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25 September: European School Sport Day
A day dedicated to having fun, to play together, to promote physical activity and health for all. It is the most impactful event in the framework of the European Week of Sport.
- Celebration of European School Sport Day: ESSD 2020 – SGCTIE | Ministry of Education and Vocational Training
5 October: World Teachers’ Day
Linked from: International Day of Education (24 January)
Unesco and the International Labour Organization decided to pay tribute on this date to one of the most valuable professions in any society: teaching. Teachers have the duty and the passion to educate future generations and thus ensure the development of countries.
20 November: Universal Children’s Day
It is a day of celebration for the progress made, but it is above all a day to draw attention to the situation of the most disadvantaged children, to make children”s rights known and to make people aware of the importance of working day by day for their well-being and development.
6 December: Spanish Constitution Day
The 1978 Constitution, approved by the Spanish people in a referendum held on 6 December, came into force on 29 December of the same year. It was drafted on the basis of negotiations and agreements between the different political parties represented in parliament and is the one that governs political and social life in Spain.
11 December: International Mountain Day
Mountains are home to 15 per cent of the world’ss population and approximately half of the world’s biodiversity reserve. They also supply fresh water for more than half of humanity. Conservation is key, as specified in Goal 15 of the SDGs. However, they are threatened by climate change and overexploitation. As mountain glaciers melt, highlanders — among the poorest in the world — face greater difficulties in surviving as a result of natural disasters.
Added to this is the fact that such melting at an unprecedented rate threatens the freshwater supply of millions of people. This is everyone’s problem. Hence, we must reduce our carbon footprint and take care of this natural treasure.
This growing interest in the importance of mountains led the General Assembly to declare 2002 the International Year of Mountains, a factor that prompted the first International Day to be held in 2003.
12 December: Discovery of a supernova from Javalambre Astronomical Observatory
A team of scientists led by the Centro de Estudios de Física del Cosmos de Aragón (CEFCA) discovered on 12 December 2021 a supernova located in the galaxy IIHz4, some 600 million light-years from Earth. The object was detected with the JAST80 telescope of the Observatorio Astrofísico de Javalambre (OAJ), as part of the J-VAR project, which aims to detect and characterise variable objects and phenomena in the Universe. The supernova, designated internally by the scientific team as JVAR21a, has been registered by the International Astronomical Union (IAU) as AT 2021aggv.
18 December: International Migrants Day
Population movements are the result of disasters, economic crises and situations of extreme poverty or conflict, which are increasing in magnitude and frequency. In 2020, there were some 281 million international migrants, corresponding to 3.6 per cent of the world’s population.
All these factors will have a profound impact on the nature and scope of migration in the future, and will determine the strategies and policies that countries will need to implement to harness the potential of migration, while protecting the fundamental human rights of migrants.
6 January: Day dedicated to Aragonese Law
- Foral law introduction | The identity of Aragon
- Virtual Library of Aragonese law
- Legislative Decree 1/2011 of 22 March, of the Government of Aragon, approving, under the title of “Code of Foral Law of Aragon”, the Consolidated text of the Aragonese Civil Laws:
Aragonese law, which is steeped in history and identity, nowadays regulates such important issues in everyday life as the capacity to contract, the relationship between parents and descendants, the civil age of majority, the economic regime of a marriage, the inheritance regime, etc.
11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
In recent decades, the international community has made great efforts to inspire and promote the participation of women and girls in science. However, women continue to face obstacles in science.
In order to achieve full and equal access and participation in science for women and girls, and furthermore to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in 2016.
Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will contribute decisively not only to the world’s economic development, but also to progress on all the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
7 April: World Health Day
WHO estimates that more than 13 million deaths occur each year due to preventable environmental causes, not least the climate crisis, which is the greatest health threat facing humanity.
Our political, social and business decisions are fuelling the climate and health crisis. More than 90% of people breathe unhealthy air as a result of burning fossil fuels. Due to global warming, mosquitoes spread diseases further and faster than ever before. Extreme weather events, land degradation and water scarcity are displacing people and affecting their health. Pollution and plastics reach to the bottom of our deepest oceans, from the highest mountains, and have made their way into our food chain. Highly processed and unhealthy food and drink manufacturing systems are driving a wave of obesity, increasing cancer and heart disease, while generating a third of global greenhouse gas emissions.
1 May: International Workers’ Day
May 1 Should mark the end of violence and harassment in the workplace| Human Rights Watch
Since the end of the 19th century, May Day has been a day of commemoration for the global labour movement, used to make various social and labour demands on behalf of the working classes and, by extension, the vast majority of society. In this claim for workers’ rights, better working conditions are demanded and governments are asked to monitor and strengthen these rights and legislation that recognises them.