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Indispensable Global Events in October to Mark Your Agenda

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 events

It’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.


17 October – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.  As one of the Sustainable Development Goals, it's a day to promote concrete activities with regard to the elimination of poverty and destitution from earth.

24 October – World Development Information Day
World Development Information Day draws the world's attention to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. Check out our interview with the World Association for Christian Communication (WACC), who are all about improving access to information.

31 October – World Cities Day
Today, cities are home to 54 percent of the world's lives in urban areas, and that number is ever increasing. It requires attention to push forward cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization and contributing to sustainable urban development around the world. This year, we highlight the important role of urbanization as a source of global development and social inclusion.

We believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is most needed. There are countless projects carried out in different locations around the world which tried and succeeded in eradicating humanitarian issues. These commemorative days in October about global events, make us think about the achievements and re-strategize on dynamic ways of dealing with these matters. Please follow our blog for more humanitarian stories, organizations and travel information.