Global Insight

World Health Day

During the first meetings to establish the United Nations (UN) in 1945, diplomats agreed on the need to create a health organization to coordinate health affairs within the UN system. Thus, on April 7, 1948, all members of the UN signed a constitution officially...

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World Autism Awareness Day

April 2, 2017 marks the ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD). This year’s theme is “Toward Autonomy and Self-Determination.” WAAD, created by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007, is a day dedicated to raising awareness about Autism Spectrum Disorder...

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Backyard Slavery

Slavery, contrary to some people’s understanding, continues to exist in the form of human trafficking. Human trafficking is the forced exploitation of an individual, which includes offenses such as forced labor, sex, servitude, organ removal, and other abuses, and is...

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World Water Day

Every year on March 22 we celebrate World Water Day—a day introduced by the United Nations to highlight life’s ultimate necessity and the growing need of improved access to clean water for over 2 billion people. “Wastewater” is this year’s theme and is defined as...

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