poverty-int-day Ending Poverty in All its Forms (10/17/2016) - Today, October 17th, marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. This year's theme, Moving from humiliation and exclusion to participation: Ending poverty in all its forms, highlights Goal #1 of the Sustainable Development Goals and focuses on the importance of relationships in ending poverty.
Global Dignity Day Celebrating Global Dignity Day (10/12/2016) - Today, October 12th, is the 10th annual Global Dignity Day. Through a collaboration between TakingITGlobal, the Centre for Global Education, and the Samuel Family Foundation, schools across Canada are joining a video conference after hosting workshops and activities highlighting the role of dignity in our daily lives.
international-day-of-girl-child-2 Stop Talking About Girls; Start Talking With Them (10/11/2016) - Today is the International Day of the Girl, celebrating the world's 1.1 billion girls. On this day we share an article co-authored by Kathy Calvin, President and CEO of the United Nations Foundation and Kim Samuel, which highlights the importance of making sure that girls voices are heard, that they are connected and counted and that we are all listening.
seniors-shutterstock_444295678 Senior Connectedness: A Global Perspective (10/3/2016) - October 1st marked the International Day of Older Persons. Senior citizens (aged 65+) are the fastest-growing demographic in many countries, and as a result these countries are designing comprehensive strategies and programs to ensure the wellbeing and engagement of its senior citizens.
shutterstock_146837942 I am only human: Dignity and the Human Connection (9/29/2016) - The City of Thunder Bay is embracing and promoting Respect, an initiative developed and practiced by students and staff at Confederation College. With their recently launched video, I Am Only Human, Thunder Bay is driving home the message that everyone is human and we all deserve respect on the basis of human dignity.
The Global Goals for Sustainable Development #SchoolsNotBattlegrounds: Protect Schools During War (9/21/2016) - On this International Day of Peace, Human Rights Watch is calling on Justin Trudeau to sign the Safe Schools Declaration because "schools are the only place that use hope for the future, that use hope for peace" and they should be protected.

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