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The World Week of Interfaith Harmony among all religions, denominations and beliefs is an annual event that, from 2011, will be held during the first week of February every year. With this weeks observation, we want to emphasize the imperative need for different denominations and religions to dialogue to increase mutual understanding, harmony and cooperation among people and the moral imperatives of all religions, beliefs and beliefs. Beliefs include peace, tolerance and mutual understanding.


The UN General Assembly proclaimed the "World Week of Interfaith Harmony among all religions, denominations and beliefs" in resolution 65/5 adopted on 20 October 2010. The resolution affirms that mutual understanding and Dialogue between religions are important dimensions of the culture of peace.


For this reason, the General Assembly encourages all States, during that week, to support, on a voluntary basis, the dissemination of the message of interfaith harmony and goodwill in churches, mosques, synagogues, temples and Other places of worship in the world, on the basis of love of God and neighbor, or of love of good and neighbor, each according to ones own religious traditions or convictions.


Each year URI Latin America & Caribbean joins the celebration of the Interreligious Week through the realization of different activities organized by our Circles of Cooperation in each one of its localities.


Indigenous Womens Day, September 5

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On September 5, Indigenous Womens Day is celebrated since 1983. It is a day that pays homage to all indigenous indigenous women who gave their lives for their families and who gave themselves in body and soul. The origin of Indigenous Womens Day dates back to the Meeting of Organizations and Movements of America in which a tribute was paid to a brave woman who fought in her opposition to the oppression of the conquistadors, Bartolina Sisa murdered on September 5.


Bartolina Sisa was born on August 24, 1753 and died on September 5, 1782. She was a woman dedicated to the work of the looms, weaver and spinner. He married the leader Túpac Katar and together with him, they organized the indigenous resistance of the Andean peoples against the Spanish yoke in Cuzco, Peru. Years later she was hanged and quartered. She has been considered the most courageous woman of the time.


In condemnation of such a brutal murder, social organizations pay her homage every September 5 and an emotional recognition is given to one of the indigenous women who gave their lives for the struggle of freedom, and came to give their lives for the people.


In addition to the great recognition to Bartolina Sisa, this day is a tribute to thousands of women who, like her, died in their fight against discrimination and abuses committed to indigenous women throughout history. Injustice is also one of the struggles of these women who pretend to end them and that there is no injustice among citizens especially with them who suffer them daily.


Indigenous women play a very important role in the survival of indigenous peoples, because their customs, the transmission of culture to their descendants, and their constant and persistent struggle against ethnic and cultural exclusion, have survived. They are the pillar of the family for which they give their whole life and for which their daily dedication is absolute. He is in charge of taking care of his children and teaching him all the culture of his own that later they will teach his own.


The struggle for indigenous peoples to obtain the same rights as other people is incessant and will last until they are achieved. That is why this day serves to teach the world the situation of these populations and as a demand for governments to become aware of how these people live and end the exclusions and have the same rights and opportunities to live and develop in the world as any other citizen. The struggle is also directed towards improving the lives of indigenous women so they can enjoy freedom and live like any other woman on another part of the earth can live.


Each year, URI Latin America & Caribbean joins the celebration of the International Day of Indigenous Women through different activities organized by our Cooperation Circles, which have as members the different indigenous peoples of the region: Kunas, Mapuches, Aymaras, Quinaroes, Mayas, Kollas, among others.


International Day of Peace, September 21

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Since 1981, every 21st of September the International Day of Peace is celebrated annually around the world. The General Assembly has declared this date a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both among all nations and all peoples, as well as among the members of each.


The United Nations invites all nations and all peoples to respect the cessation of hostilities during this Day and to commemorate this date by means of education and public awareness initiatives on peace issues.


Each year URI Latin America & Caribbean joins the celebration of the International Day of Peace through the realization of different activities with children, young people, women and sages that realize our Circles of Cooperation in each of their localities.


Unity Day, October 24

United Nations Day is celebrated on October 24, 1948. It marks the anniversary of the entry into force of the Charter of the United Nations in 1945. It marks the ratification of this founding document of the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially entered into force.


Since 2001, Uri Latin America & The Caribbean has been chosen every year to join Humanitys Team on October 24th through our United Nations Cooperation Circle that operates in Argentina in celebration of this day. A day that people, communities and nations dedicate humanity to celebrate, talk and experience what we are like, always recognizing and respecting our beautiful cultural diversity. A day to unite for the greater good of the Human Family.


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