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Saturday, January 23, 2010

World Day of Social Justice - 2009 - Events


Opening remarks by H.E. Kirsti Lintonen, Chairperson of the Commission for Social Development, Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations

Statement of the President of the General Assembly, H.E. Mr. Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann

Introductory remarks from Ms. Rachel Mayanja, Assistant-Secretary-General, DESA

Statement from Ms. Mary Robinson, Founder and President, Realizing Rights: The Ethical Globalization Initiative and Member of The Elders

Statement from Mr. Lucas Benitez, Co-Director, Coalition of Immokalee Workers
- in English
- in Spanish
Statement from Ms. Renana Jhabvala, Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)

Statement from Ms. Tahirih Naylor, Chair of the NGO Committee on Social Development



Tuesday, January 12, 2010

National Youth Day of India - 12 January - Swami Vivekananda's Birth Day

About the Day

In 1984, the Government of India declared and decided to observe the Birthday of Swami Vivekananda (12 January, according to English calendar) as National Youth Day every year from 1985 onwards. To quote from the Government of India’s Communication,

‘it was felt that the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked could be a great source of inspiration for the Indian Youth.’

More about it in the knol