International Human Solidarity Day 2011

International Human Solidarity Day 2011

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY

International Human Solidarity Day, 20 December 2011: In the Millennium Declaration world leaders identified Solidarity as one of the fundamental values essential to international relations in the twenty-first century and emphasized  that “Global challenges must be managed in a way that distributes the costs and burdens fairly in accordance with basic principles of equity and social justice. Those who suffer or who benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most.” In the context of globalization and the challenge of growing inequality, the strengthening of international solidarity and cooperation is indispensable for the realization of the Millennium Development Goals.

Convinced that the promotion of the culture of solidarity and the spirit of sharing was important for combating poverty, the General Assembly proclaimed 20 December as  International Human Solidarity Day.

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
bullet Message of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the International Human Solidarity Day 2011 (English)

bullet Message of the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser on the International Human Solidarity Day 2011 (English)

bullet Message by the United Nations Independent Expert on Human Rights and International Solidarity, Virginia Dandan to mark the Day (English)

bullet The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Rings The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell, 20 December 2011

bullet Virginia Dandan, Panel Right to Development, 7th Plenary Meeting, 18th Session of the Human Rights Council, 14 September 2011

bullet News Release: Durban: An urgent call for ‘preventive’ international solidarity to fight climate change

bullet UN climate change conference kicks off in Durban with call to action

bullet Website of UN Independent Expert on International Solidarity

bullet Solidarity for a globally sustainable future

Additional Resources:

bullet UN Department of Public Information (DPI) website on the International Human Solidarity Day

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