Welcome to EPACHA's

Special Announcements - 2020

Make sure to check back for additional updates!

As America's Independence Day is 

"Celebrated"

at Mount Rushmore on July 4, 2020 

Let's all reflect on the long History of . . .

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Our Nation's Indigenous Citizens

Learn more on the following web pages:

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Make Sure to Visit EPACHA's  "Indigenous Native Americans" web page at: 

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 44TH REG. SESSION 

30 JUNE - 17 JULY 2020

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Courtesy, UNITED NATIONS

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Global Citizen and The European Commission

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A Campaign to Ensure COVID-19

Treatment

Tune in to Change the World:  June 27, 2020

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Celebrating 75 Years

United States President

Harry S Truman

signs the

United Nations Charter

26 June 1945 - 26 June 2020

Happy Father's Day!

June 21, 2020

To All of Humanity's Father's

Around the World

Many Thanks" 

for all the good you do!

- EPACHA Foundation - 

World Refugee Day

June 20, 2020

Theme: 

Every Action Counts!

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Courtesy, United Nations - UNHCR

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What is "JUNETEENTH?"

"Freedom at Last!"

Must See Video:  JUNE 19th:  Time to Learn.

Video Courtesy, minnesotahistory

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15 JUNE - 19 JUNE 2020

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World Day  AGAINST Child Labor!

June 12, 2020

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Courtesy, United Nations - ILO

  Learn more on the following web page:

World Oceans Day

Our Ocean is Our Future

June 8, 2020

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Courtesy, United Nations - Grant Thomas / Coral Reef Image Bank.

Courtesy, UNESCO

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World Environment Day

June 5, 2020

Time for Nature

Nature is sending us a clear message.

As we work to build back better, let’s put nature where

it belongs -- at the heart of our decision making.

On this World Environment Day, it’s . . .

Time for Nature.

Learn more on the following web page:

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF UN PEACEKEEPERS - 5/29/2020

 THEME  

Women in Peacekeeping:  A Key to Peace

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Courtesy, United Nations

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Remembering With Gratitude . . .

Those Who Honorably Served and Sacrificed

  Memorial Day - May 25, 2020

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Although "Memorial Day" is set aside

for those who braved battlefields

with honor & pride . . .

Every day should be a special day

of remembrance and deepest 

gratitude for victories won 

near and far for the sake of 

"Freedom's Eternal Star."

- EPACHA Foundation -

What is being done about

" Biodiversity?"

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Biological Diversity 2020

May 22

Courtesy, United Nations

Learn more on the following web page:

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Courtesy, UNDP - Reef fish and corals in the waters of the Seychelles archipelago

Cool School Learning Tools for . . .

 Kids!

Hi Kids! Are you keeping up with

your school work at home?  

During this time of the

Corona Virus [COVID-19] - 

"staying home for safety," 

learning at home can

be a fun-filled

adventure!

Click below to discover some

"Cool School Learning Tools for Kids!"

Mobilizing the World Through Giving on

May 5, 2020

GIVING TUESDAY MAY 5, 2020 FOR CORONA VI

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity

that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to

the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020

#GivingTuesday – as an

emergency response to the unprecedented

need caused by Corona Virus [COVID-19]

Learn more on the following web page:

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT:

 Sudan bans female genital mutilation,

UNICEF vows to help support new law

May 2020

Courtesy, UNICEF

Is your governing entity banning . . .

the "horrific crime" of 

 Female Genital Mutilation?!

Learn more on the following web pages:

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END FGM NOW . . . FOR ALL!

World Malaria Day

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Is the World continuing

to work toward . . .

 "ZERO MALARIA?"

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Celebrating . . .

International Mother

Earth Day

April 22, 2020

"We must act decisively to protect our planet from both the coronavirus and

the existential threat of climate disruption."

Quote Courtesy, UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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A young child participates in a plant workshop organized by UNDP Peru and FAO in Ayacucho, Peru

April 4, 2020

Courtesy, United Nations

The tragedy of the COVID-19 pandemic has made it impossible, this year, for us to gather in countries, across the world, to mark International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and to celebrate with community activities and events.

