMonth.org coalition, along with ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO) and Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD).

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