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November 2011


International Day for Tolerance

Worldwide, 16 November 2011
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

In 1996, the General Assembly invited Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, with activities directed towards both educational establishments and the wider public...
> Promoting tolerance




Universal Children's Day

Worldwide, 20 November 2011
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

Universal Children's Day is to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children, and as a day of activity devoted to promoting the welfare of the children of the world.
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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Worldwide, 25 November 2011
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

By resolution 54/134 of 17 December 1999, the General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designated to raise public awareness of the problem on that day.
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16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence

Worldwide, 25 November - 10 December 2011
Host / Sponsor: Center for Women's Global Leadership and numerous NGOs and governmental institutions througout the world, with participation of entities of the United Nations system

In June 1991, the Centre for Women's Global Leadership (CWGL), with participants of the first Women's Global Institute on Women, Violence and Human Rights, called for a global campaign of 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. In recent years, entities of the United Nations system, including various funds and agencies, and United Nations country offices, have participated in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence in various ways.

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