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World Water Day is an annual celebration on 22 March. This year’s theme is about accelerating change to solve the water and sanitation crisis. To raise awareness for this important topic, Elsevier presents a curated list of publicly available journal articles and book chapters to help advance #SDG6 research.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, 21 March 2023
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The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on the day the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against apartheid "pass laws" in 1960. The UN General assembly created this day to signify the struggle to end the policy of apartheid in South Africa and call on the the international community to end all forms of racial discrimination.
Under the theme "DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality", the United Nations Observance of International Women's Day 2023 will highlight the need for inclusive and transformative technology and digital education. Photo: UN Trust Fund/Phil
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Celebrated annually on 8 March, International Women's Day is a global day to recognize the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The theme for this International Women’s Day 2023 (IWD 2023) is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality." Elsevier is proud to support IWD 2023 through this thoughtfully curated, freely accessible collection of journal articles and book chapters highlighting the strides being made towards embracing equity and the barriers that stand in the way of achieving gender equality.  

 

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Rare Disease Day is the globally-coordinated movement working towards equity in social opportunity, healthcare and access to diagnosis and therapies for those living with a rare disease.
logo from the 2022 Internaitonal Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
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In support of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, celebrated on 25 November 2022, Elsevier is proud to share a curated special issue with 25 freely available journal articles and 8 book chapters, as well as a podcast.
Banner image graphic showing people holding up signs; caption reads Unite to end the inequalities holding back the end of AIDS
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Elsevier is proud to support World AIDS Day on 1st December by making freely available a special issue of 40 journal articles and book chapters, highlighting various issues around AIDS.
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To help create awareness and observe the International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) on 3 December 2022, Elsevier is proud to showcase a special issue of freely available journal articles and book chapters to share.
Pathways to Net Zero
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The annual UN Climate Change Conference advances climate talks, mobilizes action, and can provide a significant opportunity to look at the impacts of climate change as well as innovation and solutions globally. Elsevier is pleased to showcase a large number of freely accessible journal articles and book chapters to help advance research and action against climate change, as well as a podcast episode, in support of COP27.
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World Food Day is organized every year on October 16 to bring awareness to how our changing planet affects food production and distribution. In support of this year's theme "Leave no one behind", Elsevier presents a collection of freely available books and journal content.#WorldFoodDay 2022

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