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  • The Heritage Exhibition at Nano Nagle Place, Cork, is now open to the public
  • Sr Vic-Vic at the Nano Nagle Childcare and Learning Center Graduation, The Philippines
  • Novices in India perform a Sacred dance
  • IPA side event during UN Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 2017
  • Sr Terry and children planting at the Garden of Oneness in Zambia
  • Sr Shalini marching for the poor and marginalised in New Delhi, India
  • Sr Teresa helping a patient in a local hospital in Nuneaton, England
  • IPLMM and Nano Nagle Commission Meeting in New Zealand
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Significant Days and Events in March

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01/03/2017

1 March
UN Zero Discrimination Day 
The UN first celebrated Zero Discrimination Day on March 1, 2014, after UNAIDS, a UN program on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), launched its Zero Discrimination Campaign on World AIDS Day in December 2013.

http://www.who.int/life-course/news/events/zero-discrimination-day-2017/en/

http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/campaigns/2017_zerodiscriminationday

3 March
World Wildlife Day
World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2017 under the theme “Listen to the Young Voices.” Given that almost one quarter of the world’s population is aged between 10 and 24, vigorous efforts need to be made to encourage young people, as the future leaders and decision makers of the world, to act at both local and global levels to protect endangered wildlife. 

http://wildlifeday.org/

8 March
International Women's Day

On March 8, people in dozens of countries all over the world will observe International Women’s Day, a day that for more than a century has been set aside to celebrate women’s achievements and campaign for gender equality.

https://www.internationalwomensday.com/Resources


8 March
Feast of St John of God

In religious life, Nano Nagle took the name Sr St John of God, whose feast day is celebrated on 8th March.

http://www.catholic-saints.info/roman-catholic-saints-h-l/saint-john-of-god.htm


 

 

 


20 March
International Day of Happiness

The world “needs a new economic paradigm that recognizes the parity between the three pillars of sustainable development. Social, economic and environmental well-being are indivisible. Together they define gross global happiness.”
Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
 

http://www.dayofhappiness.net/#join

 

 

21 March
UN Day of Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The Durban Declaration and Programme of Action is the most comprehensive framework for fighting racism and related forms of intolerance and discrimination. It represents the firm commitment of the international community to tackle these issues, and serves as a basis for advocacy efforts worldwide.read it here: http://www.un.org/en/events/racialdiscriminationday/declaration.shtml

Teaching Tolerance webinars offerguidance and ideas, from  experienced teaching and learning specialists and from other educators in the Teaching Tolerance community.
http://www.tolerance.org/webinars


22 March
UN World Water Day 

“We can take bold action to address water inequity as part of our efforts to realize the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”


Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Message for World Water Day 2016
http://www.un.org/en/events/waterday/background.shtml

For resources:
http://www.worldwaterday.org/resources/

23 March
World Meteorological Day

Understanding Clouds is the theme of World Meteorological Day 2017 to highlight the enormous importance of clouds for weather climate and water. 

https://public.wmo.int/en/WorldMetDay2017

 


24 March
UN Day for Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations

"On this day, I urge States to adopt measures to promote truth, justice and reparations for victims, which is so crucial to ensuring that gross human rights violations are not repeated. Let us all do more to protect human rights and human dignity."

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

http://www.un.org/en/events/righttotruthday/
Background:
http://www.un.org/en/events/righttotruthday/background.shtml

25 March
UN Day for Remembrance of Victims of Slavery

“The story of the end of the slave trade deserves to be told here at the United Nations.  Indeed, the defense of human rights is at the heart of this Organization’s global mission.  Our Charter proclaims equal rights.  The Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “no one shall be held in slavery or servitude”.
Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

http://www.un.org/en/events/slaveryremembranceday/




 


 

 

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