International Happenings of November 2018
In case you missed here are some of the top national and international events that occurred this week …
International Education Week
Every year, The British Council celebrates International Education Week (IEW), which promotes the benefits of international learning, collaboration, and cultural exchange within the UK and around the world.
International Education Week (IEW), November 12-16, 2018 is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.https://iew.state.gov/
During International Education Week, 12-16 November, The British Council focused on global communication and particularly language learning, believing that these skills are more important now than ever in a globalised world. That is why this year’s theme is ‘Be International’.
International Tolerance Day
In 1996, the UN General Assembly invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November, since then the day has become an annual event, championed by the initiative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).
The United Nations has also launched a new campaign to promote tolerance, respect and dignity across the world. TOGETHER is a global campaign that aims to “reduce negative perceptions and attitudes towards refugees and migrants, and to strengthen the social contract between host countries and communities, and refugees and migrants.”
“Tolerance is an act of humanity, which we must nurture and enact each in own lives every day, to rejoice in the diversity that makes us strong and the values that bring us together.”— UNESCO Director-General, Audrey Azoulay
On Friday 16th November 2018, the United Nations Department of Public Information hosted an educational event on the International Day of Tolerance, which featured the 2018 YouTube Creators for Change programme. The event included a screening of international short films from inspirational creators who use YouTube’s global reach to “change conversations around tough issues” to impact the world.
Anti Bullying Week 2018
Anti-Bullying Week 2018 takes place in the UK between November 12th and 16th. The nationwide event is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and is intended to raise awareness of the issue of bullying among children, especially in schools. This year the theme is ‘Choose Respect‘.
The event is open to all ages and everyone is encouraged to get involved in the event and take part in activities that will help to shine a light on the problem of bullying and ways to help resolve the issue.
Self Care Week 2018
Self Care Week is an annual national awareness week run by the NHS that took place between 12-18th November 2018, and focuses on providing support for self care across communities, families and generations.
The Self Care Forum aims to further the reach of self care and embed it into everyday life. Self Care is the actions that individuals take for themselves, on behalf of and with others in order to develop, protect, maintain and improve their health, wellbeing or wellness.http://www.selfcareforum.org/
The targeted campaign aims to provide organisations such as community pharmacies to enable people to take care of their health and wellbeing.