International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership: taking action on the 2030 Development Agenda
This year, the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and sustainable development as anticipated in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which pledges to ‘leave no one behind’ and recognizes disability as a cross-cutting issues, to be considered in the implementation of its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Disability is referenced in various parts of the SDGs and specifically in parts related to education, growth and employment, inequality, accessibility of human settlements, as well as data collection and monitoring of the SDGs
Although modern slavery is not defined in law, it is used as an umbrella term covering practices such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, and human trafficking.
Facts and figures:
An estimated 40.3 million people are in modern slavery, including 24.9 in forced labour and 15.4 million in forced marriage.
There are 5.4 victims of modern slavery for every 1,000 people in the world.
1 in 4 victims of modern slavery are children.
Out of the 24.9 million people trapped in forced labour, 16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture; 4.8 million people in forced sexual exploitation, and 4 million people in forced labour imposed by state authorities.
Women and girls are disproportionately affected by forced labour, accounting for 99% of victims in the commercial sex industry, and 58% in other sectors.
Kissing doesn’t spread HIV.
Giving a rose to a woman is a medicine to get the thorns out of her soul.
Break the silence, we are all with you.
Democracy is about the right of all citizens to vote, at home and abroad, equally. And it is time we exercise our democratic right by passing new laws finally allowing the diaspora to vote as well.
Being a gentleman never goes out of style
(Ελληνικά) Συνάντηση με τον Γ.Γ. Απόδημου Ελληνισμού για θέματα των Ελλήνων της διασποράς
The annual observance of the International Week of Science and Peace contributes significantly to the promotion of peace. The week encourages greater academic exchanges on global issues, while at the same time creating greater awareness of the relationship of science and peace to the general public. Based on the observations of International Week of Science and Peace up to now, participation is expected to increase each year, contributing to greater international understanding and opportunities for collaboration in science-based applications to promote peace throughout the year.
Today the wall fell to unite the two regions of Germany, but the big wall has not yet fallen into economics and society. Homeland unification and progress must go beyond political ideologies.
The last day of October has been established since 1924 as World Savings Day as a reminder of the establishment of the International Institute of Postal Savings in Milan. Italian Professor Filippo Ravizza made that day a declaration to promote the concept of saving worldwide. Savings banks, which supported schools, the clergy, as well as cultural sports, professional and women’s cooperatives, also cooperated in this effort. In the years 1955-1970, it reached its climax.
Nowadays, the goal of banks organizing World Savings Day is mainly focused on developing countries where people do not have access to bank benefits. Savings banks play an important role in boosting savings in these countries through specific campaigns and initiatives, such as working with non-governmental organizations to double the number of savings accounts held by the unpreveleged.
Saving makes it possible for households to cope with the most pressing needs of our day, such as health and education. In fact, savings do not relate to the management of income surplus, but to the proper management of income.