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  • July
    Nelson Mandela International Day
    Friday, 18 July, 2014

    Every year on 18 July — the day Nelson Mandela was born — the UN joins a call by the Nelson Mandela Foundation to devote 67 minutes of time to helping others, as a way to mark Nelson Mandela International Day. For 67 years Nelson Mandela devoted his life to the service of humanity — as a human rights lawyer, a prisoner of conscience, an international peacemaker and the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa.

    Hashtags: #MandelaDay and #67minutes.

  • July
    Girl Summit
    London, United Kingdom
    Tuesday, 22 July, 2014

    The Girl Summit will rally a global movement to end female genital mutilation and child marriage for all girls within a generation. Hosted by the UK Government and UNICEF, it will bring together leaders from around the world, including government representatives, international organisations, the private sector and girls themselves.

  • July
    Vigils for Girls of Chibok
    Wednesday, 23 July, 2014

    Vigils for the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls will be held around the world on 23 July - 100 days after they were taken by Boko Haram. The vigils aim to pressure on those who can help to free the 219 girls of Chibok still missing. 

  • August
    World Humanitarian Day
    Tuesday, 19 August, 2014

  • September
    International Literacy Day
    Monday, 8 September, 2014

  • September
    International Day of Peace
    Sunday, 21 September, 2014

  • October
    World Teachers' Day
    Sunday, 5 October, 2014

  • October
    International Day of the Girl Child
    Saturday, 11 October, 2014