Category Archives: Leave no-one behind

International Day for Tolerance

Today is the International Day for Tolerance, a day when the world celebrates toleration, acceptance of difference and peaceful coexistence. Last year, UNESCO’s Director-General Audrey Azoulay’s summarised very well what tolerance is: “Tolerance is respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of our world's cultures, our forms of expression and ways of being human.”…
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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY – VALTTERI NURMINEN

Today marks 25 years since the United Nations declared 17th of October as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. But the history of the day traces back even further, to October 17th 1987, when over 100 000 people went to the streets of Paris responding to Father Joseph Wresinski’s call to end extreme…
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COCO and Disabilities – Emma Silvester

COCO’s vision is a world where every child has access to quality education, and that includes children with disabilities. The UN convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities UNCRPD (2006) estimates indicate that only between 1 and 5% of disabled children attend any form of school in developing countries. The vast majority are still…
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MDGs & SDGs: Blog

In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were launched by the United Nations and were replaced by the 2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) which will run up until 2030. Together, they represent a shift in development approaches away from purely economic development thinking in the 1980s and 1990s and towards a multilevel approach to poverty…
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