In this series of articles, we want to provide insight into the global development agenda by shading light on important events or achievements that have had a significant impact in the past, the present and the future as well. We mark important world events throughout October which focus on development in countries all over the world.The importance of commemoration days about global eventsIt’s important to commemorate the challenges and achievements of this world because a lot is happening and sooner or later some of the events that are fundamental to how far we’ve come can be forgotten, and that is duly unfair. Listed below are commemorative days which help remind us of important humanitarian issues and developments that happened in October.13 October – International Day for Disaster Reduction The International Day for Disaster Reduction is the day to celebrate how people around the world are reducing their fragility for disasters as well as promote a global culture of risk-awareness. This year we raise awareness on how communities can take effective actions, policies, and practices to reduce exposure to disaster risk so that they contribute to saving homes and livelihoods.16 October – World Food Day We live in a time when more people are forced to flee their homes than at any other time since the World War II. The number of conflicts is increasing, and their political instability is evident in many countries around the world. But hunger, poverty, and an increase in extreme weather events linked to climate change are other important factors contributing to the migration challenge.