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International Human Solidarity Day 2009

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN SOLIDARITY DAY

Message of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the International Human Solidarity Day, 20 December 2009: EnglishFrench | Spanish | Chinese | Russian | Arabic

The International Human Solidarity Day was established by the General Assembly of the United Nations in 2005 as an initiative in the fight against poverty. (A/RES/60/209)

International Human Solidarity Day is:

bulletA day to celebrate our unity in diversity

bulletA day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements

bulletA day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity

bulletA day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals including poverty eradication

bulletA day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication