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International Human Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day is observed every year on the 20th of December by all the member states of the United Nations (UN). This day seeks to celebrate the unity in diversity of all nations, inclusive of their people,culture, traditions etc, and raise global awareness of the importance of solidarity in reducing worldwide poverty by bringing all member nations of the UN together to share initiatives and strategies for reduction of poverty.

The concept of a day celebrating international solidarity was first laid out in the Summit Millenium Declaration on the 8th of September,2000. The Declaration determines the civil and political rights of an individual in the modern era by establishing foreign relations between the member states of the U.N and it identifies solidarity as one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century.Thus, the U.N General Assembly on the 22nd of December 2005,by resolution 60/209 decided to formally declare the 20th of December each year as International Human Solidarity Day.

The proclamation of International Human Solidarity Day,along with the establishment of the World Solidarity Fund, has immensely contributed to the promotion of the concept of solidarity being crucial in the fight against global poverty. The ultimate goal of this day is to motivate all nations to co-operate with others in union to resolves global issues like poverty. It is celebrated as a day of action for the U.N and all of its member states to encourage debate on ways to promote unity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication and to formulate and share the opinions and strategies on the matter.

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