World Migration Bird day

World Migration Bird day
World Migration Bird day
Fly,Bird, fly!

World Migration Bird Day

Wildlife is endangered
And so is Birdlife

Each year
Thousands of birds migrate
Seeking better weather and places

Their flying route is known
But winds and nature are unpredictable
Today pollution is a new enemy

Thousands of birds die all over the world
Species disappear
Stop plastic waste!

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An awesome website for bird lovers is World migratory birdday

You will find all the needed information here about flyways and stories from all over the world.

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 Celebrated every second saturday of october

 

International day of the Girl Child

Girl child Day
Girl child Day
A funny lovely little girl blowing soap bubbles

International Day of the Girl Child
11 October

 

It is a baby girl!

Educate on girl and the whole village is educated.

Girls have the same rights as boys.

Girls are not the slaves of men.

Girls are not an inferior race.

Empower girls, empower nations.

So many quotes to mark the importance of girl rights, but in reality they often get abused in many ways.

Let us give our girl children what they deserve. The same rights, chances and education as boys. And above all, let us respect their personality and choices.

No one should impose their will on others.

A reading

Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action‘ a clear frame for political and social action.

This year theme

GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable

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Rural women and girls

 

World Mental Health Day

World Mental Health Day
World Mental HealthDay
In dark nights, daylight is near

World Mental Health Day
10 October

3 factors are essential to good mental health

  • good relationships, family, home or friends
  • fulfilling  job , activity or interest with decent income
  • positive values and beliefs

It is known that when one of those factors comes to fail, the mental health of an individual is endangered.

Consequences can be dramatical : illnesses, depression, and suicide.

They all have a terrible impact on our societies and communities.

Prevention is key here.

Know how to read the signals.

For those in need, who read me: seek help, open up to others.

Preventing suicide, the theme of 2019

 

Suicide prevention

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World Post Day

All looking for packages now
World Postal Day
Collecting old stamps

World Post Day
9 October

A letter
The art of writing

Postal services
Existed in antiquity

The days of written letters
Have been replaced by email and chatboxes

Messaging has banalised

But…
The material delivery
Still booms

All looking for packages now

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The International Letter-Writing Competition for Young People

All looking for packages now
A handwritten letter has become rare

Launched in 1971, millions of young people under age 15 have participated ever since. A way to encourage literacy all over the world. And developing skills like composition and expression.

Postal services are important. They being together people and cultures. And in many countries, the postal services organize the competitions.

Thank you postman!

Some postal history

On 9 October of 1874, the Universal Postal Union (UPU) was founded in Bern, the Swiss Capital.

In 1969, it was declared World Post Day by the UPU Congress held in Tokyo. Since then, countries across the world participate in the celebrations.

Imagine a work without post? It simply does not exist.

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Stamps

Postal Service

World Habitat Day

World Habitat Day
World Habitat Day
Ecological concept with Earth globe and alternative energy sources

World Habitat Day
7 October

Shelter is one of the basic human rights
Every bird has its own nest too

Many lose their house because of natural disasters
Efforts of decades gone in minutes
Others are lost in wars

With growing populations all over earth
We need to reconsider our building
Especially in towns and crowded areas

How do we make our living space secure, healthy and reliable

One of the great challenges is how we handle waste
And how we give a green touch to our cities
And beauty

Every year World Habitat Day
Is celebrated on the first Monday of October
This year on the 7th of October

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Sustainable development goals

2019 theme

Time for a new vision

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World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers' Day

 

World Teachers' Day
To great teachers!

World Teachers’ Day
5 October

Since 5 October 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

“This Recommendation sets benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers and standards for their initial preparation and further education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.

The Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel was adopted in 1997 to complement the 1966 Recommendation by covering teaching and research personnel in higher education.” – source

We all remember those teachers who really ment something in our life.

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Being a young teacher

A story relating how a young teacher learned to adapt to the pupils.

What does education mean to you?

Two awesome allegories illustrating what education should be: the developpement of own potentials.

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International Day of Non-Violence

International Day of Non-Violence
International Day of Non-Violence
mahatma gandhi, dandi march

International Day of Non-Violence
2 October

Today, 2 october is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi

The great soul of India
Initiator of a non-violence attitude and culture
And leader of the Indian independance movement

His message and philosophy inspired
and still inspires many
Me, one of them

Some of his quotes:

– YOU are the change
– Non-violence is the greatest force at the disposal of mankind. It is mightier than the mightiest weapon of destruction devised by the ingenuity of man.
– Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.
– Pray with your heart, not with words
– Carefully watch your thoughts, for they become your words. Manage and watch your words, for they will become your actions. Consider and judge your actions, for they have become your habits. Acknowledge and watch your habits, for they shall become your values. Understand and embrace your values, for they become your destiny.
– Shake the world in a gentle way
– Through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it, always.

Historical background

According to General Assembly resolution A/RES/61/271 of 15 June 2007, which established the commemoration, the International Day is an occasion to

 “disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness”.

The resolution reaffirms “the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence” and the desire “to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence”. – source

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Mahatma Ghandi

 

 

International day of older persons

International day of older persons
A true witness
Do not underestimate experience and wisdom

International day of older persons
1 October

According to the wisdom of the Mayas, it takes 50 years to learn life circles. From then on, one was considered mature and wise.

In today societies, we tend to forget that.

Ageism is a new plague, where eldery people are excluded . Perhaps because they can not be fooled.

Today the discrimination , lack of respect and despise of elderly people becomes shocking.

Instead of giving them a place of honor, which they often deserve, they face the arrogance of younger generations. Even their own children.

This is not how it should be and one of the latest aggressions against the fundamental rights of elderly people.

A real shame spreading across families and nations.  A dehumanization and growing lack of solidarity and care.

Some even impose euthanasia upon them without any scruples. Again, shame on them.

For all the others who do care and love their parents and who help elderly people, especially those in need, thank you!

60+ Counts as they say!

Let us celebrate them on the first of october and give them a special attention!

Some references

A journey to age equality

10 reduced inequalities

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International Translation Day

International Translation Day
International Translation Day
The key to good understanding

International Translation Day
30 september

Long ago, I was asked to join the team of our former minister of finance. Not only because of bilingual skills, but more importantly because of economic backgrounds.

Translation is not just a juxtaposition of words, a robot can do that. Translation fits into a context of concepts and knowledge in the first place.

In those days, we worked with our own system. Cards piled up in boxes in alphabetical order. Took a while if you had not a good memory!

Today we all know google translate and Bing Translator. Far much easier and quicker to use. A work of scientists, interpretations and terminology. A work of clarity . And yet still a long way to go.

”Traduttore, traditore.” An old Italian quote meaning translator, traitor. The bad one, of course

According to the ancients, translation was a Supreme Art. Given only to a few.

Remember the Rosetta Stone which discovery led to the deciphering of the Egyptian hieroglyphs ! And all the work that has been done from there on… A work of patience.

Words have different levels of understanding and interpretations as well. Subtlety reigns.

Translation? Not an easy task!

Today we pay tribute to the language professionals all over the world. Their work contributes to a greater understanding of others, a better communication and dialogue across the nations. A work of peace as well!

That is why I am happy to start the world days site with International Translation Day On this 30th of september!

Historical background

“On24 May 2017, the General Assembly of the United Narions adopted resolution 71/288 on the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development, and declared 30 September as International Translation Day.” – Source un.org

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Translation device

Translation in general