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 eventsIt’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’.