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.