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International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition 2024

The International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition is celebrated annually on August 23rd. Designated by UNESCO, this day memorializes the transatlantic slave trade and honors those who fought for its abolition. The date marks the beginning of an uprising on the island of Saint Domingue (now Haiti) during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791, which played a significant role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.

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International Youth Day 2024

International Youth Day (IYD) is dedicated to drawing attention to the cultural and legal issues surrounding youth. Established by the United Nations in 1999, this day serves as a platform for governments and organizations to address the challenges faced by young people and to recognize their contributions to global development. Observed annually on August 12th, IYD encourages activities that promote awareness, dialogue, and action on youth-related issues.

The Significance of Youth

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World Humanitarian Day 2024

World Humanitarian Day is dedicated to recognizing humanitarian personnel and those who have died working for humanitarian causes. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored resolution, this day is observed on August 19th. It commemorates the anniversary of the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad, which claimed the lives of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, and 21 of his colleagues.

The Significance of Humanitarian Work

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International Day of Friendship 2024

International Day of Friendship is dedicated to recognizing the role of friendship in promoting peace and understanding across the globe. Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011, this day emphasizes the importance of friendship between peoples, countries, cultures, and individuals in building bridges and fostering harmony. Observed on July 30th, this day encourages activities and initiatives that promote dialogue, mutual understanding, and reconciliation.

The Significance of Friendship

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World Humanitarian Day 2025

World Humanitarian Day is an international day dedicated to recognizing humanitarian personnel and those who have died working for humanitarian causes. Designated by the United Nations General Assembly, this day honors the efforts of those who risk their lives in the service of others. Observed on August 19th, it commemorates the tragic loss of Sérgio Vieira de Mello, the then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, and 21 of his colleagues in the bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad.

The Significance of Humanitarian Work

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2025's World Population Day: Addressing Global Challenges

Celebration and Recognition

World Population Day is observed annually on July 11th to raise awareness about global population issues. In 2024, this day will highlight critical topics such as family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health, and human rights.

Origin and Global Involvement

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2024's Nelson Mandela International Day: Celebrating Unity and Service

Celebration and Recognition

Nelson Mandela International Day is celebrated annually on July 18th, Mandela's birthday, honoring his legacy and the values he stood for. In 2024, this day calls upon individuals worldwide to dedicate 67 minutes of their time to community service, reflecting the 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted to fighting for social justice.

Origin and Global Involvement

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We’re passionate about helping students learn more about STEM, and through our academic program we give students the opportunity to collaborate on STEM-related projects involving innovative technologies like data analytics, robotics and AI. Since 2011, we have partnered with a number of universities to sponsor research projects, internships, robotics teams, scholarships, and other educational programs that provide students with access to hands-on learning and real-world engineering experience.
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May 2024

Born from the deep data analysis experience of LexisNexis® Risk Solutions, HPCC Systems® is a proven, open source solution for Big Data insights that can be implemented by businesses of all sizes.  With HPCC Systems®, developers can design applications with Big Data at their core, enabling businesses to better analyze and understand data at scale. HPCC Systems® offers a consistent data-centric programming language, two processing platforms and a single, complete end-to-end architecture for efficient processing. Access to open source Big Data technology is vital for SDG 4 Quality education and SDG 9 Industry, innovation and infrastructure.
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In this episode of the "World We Want" podcast, Márcia Balisciano interviews Dr. Ana Maria Porras, Assistant Prof of Biomedical Engineering, Crochet Artist, and Science Communicator. They discuss how biomedical engineering is helping develop better treatment strategies for tropical disorders, which have historically received very little attention.

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