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Today is International Day of People with Disability. This day is an international observance promoted by the United Nations since 1992. It has been celebrated with varying degrees of success around the planet. Share your thoughts about this day on Poemhunter's forum "News and Current Events" http://www.poemhunter.com/forum/discussion.asp?forum=1025

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Democracy is annually held on September 15 to raise public awareness about democracy. Various activities and events are held around the world to promote democracy on this date. This year’s theme of the International Day of Democracy is "Space for Civil Society." The International Day of Democracy is a UN observance day but it is not a public holiday.

from everydayhealth.com

Inclusion Matters for People With Disabilities

People with disabilities make up 15 percent of the world's population—but lack equal access. #InternationalDayofPersonswithDisabilities #everydayhealth | everydayhealth.com

Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. We uphold the principles of social justice when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. We advance social justice when we remove barriers that people face because of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, culture or disability. #SocialJustice #UN #Feb20

from U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of Septemb

Defense.gov News Release: National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of September 30, 2014

Today is World Hemophilia Day. It is an international observance held annually on April 17 by the WFH. It is an awareness day for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders, which also serves to raise funds and attract volunteers for the WFH. It was started in 1989; April 17 was chosen in honor of Frank Schnabel's birthday. Here is a poem about hemophilia on Poemhunter: "Rivers" by William King Jr. http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/rivers-9/

from Days Of The Year

International Lefthanders Day

Aug 13--Lefthanders Day: Being left handed isn’t that uncommon, but it’s a condition not widely catered for; Lefthanders Day promotes consideration for left handed people by promoting left handed activities, competitive challenges and general awareness raising.

November 25, 2015 - (Part 1) Commemoration of United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. See the UN Web TV broadcast.