26th September (’22): International Day For The Total Elimination Of Nuclear Weapons:

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons is an international event celebrated annually on September 26. Inaugurated in October 2014 with United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/32, this is a day of events that are organized with the support of a variety of individuals and groups in Australia, Japan, the Caribbean, North America, Asia, Europe, Africa, and the UN (United Nations Organization).
During the first day, an instructive and explanatory video was distributed by Unfold Zero, the United Nations platform, asking the global population two questions:
a) How many nuclear weapons do you think there are in the world ?;
b) How many instead should there be?
The United Nations General Assembly declared International Day in December 2013, in Resolution A / RES / 68/32, following the General Assembly’s high-level meeting on nuclear disarmament, held on 26 September 2013.
NEW YORK, SEPTEMBER 26 – This year United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres wanted to launch a message on the occasion of the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, at a time when the atomic threat seems to return to agitate the political scene international background to the war in Ukraine. “We reject the statement that defines nuclear disarmament as an impossible utopian dream – said Guterres forcefully – The elimination of these instruments of death is not only possible, but also absolutely necessary. In the current context, characterized by growing geopolitical division, mistrust and outright aggression, we risk forgetting the terrible lessons of Hiroshima, Nagasaki, the Cold War, and provoking a humanitarian Armageddon “.

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https://www.gabrieleromano.org/pages/articles/international-day-for-the-total-elimination-of-nuclear-weapons.html

♬ Robbie Williams – Lost

LYRIC

I wake up, terrifying myself again
Caked in makeup and a little lost
These reactions are relentless
Abandoning the permafrost
Who am I fooling? Well, I got a list
I disappoint them only to exist
I lost my place in life
I lost my point of view
I lost what it is to love
When I lost my faith in you
A walk-up of my masterpiece
To the nothingness greeting me
Everything smells like sympathy
Who am I fooling? Well, I got a list
Much too exhausted only to resist
I lost my place in life
I lost my point of view
I lost what it is to love
When I lost my faith in you
I lost all hope
I lost my point of view
I lost what it is to love
When I lost my faith in you
All my friends say
“Don’t give up yet
Might still get there”
But I don’t think so
Ooh, impress me (try)
Ooh, impress me (try)
I lost my place in life
I lost my point of view
I lost what it is to love
When I lost my faith in you
I lost all hope
I lost my point of view
I lost what it is to love
When, I lost my faith in you
I lost all hope
When I lost my point of view
I lost what it is to love
When I lost my faith in you

21th September (’22): International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace, also officially known as World Peace Day, is a United Nations-sanctioned holiday observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat zone for humanitarian aid access. The day was first celebrated in 1981 and is kept by many nations, political groups, military groups, and people.

To inaugurate the day, the United Nations Peace Bell is rung at UN Headquarters (in New York City). The bell is cast from coins donated by children from all continents except Africa, and was a gift from the United Nations Association of Japan, as “a reminder of the human cost of war”; the inscription on its side reads, “Long live absolute world peace”.

In recent years, a searchable map of events has been published at un.org.

Samantha Cristoforetti will be commander of the International Space Station: it’s official

Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti of the European Space Agency (ESA) will soon be commander of the International Space Station.

It makes it the same ESA. To pass the baton will be the Russian commander Oleg Artemyev and AstroSamantha will be the first European woman to have this role.

“I am honored by my appointment as commander,” said Samantha Critoforetti. “I can’t wait – he added – to draw on the experience I have acquired in space and on Earth to lead a very capable team in orbit”.

The handover, informs ESA, is scheduled for 28 September and the period in which Samantha Cristoforetti will be in command should be short, although at the moment there are no elements to make estimates.

To decide the role of commander of the Space Station are jointly all five ISS partners, namely the space agencies of the United States (NASA), Russia (Roscosmos), Europe (ESA), Japan (Jaxa) and Canada (CSA).

Since the beginning of the Minerva mission, last April, Samantha Cristoforetti has been in command of the western segment of the ISS, called the United States Orbital Segment (Usos), which includes the American, European, Japanese and Canadian parts of the Space Station.

When he assumes command of the entire ISS, including the Russian segment, AstroSamantha will become the fifth European astronaut to have this position and the second Italian, after Luca Parmitano. The other Europeans to have the lead were Frank De Winne, Alexander Gerst, and Thomas Pesquet.

As commander of the Space Station, AstroSamantha will be responsible for the performance and well-being of the crew in orbit, will be responsible for communicating with the control center on Earth and will have to coordinate the crew in case of any emergency situation. As Samantha Cristoforetti will take over for a short time, one of her duties will be to organize the complete handover to the next crew.

