International Day of Family Remittances

A recognition of the fundamental contribution of migrant workers If you take a look at your calendar, you’ll come to realize that there are many International Days – and more being added every year – celebrated all over the world! International Day of Family Remittancesis one of them and is annually celebrated on June 16th. Although it was fairly recently established (in 2015 at the opening of the Fifth Global Forum on Remittances and Development in ...

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World Environment Day

World Environment Day was inaugurated in the aftermath of the first international talks ever on environmental issues – the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment – which took place in 1972 in Stockholm. Since then it has been celebrated every year on June 5 with a different theme; this year’s central theme being ‘Connecting People to Nature’ – and in a different host country every year – as part ...

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World Book Day

Ever wondered whether there was a Book Day? Well the answer is yes! World Book Day is a thing. It is a UNESCO-promoted celebration of books and reading which takes place every year on April 23, in more than 100 countries, including Singapore. Books are a fantastic way to get inspired and empowered. They help us improve as individuals and discover new things about a wide variety of topics and ...

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