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United Nations, Dec 20 (Canadian-Media): International Human Solidarity Day (IHSI) is observed all over the universe on Dec 20 of each year, UN reports said.
Human Solidarity Symbol. Image credit: ©United Nations
Solidarity was identified by United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 22 Dec 2005, by resolution 60/209 as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the twenty-first century and decided to proclaim 20 December of each year International Human Solidarity Day.
On 20 Dec 2002, UN General Assembly established the World Solidarity Fund by resolution 57/265 which was set up in February 2003 as a trust fund of the United Nations Development Programme. Its objective of this fund is to eradicate poverty and promote human and social development in developing countries, in particular among the poorest segments of their populations.
Observation of International Human Solidarity day on Dec 20 of each year marks a day to celebrate our unity in diversity and remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements; to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity and think of ways to promote it for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication and take action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.
Centred on people and planet and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease, the Sustainable Development Agenda is built on a foundation of global cooperation and solidarity.
In the context of globalization and the challenge of growing inequality, strengthening of international solidarity is one of the fundamental values of international relations in the 21st Century in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character.