This year International Youth Day reflects on an entire year that celebrated youth culture, youth ambition and youth action. August 12th ends the Year of Youth. Youth Day, and the Year of Youth in general, encourages the empowerment and participation of youth in the processes and decisions that affect their lives. What did you do this year to inspire change this past year? What contributions have youth made globally to a better world? Post your reflections, actions, and thoughts on the TIG Year of Youth Blog, and join our live chat on September 18th, 2011 at 2pm EST!
September 16th celebrates International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer to commemorate the signing of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This day brings awareness to the fragility of the ozone layer and promotes actions in accordance with the Montreal Protocol. Read more about the affects of ozone layer depletion and climate change in Panorama zine. What are you doing to help the preservation of the ozone layer? Add you voice to the ozone discussion.
Reflect on a personal experience of inclusion. Where did it take place? Who was with you? Why was this an important part your own life journey? How did the experience influence your identity? Create and share a piece of visual art in our Global Gallery collection and you could win a trip to the Symposium on Overcoming Isolation and Deepening Social Connectedness in Toronto this October!
The United Nations' International Day of Peace - marked every year on September 21 - is a global holiday when individuals, communities, nations and governments highlight efforts to end conflict and promote peace.
Established by U.N. resolution in 1982, "Peace Day" has grown to include millions of people around the world who participate in all kinds of events, large and small. Get involved in events occurring in your community.
TakingITGlobal is hosting our second annual International Peace Party to connect like minded individuals to discuss issues surrounding global peace. Join us by RSVP-ing on the Event page!
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