International Human Solidarity Day is observed on December 20 with an aim to raise awareness and show importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty.
Observed on: 20 December
Organized by: UN
Introduced in: 2005 (UN Proclamation)
About International Human Solidarity Day
UN General Assembly on December 22, 2005 proclaimed December 20 as the International Human Solidarity Day.
The Human Solidarity Day is observed with an aim to raise awareness and show importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty. It also gives an opportunity to celebrate unity in diversity. It is also a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements, aims to remind people on the importance of solidarity.
In the new sustainability development goal (SDG) agenda, importance is given to people and planet. Human rights, poverty removal, lift up people, feed the hunger, helping the diseased, etc. are all important. So the Human Solidarity day become more important.
Activities and Programs on Human Solidarity Day
Many events and programs are observed on Human Solidarity Day to promote solidarity and find innovative methods to help eradicate poverty. Activities and programs on the day aims to raise public awareness about the importance of solidarity. It also give importance to promote solidarity to achieve sustainable development goals including poverty eradication. The day reaffirms commitment of governments and organizations to international agreements and the vision.
The programs include campaigns with a theme What does SOLIDARITY mean to you?. Social media campaigns included with hash tag #SolidarityDay or #2getherwith.
Theme for International Human Solidarity Day
2015: Shared Progress & Prosperity based on global solidarity
2014: Moving together as one: Solidarity as the foundation of the UN development agenda beyond 2015
2013: Bridging the gaps to reach the Millennium Development Goals