In this series of articles, we highlight on the global development agenda. We do this by providing insight on important global events occurring in the upcoming month which focus on development in countries around the world.The importance of commemoration days about global events Today, information about global events spread through social media and the world-wide-web at a fascinating speed. A lot of information enters our minds every day from various sources. It is our responsibility to put the information into perspective and make sure that outstanding achievements throughout history or ongoing challenges are not overlooked or worse; forgotten. Listed below are commemorative days which help remind us of important humanitarian issues and developments in the month of May.