Awareness

Human Rights Day

Sunday, December 10, 2017 to Sunday, December 10, 2017

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. Visit the website for more information.

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Sunday, December 3, 2017 to Sunday, December 3, 2017

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked around the world annually on 3 December, as per General Assembly resolution 47/3 of 14 October 1992, to promote awareness and mobilise support for critical issues pertaining to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development. Visit the website for more details.

Decembeard

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Sunday, December 31, 2017

Get sponsored to grow a beard in December - in doing so you will have raised both funds and awareness of the UK's 2nd biggest cancer killer.

World AIDS Day

Friday, December 1, 2017 to Friday, December 1, 2017

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

Carer's Rights Day

Friday, November 24, 2017 to Friday, November 24, 2017

Raising awareness events across the UK. Visit the website for more details.

Road Safety Week

Monday, November 20, 2017 to Sunday, November 26, 2017

An international awareness week to focus attention on the importance of Road Safety. Every day 8 children and young people are injured or killed on British roads. To request a free community Road Safety Week poster visit www.roadsafetyweek.org.

Universal Children’s Day

Monday, November 20, 2017 to Monday, November 20, 2017

The date 20 November marks the day on which the Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child, in 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, in 1989. The Convention, which is the most widely ratified international human rights treaty, sets out a number of children’s rights including the right to life, to health, to education and to play, as well as the right to family life, to be protected from violence, to not be discriminated, and to have their views heard. On the basis of the Convention and joint effort by all the countries and regions, let us promote and celebrate children’s right on the Universal Children's Day, and continuously build up a living-friendly environment for children in the world through dialogues and actions.. Visit the website for more details.

International Men's Day

Sunday, November 19, 2017 to Sunday, November 19, 2017

Objectives of International Men's Day include a focus on men's and boy's health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting positive male role models.

European Antibiotic Awareness Day

Saturday, November 18, 2017 to Saturday, November 18, 2017

The European Antibiotic Awareness Day is an annual European public health initiative that takes place on 18 November to raise awareness about the threat to public health of antibiotic resistance and the importance of prudent antibiotic use. The latest data confirms that across the European Union the number of patients infected by resistant bacteria is increasing and that antibiotic resistance is a major threat to public health. Prudent use of antibiotics can help stop resistant bacteria from developing and help keep antibiotics effective for the use of future generations. Visit the website for more information.

World Diabetes Day

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 to Tuesday, November 14, 2017

World Diabetes Day (WDD) is celebrated annually on November 14. Led by the International Diabetes Federation (IDF), World Diabetes Day was created in 1991 by IDF and the World Health Organization in response to growing concerns about the escalating health threat posed by diabetes. Visit the website for more details.

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