Following is UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ message on International Migrants Day, observed on 18 December:
Young people represent the majority of the population in most developing countries, where they are often directly exposed to the effects of climate change, conflict, exclusion or economic instability. And in many parts of the world, it is still difficult for youth to be heard -- and to influence decision-making processes.
Violence against women and girls is among the most widespread, and devastating human rights violations in the world, but much it is often unreported due to impunity, shame and gender inequality, the UN highlighted ahead of Monday’s World Day to stamp out abuse of women and girls.
World Refugee Day takes place annually on the 20th June. The theme for 2019 is #StepWithRefugees
The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination takes place annually on 21 March, the theme for 2019 is #FightRacism.
Families from across Tayside have come together to record an uplifting music video for World Down Syndrome Day.
International Women's Day takes place annually on 08 March, the theme for 2019 is #BalanceforBetter.
LGBT History Month takes place all throughout February, every year.
The Scottish Government has been included in a list of the 100 most LGBT inclusive employers in the UK.
COWDENBEATH MSP Annabelle Ewing told the Scottish Parliament on Thursday that the mass killing of of the Holocaust must never be forgotten so that such callous and horrendous acts never happen again.
Every year, International Migrants Day is celebrated on 18 December.
The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is an annual observance that was created in 1992 by the United Nations.
An internationally celebrated day to highlight the importance of science in and for society and that science, peace and development are interlinked
UNESCO today is celebrating World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development. The campaign #Unite4Heritage is a movement for the celebration and safeguarding of cultural heritage and diversity worldwide.
Following the devastation of the Second World War, the United Nations was established to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war.