Youthpass, the European tool to improve the recognition of the learning outcomes of young people and youth workers/leaders, from their participation in projects supported by the EU Youth in Action Programme, was launched in July 2007. The new European Union Erasmus+ Programme (2014-2020) will also contain Youthpass and offers new perspectives and frameworks for it.

The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honors the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.

The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children's Day in 1925.

Tobacco kills nearly six million people each year, out of them more than 600 000 are non-smokers dying from breathing smoke, smoking passively.

Author: Busra Sentepe
Princess Diana was taking a walk in Angola in 1997, the field wasn't planted with seeds, it was full of mines. She travelled there to raise international attention to the suffering of land mine victims. In 1997 it was the first time to create awareness about mines when she took the step. Since then, lots of things in this regard were made on behalf of awareness, "April 4, International Mine Awareness Day" is one of them.

I had a dream few days ago. I was a 10 year old child and black and we were living in Africa. It was in the middle of night when our door opened suddenly and I was so afraid. Some white men came in with guns in their hands. They took my father and my mother. I was hiding behind the table so they couldn’t see me. I remember that I was crying, I wanted to scream but I couldn't. When I woke up I was sweating and I was also crying.

Author: Busra Sentepe


The United Nations' (UN) World Day of Social Justice is annually observed on February 20 (On November 26, 2007) to promote new ideas and youth power on developing full employment and to show support for social equality. Celebration of World Day of Social Justice started in 2007 (officially since 2009).

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