Now, more than ever, compassion and international assistance are needed. As such, we would like to express our deep solidarity with all those who are fighting against and affected by this dreadful virus. It will be conquered!

The mine action sector has always understood the importance of combining our efforts to eradicate the horrors, whether they are viruses or explosive hazards of war, that have plagued mankind. It is part of our DNA. Thus, we hasten to assure you that our commitment to continue to work to rid the world of explosive hazards has not faltered. We remain resolute!

On this April 4th, 2020, our special gratitude goes to all mine action personnel, UNMAS staff and others, who, in over 30 mine-affected countries, help rehabilitate health care facilities, keep access routes open for humanitarian workers, medical staff and peacekeepers and who enable communities to reach them safely.

Be blessed. Stay strong and healthy.

Text Quote Courtesy, United Nations

Agnès Marcaillou, Director, United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

Daniel Craig, UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards

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World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2020

"On World Autism Awareness Day, we recognize and celebrate the rights of persons with autism.  This year’s observance takes place in the midst of a public health crisis unlike any other in our lifetimes — a crisis that places persons with autism at disproportionate risk as a result of the corona virus and its impact on society. 

Persons with autism have the right to self-determination, independence and autonomy, as well as the right to education and employment on an equal basis with others.  But the breakdown of vital support systems and networks as a result of COVID-19 exacerbates the obstacles that persons with autism face in exercising these rights. We must ensure that a prolonged disruption caused by the emergency does not result in rollbacks of the rights that persons with autism and their representative organizations have worked so hard to advance."

Above Quote Courtesy, UN Secretary-General António Guterres

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International Day of Remembrance

for the

Victims of Slavery & the

Transatlantic Slave Trade

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2020 Theme:

“Confronting Slavery’s Legacy

of Racism Together”

"We need to raise our voices against all expressions of racism and instances of racist behaviour. We urgently need to dismantle racist structures and reform racist institutions.

We can only move forward by confronting the racist legacy of slavery together."

Courtesy, United Nations

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World Water Day

March 22, 2020

Courtesy, United Nations -  Children carrying a water container in Jowhar, Somalia (2013) - Photo Credit Tobin Jones

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It's Time to Celebrate, Appreciate &

Diligently Care for . . .

Our Precious Forests!

International Day of Forests

March 21, 2020

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Photo Courtesy, United Nations - Photo Credit: Jessica Kerr

Forests are home to about 80% of the world’s terrestrial biodiversity, like this owl perched  on a tree branch. The photo was part of a UNEP contest on forests.

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 International Women's Day

It's Time to Proudly . . .

"Celebrate"

March 8, 2019

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Samira, a Syrian refugee is one of the head fabric cutters at the ‘Oasis Center for Resilience and Empowerment of Women and Girls’ operated by UN Women in the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan.

Women Around the World!

Courtesy, United Nations - Learn more - Click Below:

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5 MARCH 2020

Courtesy, NATO 

" Fifty years ago today, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) entered into force. We, as NATO Allies, celebrate this visionary Treaty and its remarkable achievements. The NPT remains the essential bulwark against the spread of nuclear weapons, the cornerstone of the global non-proliferation and disarmament architecture, and the framework for international cooperation in sharing the benefits of the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, science, and technology. Allies remain strongly committed to full implementation of the NPT in all its aspects. . .  "

 Quote Courtesy, NATO - Read full text on the following web page:

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SESSION 43

24 FEBRUARY - 20 MARCH 2020

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February 14-16, 2020 • New York City, USA

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It’s Time: Youth for Global Impact

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Do You Know About . . .

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Howard University, Washington, D.C.

February 13 - 16, 2020

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What are you waiting for?

Click below . . . Start Learning more!

NATO's International Model Conference

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Is the world  " taking action"  to

ensure the development

and sustainability of 

"cities and human settlements?"

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The Tenth Session of the World Urban Forum (WUF 10)

is held from 8-13 February 2020 in Abu Dhabi,

United Arab Emirates.  This is the first time

that an Arab country hosts the world’s

most important conference

on cities and human settlements.

Learn more on the following web page: