World Cancer Day - 4 February
Each year on 4 February, World Cancer Day empowers all of us across the world to show support, raise our collective voice, take personal action and press our governments to do more. World Cancer Day is the only day on the global health calendar where we can all unite and rally under the one banner of cancer in a positive and inspiring way.
International Day of Women and Girls in Science – 11 February
Over the past 25 years, the United Nations (UN) has drawn the attention of the international community to the serious gender gap that affects science such that it has become a priority of many countries and international political institutions. Yet, the advancement of women and girls in science has not only stalled, but has started regressing with a widening of the gender gap in science. Reversing this trend and recognizing the rightful role of women in science both as change agent and recipient of support in science will be indispensable in order to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) adopted by all our countries.
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International Childhood Cancer Day - 15 February
International Childhood Cancer Day (ICCD) which was founded in 2002 by Childhood Cancer International(CCI) is celebrated around the world each year on February 15th. CCI - a global network of 171 member organizations in 88 countries including our member organization is committed to working with its international partners including the World Health Organization, SIOP, and others, towards the global goal of reducing childhood cancer mortality and the elimination of cancer-related pain and suffering.
World Day of Social Justice – 20 February
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. Principles of social justice are upheld when we promote gender equality or the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants.
World NGO Day - 27 February
The universal concept of theWorld NGO Day
is Celebrate, Commemorate and Collaborate – the various NGOs around the world, and the people behind them that contribute to society all year around.
World NGO Day can be marked through local, regional and international events and projects to celebrate NGOs’ vital activities and contribution to society.
Society can take an active part in celebrating World NGO Day which will help raise awareness of this sector.
Potential ways for NGOs and everyone to celebrate as part of World NGO Day include:
- Cooperating with local schools/universities to run a simulated World NGO Day events for students and pupils to learn about issues at NGOs or opportunities, from local charities to international movements.
- Organising activities to raise awareness, such as sharing messages with the community via online, TV, Radio, newsletters or local newspapers.
- Hosting celebratory events to raise awareness and funds.
- Organising an NGO “Exchange” event to swap goods and ideas with others. Showcasing the achievements of NGOs through events or awards.
World NGO Day provides an opportunity to honour and remember NGO founders, employees, volunteers, members and supporters.
There are vast numbers of individuals who have devoted themselves to the work of NGOs in many forms, from those who offer a few hours of their time to those who have sacrificed their lives for a cause they believe in.
World NGO Day is to inspire people to become more actively involved within NGO sector and encourage a greater symbiosis between NGOs and both the public and private sector.