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  • 01 December 2021 - 01 December 2021
  • Global

World AIDS Day

The first part of the theme for this year’s World AIDS Day – “End inequalities. End AIDS. End pandemics” – could address a host of the world’s ills.  The world has seen the ways inequality has played out during the COVID-19 pandemic: who contracts the disease, who has access to vaccines and medical care and testing, who can’t work for home or who loses their job because of the pandemic’s effects on the economy, who has an underlying condition that makes them more vulnerable to the coronavirus – the list goes on. 

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  • 03 December 2021 - 03 December 2021
  • Global

International Day of Persons With Disabilities

A June survey from online publication Disability Horizons and disability rights organization Leonard Cheshire reported that 14 per cent of people with disabilities experienced online hate crime. And along with disability rights organization United Response, Leonard Cheshire also said online abuse of people with disabilities in England and Wales spiked 52 per cent under lockdown. 

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  • 10 December 2021 - 10 December 2021
  • Global

Human Rights Day

We don’t require a formal declaration that establishes all individuals have equal dignity and worth because it should be as innate as it is incontrovertible. Among the universal human rights listed in the document are life, liberty and security; equality before the law; freedom from persecution; equal rights to marriage and family; equal pay for equal work; an adequate standard of living supporting health and well-being in mind; and education. 

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  • 15 December 2021 - 15 December 2021
  • United Nations Headquarters, New York

17th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture

The Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture series provides a unique forum for distinguished guest lecturers to discuss important aspects of population and development.

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