29th September ’22: World heart day

World Heart Day, celebrated on 29 September each year, is a global information and awareness campaign on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, promoted worldwide by the World Heart Federation through a community of over 200 national organizations that together support the commitment of the medical society and foundations for the heart in over 100 countries.

Cardio-cerebro vascular diseases are by far the leading cause of death in many countries of the world. They are responsible for 17.5 million premature deaths each year and are projected to increase to 23 million by 2030. In Italy 127,000 women and 98,000 men die each year from cardio-cerebrovascular diseases and many of these deaths occur prematurely before the age of 60. Cigarette smoking, high cholesterol levels, hypertension, high blood sugar levels, poor diet, weight and abdominal circumference, sedentary lifestyle, stress and living conditions in unhealthy environments are the modifiable risk factors responsible for at least 80 % of premature deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases, including heart attack, heart failure and stroke, which can be avoided.

World Heart Day adheres to the “25by25” campaign launched by the World Health Organization in 2012 to urge all countries of the world to put in place alliances and the best strategies to reduce, by 2025, 25% of premature deaths caused from chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diseases of the heart, blood vessels and diabetes.

In Italy, World Heart Day is coordinated by the Italian Foundation for the Heart Association, a national member of the World Heart Federation. In September and beyond there are many free events open to the public, with the distribution of information material, organized freely by hospitals, ASLs, patient associations, hospitals, public and private bodies to sensitize people to take care of their heart.

♬ Beyoncé – CUFF IT

LYRIC

I feel like fallin’ in love (fallin’ love)
I’m in the mood to fuck something up (tonight, I’m fucking something up, baby)
I need some drink in my cup (I need a drink)
Hey (pour me a drink)
I’m in the mood to fuck something up (I’m in the mood to fuck something up)
I wanna go missing
I need a prescription
I wanna go higher, can I sit on top of you? (Ou la-lala, lala)
I wanna go where nobody’s been (wanna go where nobody’s been)
Have you ever had fun like this? (Have you ever had fun?)
We gon’ fuck up the night, black lights
Spaceships fly (spaceships fly)
Yeah, unapologetic when we fuck up the night
Fuck up the night
We getting fucked up tonight
We gon’ fuck up the night
Bet you you’ll see far
Bet you you’ll see stars
Bet you you’ll elevate
Bet you you’ll meet God
‘Cause I feel like fallin’ in love
I’m in the mood to fuck something up
‘Cause we gon’ fuck up the night
What’s in these four walls?
You sexy, my love (turn it up)
Don’t miss this roll-call
Is you here or what? (Roll it up)
Yeah, show up, show up (show up, show up)
Po’ up, po’ up (po’ up, po’ up)
Uh, you Mister Nasty, I’ll clean it up
Go where nobody’s been (wanna go where nobody’s been)
Have you ever had fun like this? (Have you ever had fun?)
I wanna go missing
I need a prescription
I wanna go higher, can I sit on top of you?
We gon’ fuck up the night (funk it up, funk it up)
Black lights
Spaceships fly (spaceships fly)
Yeah, unapologetic when we fuck up the night (funk it up, funk it up)
Fuck up tonight
We getting fucked up tonight
We gon’ fuck up the night
Bet you you’ll see far
Bet you you’ll see stars
Bet you you’ll elevate
Bet you you’ll meet God
‘Cause I feel like fallin’ in love
I’m in the mood to fuck something up
We gon’ fuck up the night
Hypersonic, sex erotic
On my body, boy, you got it
Hit them ‘draulics, while I ride it
Got me actin’ hella thotty
So excited, so exotic
I’m a seasoned professional
Squeeze it, don’t let it go
Tease it, no self control
I got time today (I got time today, I got time)
Oh, I (I got time today, I got time)
I can’t wait ‘to come out and play
Ooh, yeah you
Come and cuff it, cuff it, cuff it, cuff it, baby
While I buss it, buss it, buss it, for you baby, ayy
Ooh, baby
Anywhere, any time, I don’t mind, I don’t mind
I don’t mind (for you)
Boy, for you
I’m backin’ the truck up (back that truck up, boy)
For you (all for you, for you)
A bitch’ll get fucked up (I fuck you up)
For you (all for you)
I’m puttin’ my cup up (put my cup up, yeah)
For you
We gon’ fuck up the night
Take flight
Blindin’ lights, yeah
(Fuck it up, fuck it up, fuck it up)
(Unapologetic when we fuck up the night)
Bet you you’ll see stars
Bet you you’ll go far
Bet you you’ll levitate
Bet you you’ll meet God
Party people, roll up (ooh)
Yeah, huh (we gon’ fuck up the night)
Spaceships fly
Fuck it up, fuck it up

27th September (’22): World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day as international observances on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide.

