International Human Solidarity Day

The International Day of Human Solidarity was proclaimed in 2006 by the United Nations. It constitutes the very foundation of the UN that was created to “maintain international peace and security” and to promote human rights and economic and social development.

This day wants to:

  • “celebrate our unity in diversity;
  • remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements;
  • raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity;
  • encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication;
  • act to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.”

This day is also an opportunity to recall the importance of solidarity in the achievement of global objectives by promoting consultation and mutual aid.

The solidarity is an important value in the eyes of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM). It has been conveyed and promoted from the very first hours of the foundation of the congregation in 1843.

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