16th september (’22): International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (informally and simply called Ozone Day) is celebrated on September 16 designed by the United Nations General Assembly. This designation had been made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date, in 1987, on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. The closure of the hole in the ozone layer was observed 30 years after the protocol was signed. Due to the nature of the gases responsible for ozone depletion their chemical effects are expected to continue for between 50 and 100 years.

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https://www.gabrieleromano.org/pages/articles/international-day-for-the-preservation-of-the-ozone-layer.html

15th September ’22: International Day of Democracy

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.

…while democracies share common features, there is no single model of democracy and that democracy does not belong to any country or region… …democracy is a universal value based on the freely-expressed will of people to determine their own political, economic, social and cultural systems, and their full participation in all aspects of life.


In September 1997 the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) adopted a Universal Declaration on Democracy.[2] That Declaration affirms the principles of democracy, the elements and exercise of democratic government, and the international scope of democracy.

The international conferences on new and restored democracies[3] (ICNRD process) began in 1988 under the initiative of President Corazon C. Aquino of the Philippines after the so-called peaceful “People Power Revolution” overthrew the 20-year dictatorship of Ferdinand Marcos. Initially an inter-governmental forum, the ICNRD process developed into a tripartite structure with participation of governments, parliaments and civil society. The sixth conference (ICNRD-6) that took place in Doha, Qatar, in 2006 reinforced the tripartite nature of the process and concluded with a declaration and Plan of Action which reaffirmed the fundamental principles and values of democracy.

Following up on the outcome of ICNRD-6, an advisory board set up by the chair of the process, Qatar, decided to promote an International Day of Democracy. Qatar took the lead in drafting the text of a United Nations General Assembly resolution and convened consultations with UN member states. At the suggestion of the IPU, on 15 September (date of the Universal Declaration on Democracy) was chosen as the day when the international community would celebrate each year the International Day of Democracy. The resolution, titled “Support by the United Nations system of efforts of Governments to promote and consolidate new or restored democracies,” was adopted by consensus on 8 November 2007.

♬ Kali Uchis – NO HAY LEY

LYRIC

Hoy amanecí pensando en ti
Tu lengua con la mía la sentí
Dicen que no es normal
Pero me da igual
Yo sé lo que siento cuando me das un beso
Dicen que no es normal
Dicen que yo estoy mal
Yo sé lo que siento, lo que siento
Hey, en el amor no hay ley
Y deja que nos miren si quieren
No matter what we do
No matter what they say
No importa lo que digan
Como que
All I hear is
La da di da da da
La da di da la
La da di da la da la da da da day
La da di da da da
La da di da la
La da di da la da la da da da day
Lo que quiero es
Besos en la espalda
Tempted to touch
Bajo la mini falda
Quítamela
I’m a high class lover undercover
If it feels so right why say it’s wrong
I know you ain’t had enough
Sabes que yo soy la única
Que puede hacerte cosas mágicas
Hey, en el amor no hay ley
Y deja que nos miren si quieren
No matter what we do
No matter what they say
No importa lo que digan
Yo te besaré otra vez, otra vez, otra vez
Bésame otra vez, otra vez, otra vez
Bésame otra vez
La da di da da da
La da di da la
La da di da la da la da da da day
La da di da da da
La da di da la
La da di da la da la da da da day
Bésame otra vez
Bésame otra vez
Bésame otra vez
Otra vez, otra vez
Bésame otra vez
Otra vez, otra vez
Bésame otra vez

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief is a United Nations-sponsored annual awareness day that takes place on 22 August as part of the UN’s efforts to support Human Rights Related to Freedom of Religion or Belief. It was first introduced in 2019.

Freedom of religion or belief, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to peaceful assembly and the right to freedom of association are interdependent, interrelated and mutually reinforcing. They are enshrined in articles 18, 19 and 20 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Upholding these rights plays an important role in the fight against all forms of intolerance and of discrimination based on religion or belief.

The open, constructive and respectful debate of ideas, as well as interreligious, interfaith and intercultural dialogue, at the local, national, regional and international levels, can play a positive role in combating religious hatred, incitement and violence.

Furthermore, the exercise of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and full respect for the freedom to seek, receive and impart information can play a positive role in strengthening democracy and combating religious intolerance.

Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
There are continuing acts of intolerance and violence based on religion or belief against individuals, including against persons belonging to religious communities and religious minorities around the world, and the number and intensity of such incidents, which are often of a criminal nature and may have international characteristics, are increasing.

That is why the General Assembly adopted the resolution A/RES/73/296, titled “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief” strongly condemning continuing violence and acts of terrorism targeting individuals, including persons belonging to religious minorities, on the basis of or in the name of religion or belief.

The Member States reaffirmed their unequivocal condemnation of all acts, methods and practices of terrorism and violent extremism conducive to terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, wherever and by whomsoever committed, regardless of their motivation, and reiterated that terrorism and violent extremism as and when conducive to terrorism, in all its forms and manifestations, cannot and should not be associated with any religion, nationality, civilization or ethnic group.

