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Jeux Olympiques d’été, Tokyo 2021

Les Jeux Olympique d’été 2020 – on les attendait, on les espérait, mais… la pandémie de Covid-19 n’a pas permis qu’ils aient lieu.

Mais aujourd’hui, 23 juillet 2021, a eu lieu l’inauguration officielle de cet événement tant attendu. L’ouverture des 32è Jeux Olympiques d’été offre une une occasion de célébration unique pour le monde des athlètes et pour nous tous qui pendant les 15 jours qui suivent pourront apprécier leur performance.

On a dit que le but des Jeux Olympiques est de: “RENDRE LE MONDE MEILLEUR GRÂCE AU SPORT.”

Il s’agit d’un événement auquel ont participé 205 comités d’organisation de différents pays et, un ajout positif et bienvenu, un comité pour les réfugié/es qui pourront, eux/elles aussi, faire montre de leurs talents respectifs.

C’est sous le signe de la ‘solidarité’ et du ‘respect’ que veulent se dérouler les différentes performances.
Le Président du comité olympique pour l’organisation, T. Back, a précisé que la solidarité implique davantage que la simple non-discrimination mais requiert le ‘partage’ et le ‘prendre soin’.

L’inclusion et l’égalité sont essentielles pour que cette aventure réalise ce qu’elle se propose: unir le monde. L’idéal des Jeux Olympiques, vieux de 3000 ans, est de promouvoir la PAIX pour tous les membres de la communauté humaine.

Les athlètes s’engagent à poursuivre l’unité dans la diversité en visant:

      PLUS VITE – PLUS HAUT – PLUS FORT – ENSEMBLE !

 

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International Day of Persons with Disabilities – 3 December 2017

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of on the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

Building on many decades of UN’s work in the field of disability,  the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, adopted in 2006, has further advanced the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other international development frameworks, such as the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, the New Urban Agenda, and  the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development.

The theme for this year’s IDPD is “Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all”.

The 2030 Agenda pledges to “leave no one behind”. Persons with disabilities, as both beneficiaries and  agents of change, can fast track the process towards inclusive and sustainable development and promote resilient society for all, including in the context of disaster risk reduction and humanitarian action, and urban development. Governments, persons with disabilities and their representative organisations, academic institutions and the private sector need to work as a “team” to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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International Youth Day – 12 August

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day.

Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution S/RES/2250 (2015) in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people’s inclusion in the peace and security agenda and in society more broadly, is key to building and sustaining peace. Another Security Council Resolution S/RES/2282 (2016) reaffirms the important role youth can play in deterring and resolving conflicts, and are key constituents in ensuring the success of both peacekeeping and peacebuilding efforts.

« Youth Building Peace »

Group of youth who are against weapons.
Visit to United Nations Project Site Ð Conseil de dŽveloppement dÕAndohatapenaka, Conseil de DŽveloppement dÕAndohatapenaka

International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development committed to fostering peaceful and inclusive societies and affirmed that “Sustainable development cannot be realized without peace and security”. Goal 16 aims to ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels. The World Programme of Action for Youth, which provides a policy framework and practical guidelines to improve the situation of young people, also encourages “promoting the active involvement of youth in maintaining peace and security”.  

Source: Text & Image: UN

 

 

World Autism Day – 2 April

images-42016 Theme: « Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity »

Autism and other forms of disability are part of the human experience that contributes to human diversity. As such, the United Nations has emphasized the need to mainstream disability in the Organization’s development agenda. Mainstreaming disability requires an integral approach in the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies and programmes in all political, economic and societal spheres, so that inequality is not perpetuated.

In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the ambitious new 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that promise to leave no one behind.

While all SDGs are universally applicable, disability and persons with disabilities are explicitly referenced in the following goals: 4) Quality Education; 8) Decent Work and Economic Growth; 10) Reduced Inequalities; 11) Sustainable Cities and Communities; and 17) Partnerships for the Goals.

This year’s observance will look ahead to 2030 and reflect on the new SDGs and their implications for improving the lives of people with autism.

 

Source: Text: UN website; Image: becausereading.com