International Human Solidarity Day, 20 December

International Human Solidarity Day

December 20 marks the International Human Solidarity Day.

This day was established in 2005 by the United Nations with Res. 60/209.

The date of December 20 was chosen because it corresponds to the creation of the World Solidarity Fund in 2002.
The World Solidarity Fund aims to:

  • eradicate poverty;
  • Promote human and social development in developing countries;
  • draw attention to respect for diversity and the importance of solidarity among people.

The United Nations, in fact, defines solidarity as one of the fundamental values.

A value that must be the basis of international relations alongside: freedom, equality, tolerance and respect for nature.

This day serves:

  • To celebrate our unity and diversity;
  • to remind governments to respect their international commitments;
  • to raise awareness of the importance of solidarity;
  • encourage debate on ways to promote solidarity to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);
  • take action to encourage new initiatives to fight poverty.

World Human Solidarity Day is also a reminder to governments to meet their international commitments to achieve the Sustainable Development Agenda (SDG) goals by 2030.

Here are site references to the International Human Solidarity Day.