The United Nations Association in Canada’s (UNA-Canada) International Development & Diplomacy Internship Programme (IDDIP) provides successful applicants, known as Junior Professional Consultants (JPCs), with invaluable, demanding, deeply meaningful work experience, as well as a proven bridge to employment. The Programme also provides professional development training & support including: job readiness, professional resume preparation; access to our exclusive mentorship programme before, during and after their deployments.
The United Nations Flag was raised today at Calgary City Hall in observation of Human Rights Day– a day that commemorates the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948.
“On human rights day we speak out, we denounce authorities that deny the rights of any persons or group … we declare that human rights are for everyone”, states Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in this Youtube video released earlier today:
On July 1st, the Canada’s anti-spam legislation (CASL) came into effect to limit companies and organizations from sending unwanted emails or installing unwanted programs onto people’s computers. Under this legislation, companies and organizations that sell products and services have until 2017 to obtain “explicit” consent from email recipients (that is, recipients must opt-in to continue receiving commercial electronic messages). However, this new legislation covers “commercial” electronic messages only (if a transaction does not happen, CASL does not apply), and fundraising emails from charities are exempt.
On January 27 of each year, the United Nations (UN) remembers the Holocaust that affected many people during World War II, and the millions of members of groups systematically murdered by Nazi Germans. Of the 11 million killed, were Jews, Poles, Soviet prisoners of war, Afro-Germans, Romanies, people with disabilities, political dissidents, Jehovah’s Witnesses, gay men and women, and those who opposed the Nazi regime.
January 27th also marks the anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi German Concentration and Extermination Camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau by the Soviet troops on in 1945.
On November 1, 2005, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution 60/7, which established January 27 as the International Holocaust Remembrance Day to:
It is hoped that through remembering these events, people will remember the Holocaust and prevent genocide.
The 2014 observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust is centred around the theme “Journeys through the Holocaust”. This theme recalls the various journeys taken during this dark period, from deportation to incarceration to freedom, and how this experience transformed the lives of those who endured it. These are stories of pain and suffering, yet ultimately also of triumph and renewal, serving as a guiding force for future generations.
You can stop by the Calgary Jewish Community Centre (JCC) anytime between 9 AM and 9 PM and join the Calgary Jewish Federation to commemorate this day. Movie shorts produced by the Azrieli Foundation will be showing all day. You can also pick up a free copy of a Holocaust Survivor’s story
Please refer to the Calgary Jewish Federation website for more information.