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1 October 2016 - 1 October 2016


International Day of Older Persons

Older persons are playing an increasingly significant role in society as they grow in number and as healthcare improves. However, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in 2014, “Discrimination and social exclusion persists” for older persons.


13 September 2016 - 26 September 2016

United Nations Headquarters, New York

The 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations.


19 August 2016 - 19 August 2016


World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the world.