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Indispensable Global Events in September 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 significant impact in the past and the present as well. We mark important world events throughout September which focus on development in countries all over the world.

The importance of commemoration days about global events

It’s important to keep commemorating the challenges and achievements of this world because a lot is happening and sooner or later some of the events that form the foundational base to where we are today 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 September.

5 September – International Day of Charity
The International Day of Charity is celebrated annually every 5th September, the day that commemorates the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa. The nun and missionary worked tirelessly to overcome poverty, distress, and suffering of the most vulnerable in the world. It’s a day to enhance attention for social responsibility for all of us and to increase the public’s support for charitable causes.

8 September – International Literacy Day
International Literacy Day, is an opportunity for governments and civil society to highlight improvements in literacy rates around the world, and to reflect on the remaining challenges. The issue of literacy is a fundamental component of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. The theme of this year’s edition is ‘Literacy in a Digital World’.

15 September – International Day of Democracy
This year's theme focuses on the critical need to strengthen democratic institutions. It’s a fundamental recipe for peace and stability. The UN calls for an effective and inclusive democratic governance with respect for human rights and the rule of law.

16 September – International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
The ozone layer is a fragile shield of gas that protects the Earth from the harmful rays coming from the sun. Without it, life couldn’t be preserved on the planet. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. As part of the anniversary celebrations, the Ozone Secretariat will launch the #OzoneHeroes campaign ahead of World Ozone Day.

21 September – International Day of Peace
This year, the International Day of Peace will highlight engaging and mobilizing people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants. The day marks the importance to appreciate communities hosting refugees and migrants.

We believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is most needed. There are countless projects which tried and succeeded in eradicating humanitarian issues. These projects resulted in commemorative days about global events in which we 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.