International Human Solidarity Day

The International Human Solidarity Day is observed by the United Nations every year on 20 December. The objective of observing the day is to honour the “Unity in Diversity”. The day also raises awareness about the importance of solidarity.

In this article, you will find details about the day and its historical significance.

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The International Human Solidarity Day – Facts for IAS Exam

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Observed on

20 December

Established on

22 December 2005

Theme (Same Every Year)

To promote the culture of cooperation, equality and social justice.

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About The International Human Solidarity Day 2021

  • The meaning of Solidarity is awareness of shared goals and interests that gives a psychological sense of unity and strengthens the ties in a society and binds people together as one.
  • The United Nations Millennium Declaration says that Solidarity is among the fundamental values that are necessary for maintaining international relations.
  • Thus, International Human Solidarity Day is celebrated to raise public awareness on the significance of solidarity and also, to encourage debate on the ways of promoting solidarity for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • The day also looks for new initiatives to eradicate poverty across the world. Unlike other international days, the International Human Solidarity Day’s theme remains the same every year.
  • The aim of the day is to promote a culture of cooperation, equality and social justice all over the world, especially in developing countries.

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Background of The International Human Solidarity Day

  • The United Nations General Assembly identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values by passing a Resolution 60/209, on 22 December 2005.
  • Through the same resolution, the UN announced to observe the International Human Solidarity Day on December 20, every year.
  • The concept of solidarity was further promoted by establishing the World Solidarity Fund to eradicate poverty and the proclamation of International Human Solidarity Day.

Significance of The International Human Solidarity Day

  • The UN observes the day with the aim that it is important to promote a culture of solidarity and spirit of sharing to combat poverty.
  • The day is significant as it seeks to bring nations and people of the world together to promote social and economic development, human rights and peace.
  • The day spreads information that even the global partnership can be built only on a foundation of global cooperation and solidarity, like the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Agenda is centred on people and planet, supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease.

World Solidarity Fund

The World Solidarity Fund was established in Feb 2003 as a trust fund of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) with the objective to eradicate poverty and promote social and economic development in developing countries.

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