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International Day of Friendship
30 July

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Two of the participants at the International Day of the World's Indigenous People.

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Children play with garbage in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey slums, where some 2000 people live on the garbage dump and make their living selling recyclable refuse. According to the UN Millennium Development Goals Report 2007, one billion people, or roughly one out of three urban dwellers, live in slum conditions.

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Two of the participants at the International Day of the World's Indigenous People Two Ethiopian children absorbed in each other's beads. Three children in Akko draw together and smile for the photographer's camera. Women from all over Côte d'Ivoire gather to celebrate International Women's Day at the Palais de la Culture in Abidjan. Two school boys reading in Bhutan. 'Carnaval de Barranquilla', a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) ensemble, performs to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of United Nations, today at UN Headquarters. Two children in a Bronx school solidifying their friendship with a spontaneous expression of mutual understanding. Descendace Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre of Australia performs the opening presentation at the opening ceremony of a cultural exhibition entitled 'Indigenous Peoples: Honouring the Past, Present and Future', held at UN Headquarters in recognition of the fifth session of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues. A Canadian UNPROFOR soldier visiting with two young boys of Croatian descent - one of whom is holding a toy gun. Young dancers performing at the Polynesian Culture Centre in Oahu. Girl from Egypt receiving guitar lessons from an instructor at the Legacy, an international summer community for youths 9-18, near Bedford. Palestinian boy and an American girl at the Legacy, an international summer community for youths 9-18, near Bedford. Young girls playing outdoors at the Legacy, an international summer community for youngsters 9-18, near Bedford. A view of indigenous children from the Embera people, displaced by armed conflict. There are over two million internally displaced persons in Colombia and while forced displacement is always a very difficult experience, it is doubly catastrophic for indigenous communities. Indigenous culture is closely linked to the land and displacement often leads to the total collapse of traditional authority and cultural patterns. Youngsters of Hoboken in the Hamilton Park playground in neighbouring Jersey City. Young dancers perform at the launch of the U Thant Institute Friendship Across Cultures Programme, at UN Headquarters in New York. A United Nations Military Observer from the United States playing a game of catch with a young Cambodian child. March 1993. Disney recording artist Tyler Collins (right) with Eeyore, a Disney character that entertained the children, as the United Nations observes 'Friendship Day', an outgrowth of National Friendship Day, established by the United States Congress in 1935. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Public Information and Disney Consumer Products, a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc. Disney recording artist Marco Marinangeli (left) with Disney character Tigger, entertaining the children, as the United Nations observes 'Friendship Day', an outgrowth of National Friendship Day, established by the United States Congress in 1935. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Public Information and Disney Consumer Products, a division of Disney Enterprises, Inc.    Nane Annan (right), former First Lady of the United Nations and Kathy Lee Gifford (left), co-host of ABC talk show, pose with Winnie the Pooh, a Disney character that entertained the children, as the United Nations observes 'Friendship Day', an outgrowth of National Friendship Day, established by the United States Congress in 1935. The event is co-sponsored by the Department of Public Information and Disney Consumer Products, a division of Disney Enterprises Inc. Maslakh (Internally Displaced Persons or IDPs) Camp is named after a once thriving business (Maslakh translates as slaughterhouse). Situated near the western Afghan city of Herat, it is home to more than 350,000 displaced Afghans according to the official count from the time of Taliban rule. Young residents of Maslakh Camp. Physically handicapped girls at a school in Burma. 1980. Two happy students from the Kulturama School of Performing Arts in Stockholm pose for a picture during Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's visit to their school. Children at Delmas 33 camp for displaced Haitians play inside a clean, safe area designated by independent organization Save the Children. Save the Children provides crayons, blocks and organizes games, to alleviate some of the trauma experienced by the children when they witnessed a powerful earthquake on 12 January. Children at Delmas 33 camp for displaced Haitians play inside a clean, safe area designated by independent organization Save the Children. The play area within the camp, where Save the Children provides crayons, blocks and organizes games, attempts to alleviate some of the trauma experienced by the children when they witnessed a powerful earthquake on 12 January. Young people attend the launch of the 2010 International Year of Youth on the theme 'Dialogue and Mutual Understanding', inside the General Assembly Hall, at UN Headquarters. International Youth Day is celebrated annually 12 August. Children play with garbage in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey slums, where some 2000 people live on the garbage dump and make their living selling recyclable refuse. According to the UN Millennium Development Goals Report 2007, one billion people, or roughly one out of three urban dwellers, live in slum conditions. A quarter million children in Gaza are participating in the Summer Games 2011, the six-week summer camps organised by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Taking place across the Gaza Strip at almost 300 locations, in schools, on beaches and in orphanages and hospitals, the camps provide a range of activities for the children including sports, theatre, art, beach games, music and dance. A quarter million children in Gaza are participating in the Summer Games 2011, the six-week summer camps organised by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Taking place across the Gaza Strip at almost 300 locations, in schools, on beaches and in orphanages and hospitals, the camps provide a range of activities for the children including sports, theatre, art, beach games, music and dance. Celebrating their final day in the year’s Summer Games, 3,500 Gaza school children aim to break a Guinness World Record, playing games with 175 giant coloured parachutes, at the Khan Younis Stadium. Each parachute is carried by 20 children. Celebrating their final day in the year’s Summer Games, 3,500 Gaza school children aim to break a Guinness World Record, playing games with 175 giant coloured parachutes, at the Khan Younis Stadium. Each parachute is carried by 20 children. Delegates at Global Model UN in Geneva in 2009. (UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré) Two participants in International Friendship Run in New York in 2003.  (UN Photo/Evan Schneider) Chinese and U.S. military bands take their Friendship Tour to UN Headquarters in 2011. (UN Photo/Paulo Filgueiras)
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