Advocacy Days in May 2023

May 15, 2023
The Diversity & Justice Task Force is glad to provide some fun facts about advocacy days in the month of May focusing efforts on care for creation, world peace, cultural diversity and community health.
World Migratory Bird Day: Since 2006, the United Nations has celebrated World Migratory Bird Day on May 9th and 10th. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about the importance that migratory birds have in their ecosystems and how human activities endanger and interfere with these species.
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development: On May 21st of every year, the United Nations holds World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development. The purpose of this day is to encourage governments around the world to foster diversity and help all cultures in their societies retain their identities in order to develop stronger nations.
International Day of UN Peacekeepers: UN Peacekeepers are called into some of the most dangerous situations in the world with a mission to preserve peace. On May 29th of every year, the United Nations thanks these brave folks with the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, often wearing blue in honor of the hats that the workers wear.
World No-Tobacco Day: Every year tobacco claims the lives of 6 million people. Although tobacco use is diminishing around the world, the problems it causes persist, which is why the United Nations and the World Health Organization cosponsor World No-Tobacco Day on May 31st every year. The annual event seeks to raise awareness about the dangers of tobacco use.
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