Events & Key Dates
July18Nelson Mandela International DayFriday, 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.
July22Girl SummitLondon, United KingdomTuesday, 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.
July23Vigils for Girls of ChibokWednesday, 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.
August19World Humanitarian DayTuesday, 19 August, 2014
September8International Literacy DayMonday, 8 September, 2014
September21International Day of PeaceSunday, 21 September, 2014
October5World Teachers' DaySunday, 5 October, 2014
October11International Day of the Girl ChildSaturday, 11 October, 2014