Last October, people across the globe united to send thoughts of hope and love to a brave young girl fighting for her life in Pakistan. Now that girl, Malala, has recorded a special Vine video calling for the rights of girls and boys!
Support the cause here: http://j.mp/13U2rEg
Stay tuned for more updates between now and July on MalalaDay!
Monday is World Day to Combat Desertification.
This year’s slogan, “Don’t let our future dry up” calls for everyone to take action to promote preparedness and resilience to water scarcity, desertification and drought. The slogan embodies the message that we are all responsible for water and land conservation and sustainable use, and that there are solutions to these serious natural resource challenges.
Land degradation does not have to threaten our future.
Saturday is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.
Around 4 to 6% of elderly people have experienced some form of maltreatment at home. Elder maltreatment can lead to serious physical injuries and long-term psychological consequences. The incidence of abuse towards older people is predicted to increase as many countries are experiencing rapidly ageing populations.
Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.
Friday is World Blood Donor Day!
A single unit of donated blood can save up to 3 lives.
World Blood Donor Day, celebrated on 14 June every year, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and recognize those voluntary unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
This year’s campaign by the World Health Organization (WHO) will focus on the value of donated blood to the patient, not only in saving life, but also in helping people live longer and more productive lives.
unicef: Child Labour is a violation of children’s basic rights.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK: 10 June 2013
Children at a quarry, Bombali District, Sierra Leone.
Globally, an estimated 215 million children are involved in labour. A violation of children’s basic rights, labour that is detrimental to health or that otherwise impedes development must cease. Children who work rather than go to school are also more prone to a lifetime of poverty. The World Day against Child Labour – held annually on 12 June – calls for a global commitment to end the harmful practice.
To see more: www.unicef.org/photography