Mar 2019 Marking the 21 March 2019 International Day

Hi Leaders,

We wish to bring to you our scheduled three (3) interactive sessions to commemorate the 21 March 2019 International Days activities:

Each session will take place on a different platform and time as follows:

1.      International Day of Forests -Themed “Forests and Education”

Key messages of this year’s theme include:

  1. Understanding our forests and keeping them healthy is crucial for our future
  2. You’re never too young to start learning about trees
  3. Both modern and traditional knowledge are key to keeping forests healthy
  4. Investing in forestry education can change the world for the better
  5. Women and men should have equal access to forest education

This session will be coordinated on our WhatsApp group:

Time: 10AM – 12NOON

Moderators: Elizabeth Somairi (Media Director, -UNESCO YF NG) & Udeh Chiagozie (Deputy Chairperson, Partnership & Resources -UNESCO YF NG)

2.      World Down Syndrome Day -Themed “Leave no one Behind”

All people with Down syndrome must have opportunities to live fulfilling lives, included on a full and equal basis with others, in all aspects of society. The 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development, a global plan of action for people, planet and prosperity, pledges that “no one will be left behind”.

#LeaveNoOneBehind #WorldDownSyndromeDay #WDSD19

This session will focus on sensitization and awareness. It will be coordinated on our Facebook Page:

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Moderators: Emmanuel Osaghae (Program Officer 1. -UNESCO YF NG), Hannah David (Pharmacologist/Public Speaker) & Odunze Eberechukwu (Deputy Chairperson, Social Inclusion & Engagement -UNESCO YF NG)

3.      International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination -Themed “Mitigating and Countering Rising Nationalist Populism & Extreme Supremacist ideologies”

Racist extremist movements based on ideologies that seek to promote populist, nationalist agendas are spreading in various parts of the world, fuelling racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia, and related intolerance, often targeting migrants and refugees as well as people of African descent.

Human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights and have the potential to contribute constructively to the development and well-being of their societies. The UN resolution emphasizes that any doctrine of racial superiority is scientifically false, morally condemnable, socially unjust and dangerous and must be rejected, together with theories that attempt to determine the existence of separate human races.

This session will be coordinated on our Website Forum:

Time: 6PM – 8PM

Moderators: Ugomma Deborah (Secretary, -UNESCO YF NG) & David Osaghae (Chairperson, -UNESCO YF NG)


Please invite peers to join these sessions and share in marking this day!

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