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International Charity Day 2022 | Global Solidarity to Eradicate Poverty

International Day of Charity is celebrated annually on 5th September. This day upholds charitable exertions made to lessen poverty globally. This day also emphasizes the role played by several philanthropic organizations around the world and actions that have created more inclusive and resilient societies.

Grants and contributions by several organizations and businessmen help save and revive the lives of poor people by combating deadly diseases, protecting children, imparting education, providing food security, etc. The day calls upon all members of society to do charitable work and sweeten the lives of others.

The theme of this day for this year is Global Solidarity to Eradicate Poverty. As part of the United Nations 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development, espoused in September 2015, the UN has acknowledged the importance of eliminating poverty in all forms. In the spirit of global solidarity, the 2030 Agenda is focused on how best to meet the needs of the world’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens and acknowledges the role that the private sector must play in supporting the various organizations that have undertaken philanthropic efforts to implement the 2030 Agenda.

On December 17, 2012, the UN-designated September 5 as the International Day of Charity, which was first celebrated in 2013. Also, this day was created by the Hungarian Civil society initiative in 2011 with the support of the Hungarian parliament and Government. 5 September is selected as the Date to celebrate the International Day of Charity because this date commemorates the anniversary of the passing of Mother Teresa who worked tirelessly for the people who are in need, to overcome poverty, distress, and suffering of the poorest in the world.

The charity pays to create inclusive and more resilient societies by creating a sense of ‘togetherness’. It can ease the worst effects of humanitarian crises and supplement public services in health care, education, housing, and child protection.


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