At its Twelfth Session in Istanbul, Turkey, in October 1997, the UNWTO General Assembly decided to designate a host country each year to act as the Organization’s partner in the celebration of World Tourism Day. At its Fifteenth Session in Beijing, China, in October 2003, the Assembly decided the following geographic order to be followed for World Tourism Day celebrations: 2006 in Europe; 2007 in South Asia; 2008 in the Americas; 2009 in Africa and 2011 in the Middle East.

The late Ignatius Amaduwa Atigbi, a Nigerian national, was the one who proposed the idea of marking September 27 of every year as World Tourism Day. He was finally recognized for his contribution in 2009. The colour of World Tourism Day is Blue.

♬ 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

♬ Rosa Linn – SNAP

LYRIC

It’s 4 AM
I can’t turn my head off
Wishin’ these memories would fade
They never do
Turns out people lied
They said, “Just snap your fingers”
As if it was really that easy for me to get over you
I just need time
Snapping one, two
Where are you?
You’re still in my heart
Snapping three, four
Don’t need you here anymore
Get out of my heart
‘Cause I might snap
I’m writing a song
Said, “This is the last one”
How many last songs are left?
I’m losing count
Since June twenty-second
My heart’s been on fire
I’ve been spending my nights in the rain
Tryna put it out
So I’m snapping one, two
Where are you?
You’re still in my heart
Snapping three, four
Don’t need you here anymore
Get out of my heart
‘Cause I might snap
Oh-oh-oh-oh
‘Cause I might snap
Oh-oh-oh-oh
And if one more person says, “You should get over it”
Oh, I might stop talking to people before I snap, snap, snap
Oh, I might stop talking to people before I snap
Snapping one, two
Where are you? (Where are you?)
You’re still in my heart (still in my heart)
Snapping three, four
Don’t need you here anymore (need you here anymore)
Get out of my heart
‘Cause I might snap
Oh-oh-oh-oh (snap)
‘Cause I might snap
Oh-oh-oh-oh (snap)
Get out of my heart
Oh-oh-oh-oh
‘Cause I might snap
Oh-oh-oh-ooh (get out of my heart, yeah)
‘Cause I might snap

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.

♬ Sigala, David Guetta, Sam Ryder – Living Without You

LYRIC

Been living without you
Without you
Been living without you
Without you
We ain’t spoken for weeks and
So much has changed (changed)
I’ve been feelin’ the pieces
But I still can’t find my place
You thought you knew me, well
But there’s one thing I didn’t tell you
I’d rather take the blame ’cause it’s easier than living without you
Without you
Yeah, I hide my head in shame ’cause it’s easier than living without you
Without you
Swallow my pride
And leave all the bad days behind us
Yeah, I’d rather take the blame ’cause it’s easier than living without you
Without you
Been living without you
Without you
Been living without you
Without you
Been living without you
Without you
Been living without you
Without you
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Without you
Without you
Oh-oh-oh-oh
Without you
Without you
(Oh)
Your words, they hurt but
The silence is worse, mm
The past started liftin’
When I said, “Let’s make it work, ” alright
So how are you doin’? (How are you doin’?)
Are you sleepin’ at night? (At night)
‘Cause I’ve been awake for days
No, I’m not givin’ up this right, oh, yeah
You thought you knew me, well
But there’s one thing I didn’t tell you (oh)
I’d rather take the blame ’cause it’s easier than living without you (without you)
Without you (without you)
Yeah, I hide my head in shame ’cause it’s easier than living without you (without you)
Without you (without you)
Swallow my pride (swallow my pride)
And leave all the bad days behind us (and leave all the bad days)
Yeah, I’d rather take the blame ’cause it’s easier than living without you (without you, yeah)
Without you
Been living without you
Without you
Been living without you
Without you
Been living without you
Without you (without you)
Been living without you (without you)
Without you

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.

for more info:

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.

17september (’22): World day for the safety of care and the assisted person

World Patients Safety Day is celebrated on 17 September, promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to urge all countries to support attention and information on safety by organizing events and initiatives nationwide.

World Day was established by the 72nd World Health Assembly

The slogan, that is the theme of this edition (2022) is Medication without harm: Patient Safety Day 2022 (WHO). The objectives are multiple: to increase knowledge for safe drug management, to raise awareness on the activities for the safety of treatments, to encourage the adoption of the drug list

for more info:

https://www.gabrieleromano.org/pages/articles/Italian-national-day-for-the-safety-of-care-and-the-assiste-person.html