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International Day of Charity observed globally on 5th September: Details, History



International Day of Charity observed globally on 5th September: Details, Aim, Significance, History

International Day of Charity is the day observed every year on 5th September 2018 around the world.

International Day of Charity is observed with an aim to recognise the role of charity in alleviating human ‎suffering within and among nations, as well as to recognise the efforts of charitable organisations ‎and individuals such as Mother Teresa.

International Day of Charity also commemorates the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her charity work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress.

International Day of Charity on 5th September was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 17th December 2012 through its resolution A/RES/67/105PDF. 

International Day of Charity was first celebrated in the year 2013.

On International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites all member states and all international and regional organizations, as well as civil society to commemorate the Day by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities. 




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