4th February (’23): International Day of Human Fraternity

The International Day of Human Fraternity was established by the United Nations General Assembly on December 21, 2020, with resolution 75/200 as a way to promote greater cultural and religious tolerance. With this resolution, which was co-facilitated by Egypt and the United Arab Emirates, the United Nations invited all its member states and other international organizations to observe the International Day of Human Fraternity annually on February 4.

Celebrations of the International Day of Human Fraternity include events attended by UN member states, religious leaders and civil society representatives along with the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity, which recognizes individuals or entities anywhere in the world for their profound contributions to human fraternity.

Since it was celebrated for the first time on February 4, 2021, the International Day of Human Fraternity has received endorsements from different world leaders. Pope Francis; Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar; and the President of the United States, Joe Biden, have given their support to the initiative.


Pope Francis of the Catholic Church and Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, on February 4, 2019, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, signed the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, also known as the Abu Dhabi declaration. The principles of compassion and human solidarity embodied in this text are the same ones that later inspired the declaration that designated February 4 as the International Day of Human Fraternity, as it has been stated by the UN Secretary-General, António Guterres, in different occasions.

To fulfill the aspirations of the Document on Human Fraternity, the Higher Committee of Human Fraternity (HCHF), was established in August 2019. The HCHF, which is constituted by both religious and civil leaders from different countries and creeds, awards the Zayed Award for Human Fraternity among other initiatives.

Finally, the Document on Human Fraternity also influenced the encyclical Fratelli tutti, as Pope Francis acknowledges in the same text by stating that he was inspired to write it by his meeting with Ahmed el-Tayeb in 2019.

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4th February (’23): World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day is celebrated on February 4, promoted by the UICC – Union for International Cancer Control – and supported by the World Health Organization (WHO).

Now in its twenty-third edition, the day represents an important call to reflect on what institutions and individuals can do together to fight cancer.

‘Close the Care Gap – Everyone deserves access to cancer care’ is the theme of the 2022-2024 campaign. The slogan calls attention to the importance of understanding and recognizing inequalities in cancer care around the world.

“Cancer is a preventable and curable pathology. We are preparing initiatives to enhance the promotion of cancer screening and at the same time encourage correct lifestyles to reduce risk factors. Prevention is essential and for this reason we want to spread a strong message of promotion of health to the entire population and in particular to young people, starting from elementary schools” declared the Italian Minister of Health Orazio Schillaci.

♬ Mike Williams & Tungevaag – Dreams Come True

LYRIC

Yeah, our lives around next to mine
Wish the world could stop right now
But you and I, don’t make a sound

So now the silence is talking
‘Cause we got nothing to say
Swear I can change for the better
But you don’t want me to stay (Yeah)

So, hey, what do we have to lose?
If we stay for a night or two? (Night or two)
You just wait, I believe in you
They’ll be days where all our dreams come true (Oh)

You just wait, I believe in you
They’ll be days where all our dreams come true

You just wait, I believe in you
They’ll be days where all our dreams come true

The fallen stars right in your eyes
If I could make a wish right now
I would melt right into you

Still the silence is talking
‘Cause we got nothing to say
Swear I can change for the better
But you don’t want me to stay

So, hey, what do we have to lose?
If we stay for a night or two?
You just wait, I believe in you
They’ll be days where all our dreams come true

Hey, hey, hey
Oh, ah

You just wait, I believe in you
They’ll be days where all our dreams come true

So, hey, what do we have to lose?
If we stay for a night or two?
You just wait, I believe in you
They’ll be days where all our dreams come true

15 penalty points for Juventus

Juventus was sentenced to 15 penalty points by the FIGC Court of Appeal for the capital gains case. A penalty that has immediate effect: the bianconeri thus slip from the current 37 points in the standings to 22. From third place to 10th, with the same points as Bologna and Empoli.

The penalty came due to the rigged pluses of Juventus to fix the budgets. The thing that perplexes me is that only Juventus was penalized because in reality the operations also involved the other teams. Furthermore, 9 points were foreseeable and instead 15 penalty points were imposed. As far as Europe is concerned, UEFA still has to deliver its ruling but I hope no more penalties are imposed

♬ Alok & James Arthur – Work With My Love

LYRIC

And my love is impossible
So hard to control, I
My heart is a beautiful
Kind of wrecking ball, I
I know I get a little bit crazy
Out of my head, yeah, maybe it’s too much
But if you really wanna be with me
You gotta handle all that I got
Can you work, work, work with my love? (My love)
Can you work, work, work with my love? (My love)
Can you work, work, work with my love? (My love)
Can you work, work, work with my love? (My love)
And I know it’s a wild ride
But it’s worth the fight, I
And oh, if you hold on tight
We can rule the night, I
I know I get a little bit crazy
Out of my head, yeah, maybe it’s too much
But if you really wanna be with me
You gotta handle all that I got
Can you work, work, work with my love? (My love)
Can you work, work, work with my love? (My love)
(Can you work with my)
Can you work, work, work with my love?
(Can you work? Can you work? Can you work with my love, baby?)
Can you work, work, work with my love?
(Can you work? Can you work?) (My love)
Can you work, work, work with my love?
Can you work with my? Work with my? Work with my, work with my, my love? (My love)
Can you work, work, work with my love?
Can you work with my? Work with my? Work with my, work with my, my love? (My love)
Can you work, work, work with my love?