International Days


World Humanitarian Day

For 15 years, every 19 August, the international community has honoured the humanitarian workers around the world who, in extreme and often life-threatening situations, protect children at risk and respond to the urgent needs of families and communities in distress. At SOS Villages d’Enfants Monde, we naturally join in this tribute and think warmly of […]


International Women’s Day

Every year on 8 March we celebrate International Women’s Day. The theme for 2023 is “For an inclusive digital world: innovation and technology for gender equality”. On this occasion, we share with you the story of Yvette, a young ambassador for children’s rights in Benin who grew up in an SOS children’s village. Today she […]


Education, a priority!

The theme of the fifth International Education Day is “Investing in people, making education a priority”. As the international community reaches the halfway point of the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals in 2023, it is clear that their achievement has been hampered by the Covid-19. But education remains a strong lever for accelerating progress in many […]


Dignity, freedom, justice

“We are all born free and equal in dignity and rights”, as stated in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted in 1948 by the United Nations General Assembly. Two years later, a Human Rights Day was included in the international community’s calendar, and has been celebrated every 10 December since then. The theme of […]


World Children’s Day

20 November marks the anniversary of the 1989 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which highlights children as rights holders. This Day is an opportunity for us to call on governments to renew their commitment to children’s rights and to recall that every child, especially those deprived of parental care or at risk […]


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