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The annual observance of the International Day of Disabled Persons was proclaimed in 1992 by United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3.
International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPWD) stands by its conviction that a person is not inherently ‘disabled’…disability is NOT a feature of a person. We say that people have health impairments: some of us need wheelchairs to mobilise; some of us need seeing-eye dogs; some of us need assistive technology – just like some of us need glasses to read; or medication to manage pain; or an inhaler to manage asthma.
All people have different health impairments at some time in their lives. The difference is that most of the time your health impairment doesn’t stop you from functioning, being included or participating in your community.
We will never eradicate health impairments…but by overcoming barriers, then we eradicate disablement.
Thirty years ago, world leaders made an historic commitment to the world’s children by adopting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – an international agreement on childhood.
It’s become the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history and has helped transform children’s lives around the world.
But still not every child gets to enjoy a full childhood; too many childhoods are cut short.
It is up to our generation to demand that leaders from government, business and communities fulfil their commitments and take action for child rights now, once and for all. They must commit to making sure every child, has every right.
20 November is World Children’s Day – a day of action for child rights. What will you do?
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives.
In Australia, of the estimated original 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, only around 120 are still spoken. Of these approximately 90 per cent are endangered.
IY2019 is an opportunity to continue raising awareness and taking further actions to improve preservation and promotion of Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.
Discover Steve Mc Curry’s photographs at ‘La Sucrière’ – until 26/05/2019
Steve McCurry is among those iconic photographers whose work you may know without realising it. Do you remember the famous photograph of the “Afghan Girl” with green eyes that appeared on the cover of National Geographic? That was one of his.
This American photojournalist, who has been a member of the Magnum cooperative since 1985, has covered many war zones and photographed many countries, capturing portraits of their inhabitants or colourful street scenes.
The exhibition begins with black and white shots taken during his first trip to Afghanistan in the 1980s, where, after crossing the border in disguise, he followed a group of mujahideen.
From India to China, Kuwait and Sri Lanka, 200 large-format photographs tell the story of his 35-year career, each evoking in its own way the story of people in their daily lives. With fleeting scenes and evocative portraits in which subjects lay themselves bare, Steve McCurry lifts the veil on humanity.
In addition, the photographer offers visitors a deeper understanding of his work as he tells the stories behind his photographs in the audio-guide.
Like an invitation to travel, this exhibition encourage us to explore life elsewhere in all of its rich diversity.
Worksheet and homework for the Easter holiday (TS5-TS7):
Shoudn’t it be all year long?…
Children participating in the 2017 Universal Children’s Day celebration hold signs calling for peace. UNICEF invited children from around the world to take “take over” key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted. UN Photo/Manuel Elias
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare.
November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
2018: Children are taking over and turning the world blue
This year the world is going blue! We want to build a world where every child is in school, safe from harm and can fulfil their potential, and we know you do too.
World Children’s Day – a day for children, by children – is almost here and we want you to take part.
Get involved and #GoBlue : Celebrate by wearing blue clothing or accessories and share with the world on social media
Take this survey (it only takes you a few minutes):
What will YOU do about it?
In the US, February is Black History Month. Some famous people are remembered while others, who participated in the struggle for Civil Rights remain anonymous… Read the article below and discover some stories that are not in History (or English!) books.
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