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International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

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Though UN has implemented various actions to repel the trafficking of illicit drugs, more and more amount of drugs is still spilling over the border.- Around 200 million people around the world still use illicit drugs- The production farm of opium increased by 36% in 2014- The death toll due to abuse of illicit drug has risen to 183000 in the previous yearDespite the consequences, people still don’t back off from the illicit abuse and trafficking of drugs. Over the years the death tolls due to drug abuse has been significantly increasing. Not only has illicit drug been a major...

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World Day for Cultural Diversity

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As popular the notion of virtual reality bringing the world together is there is something more that keeps the world and the people together. That thing is cultural diversity. In November, 2001 the UN General Assembly recognized the role of culture in enabling sustainable development and saw its potential as a source of new ideas and way of thinking. By the end of the next year, the General Assembly had declared 21 May to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity. The observance is the reminder of the rich hub of cultural diverseness that our world is and its importance.The...

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International Day of Human Space Flight

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On 12 April, 1961 Yuri Gagarin shot off to space to become the first human to fly to space opening numerous pathways and possibilities for space exploration.To remember the first human spaceflight, the United Nations General Assembly declared the same day 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Fight. The day recognizes cosmic science and technology as crucial contributors to achieve the objectives of sustainable development and improve the welfare of the people. The day also promotes further space exploration but for peaceful purposes, wherein every country and the people benefit from the discoveries made. And yes, we...

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Celebrating a Day of Happiness

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Happiness is a blurry emotion, because there is no one definition to it. It means different things to different people. And although everyday should be one filled with happiness at every curve, it isn’t always that way. 20 March is the International Day of Happiness as declared by the United Nations. The day gives recognition to the relevance of happiness and well-being as universal goals in the lives of human beings and promotes the idea that “the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental goal.”To mark the day this year, United Nations is assembling “the world’s happiest playlist” and musicians including...

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International Day for Tolerance

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Jessica Lange once said, “Acceptance and tolerance and forgiveness, those are life-altering lessons”. When the UN General Assembly gathered the UN Member States in 1996 to pen 16 November as the International Day for Tolerance, their thoughts might have been similar to that of Lange.With wars blazing across the planet, especially in the name of faith and violence in all shapes and forms surfacing, the International Day for Tolerance seems even more significant today. Observed every year on 16 November, the day is dedicated to educating people about the negative effects of intolerance. It also tends to encourage tolerance and...

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