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Nelson Mandela International Day: Take Action! Inspire Change!

Dr. Lalit Kishore

The UN Agencies are celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day, 18 July, with theme "Take Action! Inspire Change!" inspired by the words of Mandela: "It is in your hands to make of the world a better place. And so, every year on Mandela Day, we ask people around the world to take action and inspire change by making a difference in their communities."

Meet challenge of ageing populations by promoting healthy active ageing and adequate social protection: UN Chief on World Population Day

Dr. Lalit Kishore

On the occasion of World Population Day (July 11), UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, in his message said, "The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is the world's blueprint for a better future for all on a healthy planet. On World Population Day, we recognize that this mission is closely interrelated with demographic trends including population growth, ageing, migration and urbanization."

Inclusion and equity are foundations of quality education: UNESCO

Dr. Lalit Kishore

In consonance with 'Sustainable Development Goal 4 on Education' and the 'Education 2030 Framework for Action' that emphasizes inclusion and equity as laying the foundations for quality education, UNESCO stresses that each individual has an equal opportunity for educational progress. However, it continues to be a challenge worldwide to be met with.

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