International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

In 1997, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 26 as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a day to commemorate those who have suffered mercilessly at the hands of their captors. It serves as a reminder that, according to international...
The Leaders of Tomorrow: Where Are They Today?

The Leaders of Tomorrow: Where Are They Today?

An 18th Century proverb reads: “We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.” Though the author’s identity has been lost from the annals of time, the words still ring true; an epidemic of neglect afflicts the world’s...
World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is observed internationally on June 20 to raise awareness for refugees and internally displaced persons worldwide. Created by a United Nations General Assembly resolution in December 2000, it was first celebrated in 2001 to mark the 50th anniversary...