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Indispensable Global Events in April to Mark Your Agenda

In this series of articles, we would like to provide insight into the global development agenda. We mark important global events throughout the upcoming month of April which focus on development in countries all over the world.

The importance of commemoration days about global events

In the world we live in today, information about global and local events spread through social media and the Internet at an equally rapid speed. The inevitable outcome is more and more voices which can be heard, acknowledged and acted upon. People get informed and through this, triggered to respond to calamities and issues that occur in different locations all over the world, even at the most remote places. Our minds pick up new information every day from various sources, this invaluable information should be put into perspective, lest its meaningless. We must ensure that commendable achievements accomplished throughout history are not overlooked or forgotten. Listed below are commemorative days in the coming month April which help remind us of important humanitarian issues and accomplishments.

4 April – International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Mine action is a humanitarian issue because it saves lives and creates a safe path and environment to offer assistance to people in pain. It ensures that landmines and explosives in areas that have been torn by war are found and destroyed.  This makes it possible to deliver humanitarian assistance so that people and supplies reach those most in need.

6 April – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Sport is a cost-effective and broadly usable way to promote peace and development objectives. It is for this reason that in the goals for Sustainable Development, sport has a significant role in enhancing social progress and growth towards a peaceful and developed region.

7 April – World Health Day
The theme for World Health Day is 'Depression: let’s talk'. According to the World Health Organization, 18 percent of the people live with depression. Worldwide it's the largest cause for disability. More than 80 percent of individuals suffering from this disease live in middle- and low-income countries.

22 April – International Mother Earth Day
Global events like Earth Day are about the education relating to the environmental conservation and its effect on the climate. Education is the foundation for progress in the major areas of development. It is about building a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to our planet.

23 April - World Book and Copyright Day
On World Book Day, in particular, young people are encouraged to discover the joy of reading and understand the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. It was on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare, and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all passed away.

25 April – World Malaria Day
This is now the tenth year when the global community joins hands to commemorate Malaria Day on April 25th. It was established by the WHO Member States as an opportunity to highlight the great strides made so far in fighting malaria as well as emphasize the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control.

We believe our world is a better place when compassion can travel where it is needed most. There are countless projects which have fought and emerged victorious in eradicating humanitarian issues from diseases to natural calamities. These projects resulted in commemorative days about global events in which we celebrate the achievements. Please follow our blog for more humanitarian stories, organizations and travel information.