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Diversity Calendar October 2017 Events to make a note of in your diary

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International Day of Older Persons
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St Francis Day
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Sukkot
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World Mental Health Day
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International Day of the Girl
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International Day of Rural Women
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World Food Day
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United Nations Day 2017
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International Intersex Awareness Day
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World Stroke Day
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Diversity Events happening in October 2017


1st Oct, 2017 : International Day of Older Persons

On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing – which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing – and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly.

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Add to Calendar 01-10-2017 00:00:00 01-10-2017 23:30:00 36 International Day of Older Persons On 14 December 1990, the United Nations General Assembly (by resolution 45/106) designated 1 October the International Day of Older Persons. This was preceded by initiatives such as the Vienna International Plan of Action on Ageing – which was adopted by the 1982 World Assembly on Ageing – and endorsed later that year by the UN General Assembly. true DD/MM/YYYY


4th Oct, 2017 : St Francis Day

Many churches in the United Kingdom observe the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be “blessed”.

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Add to Calendar 04-10-2017 00:00:00 04-10-2017 23:30:00 36 St Francis Day Many churches in the United Kingdom observe the Feast of St Francis of Assisi on October 4 each year. The feast commemorates the life of St Francis, who was born in the 12th century and is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of animals and the environment. It is a popular day for pets to be “blessed”. true DD/MM/YYYY


5th Oct, 2017 : Sukkot

Many Jewish communities in the United Kingdom observe the first day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth), which is the start of the Sukkot period. This period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, lasts for about seven days. It is observed during the week starting on 15th day of Tishri (or Tishrei), which is the first month of the year in the Jewish calendar.

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Add to Calendar 05-10-2017 00:00:00 05-10-2017 23:30:00 36 Sukkot Many Jewish communities in the United Kingdom observe the first day of Sukkot (Succot, Succoth, Sukkoth), which is the start of the Sukkot period. This period, also known as the Feast of Tabernacles, lasts for about seven days. It is observed during the week starting on 15th day of Tishri (or Tishrei), which is the first month of the year in the Jewish calendar. true DD/MM/YYYY


10th Oct, 2017 : World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, is on 10 October each year. To help mark the occasion, we’re raising awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health problems can live with dignity.

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Add to Calendar 10-10-2017 00:00:00 10-10-2017 23:30:00 36 World Mental Health Day World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, is on 10 October each year. To help mark the occasion, we’re raising awareness of what can be done to ensure that people with mental health problems can live with dignity. true DD/MM/YYYY


11th Oct, 2017 : International Day of the Girl

There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific needs and challenges that girls face. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/girl-child#sthash.OTEJxtkL.dpuf

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Add to Calendar 11-10-2017 00:00:00 11-10-2017 23:30:00 36 International Day of the Girl There are 1.1 billion girls today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that’s better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and creativity. But their dreams and potential are often thwarted by discrimination, violence and lack of equal opportunities. There are glaring gaps in data and knowledge about the specific needs and challenges that girls face. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/girl-child#sthash.OTEJxtkL.dpuf true DD/MM/YYYY


15th Oct, 2017 : International Day of Rural Women

Rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods, make up over a quarter of the total world population. In developing countries, rural women represent approximately 43 per cent of the agricultural labour force, and produce, process and prepare much of the food available, thereby giving them primary responsibility for food security.

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Add to Calendar 15-10-2017 00:00:00 15-10-2017 23:30:00 36 International Day of Rural Women Rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture for their livelihoods, make up over a quarter of the total world population. In developing countries, rural women represent approximately 43 per cent of the agricultural labour force, and produce, process and prepare much of the food available, thereby giving them primary responsibility for food security. true DD/MM/YYYY


16th Oct, 2017 : World Food Day

The world’s poorest are being hit hardest by climate change. If we strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers, we can guarantee food security for the planet’s growing global population and also reduce emissions.

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Add to Calendar 16-10-2017 00:00:00 16-10-2017 23:30:00 36 World Food Day The world’s poorest are being hit hardest by climate change. If we strengthen the resilience of smallholder farmers, we can guarantee food security for the planet’s growing global population and also reduce emissions. true DD/MM/YYYY


24th Oct, 2017 : United Nations Day 2017

UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.

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Add to Calendar 24-10-2017 00:00:00 24-10-2017 23:30:00 36 United Nations Day 2017 UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being. true DD/MM/YYYY


26th Oct, 2017 : International Intersex Awareness Day

The Intersex Day Project promotes human rights actions for Intersex Awareness Day (26 October) and Intersex Day of Solidarity (8 November), and documents and shares the histories and works of the intersex movement.

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Add to Calendar 26-10-2017 00:00:00 26-10-2017 23:30:00 36 International Intersex Awareness Day The Intersex Day Project promotes human rights actions for Intersex Awareness Day (26 October) and Intersex Day of Solidarity (8 November), and documents and shares the histories and works of the intersex movement. true DD/MM/YYYY


29th Oct, 2017 : World Stroke Day

The WSD Campaign Committee and Working Group have been busy working to develop the new campaign theme for the 2016 World Stroke Campaign and World Stroke Day. The theme is Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable with the tagline of: Lives can improve with better awareness, access, and action.

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Add to Calendar 29-10-2017 00:00:00 29-10-2017 23:30:00 36 World Stroke Day The WSD Campaign Committee and Working Group have been busy working to develop the new campaign theme for the 2016 World Stroke Campaign and World Stroke Day. The theme is Face the Facts: Stroke is Treatable with the tagline of: Lives can improve with better awareness, access, and action. true DD/MM/YYYY


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