The General Assembly decided to designate 22 August as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.

The Day comes right after the International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism, 21 August.

Background
The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/73/296, designated 22 August as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief recognizing the importance of providing victims of acts of violence based on religion or belief and members of their families with appropriate support and assistance in accordance with applicable law.

It strongly deplored all acts of violence against persons on the basis of their religion or belief, as well as any such acts directed against their homes, businesses, properties, schools, cultural centres or places of worship, as well as all attacks on and in religious places, sites and shrines that are in violation of international law.

A previous resolution establishing the International Day of Remembrance of and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism (A/RES/72/165) also recognized that working together to enhance the implementation of existing legal regimes that protect individuals against discrimination and hate crimes, increasing interreligious, interfaith and intercultural efforts and expanding human rights education are important first steps in combating incidents of intolerance, discrimination and violence against individuals on the basis of religion or belief.

By proclaiming an International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief, the General Assembly recalled that States have the primary responsibility to promote and protect human rights, including the human rights of persons belonging to religious minorities, including their right to exercise their religion or belief freely.

https://www.un.org/en/observances/religious-based-violence-victims-day

♬ Lizzo – 2 Be Loved (Am I Ready)

LYRIC

I did the work, it didn’t work, ah, ah (mm, mm)
That truth, it hurts, goddamn, it hurts, ah, ah (goddamn, it hurts)
That lovey-dovey shit, was not a fan of it (uh-uh)
I’m good with my friends, I don’t want a man, girl
I’m in my bed, I’m way too fine to be here alone (too fine)
On other hand, I know my worth, ah, ah
And now he callin’ me (rrr), why do I feel like this?
What’s happenin’ to me? Oh, oh, oh
Am I ready? (Girl, there ain’t a doubt)
Am I ready? (What you talkin’ ’bout?)
Am I ready? (You gon’ figure it out)
To be loved, to be loved (to be loved)
Am I ready? (You deserve it now)
‘Cause I want it (that’s what I’m talkin’ about)
Am I ready? (You gon’ figure it out)
To be loved, to be loved
How am I supposed to love somebody else? (Sheesh, sheesh, sheesh)
When I don’t like myself, like, ooh
Guess I better learn to like this, ooh (true)
It might take my whole life just to do (damn, hey, hey)
He call me Melly (ayy), he squeeze my belly (yeah)
I’m too embarrassed (ah) to say I like it
Girl, is this my boo? (Is this my boo?)
That’s why I’m asking you ’cause you know I’ve been through
Am I ready? (Girl, there ain’t a doubt)
Am I ready? (What you talkin’ ’bout?)
Am I ready? (You gon’ figure it out)
To be loved, to be loved (to be loved)
Am I ready? (You deserve it now)
‘Cause I want it (that’s what I’m talkin’ about)
Am I ready? (You gon’ figure it out)
To be loved, to be loved (yeah)
You found me, I was fed up with the fantasy
What you wanna do? Think I’m ready, ooh
Think you like that, think you like that
When I clap back like that, let me know (let me know)
You found me, I was fed up with the fantasy
What you wanna do? Think I’m ready, ooh
Think you like that, think you like that
When I clap back like that, let me know
Am I ready? (Girl, there ain’t a doubt)
Am I ready? (What you talkin’ ’bout?)
Am I ready? (You gon’ figure it out)
To be loved (to be loved), to be loved (to be loved)
Am I ready? (You deserve it now)
‘Cause I want it (that’s what I’m talkin’ about)
Am I ready? (You gon’ figure it out)
To be loved (to be loved), to be loved (to be loved)
Yesterday, I would have run away
And I don’t know why
I don’t know why (to be loved), know why (to be loved)
(Am I ready?)
Yesterday, I would have run away
And I don’t why (did you know?)
I don’t know why, but I’m ready

20th July (’22): International Chess Day

International Chess Day is celebrated annually on 20 July, the day the International Chess Federation (FIDE) was founded, in 1924.

The idea to celebrate this day as the international chess day was proposed by UNESCO, and it has been celebrated as such since 1966, after it was established by FIDE. FIDE, which has 181 chess federations as its members, organizes chess events and competitions around the world on this day. As recently as 2013, the international chess day was celebrated in 178 countries, according to FIDE President Kirsan Ilyumzhinov. On 12 December, 2019, the UN General Assembly unanimously approved a resolution recognizing the day.

The day is celebrated by many of the 605 million regular chess players around the world. A 2012 Yougov poll showed that “a surprisingly stable 70% of the adult population has played chess at some point during their lives”. This number holds at approximately the same level in countries as diverse as the US, UK, Germany, Russia, and India.