International Human Solidarity Day
The Sustainable Development Agenda is centered on people & planet, underpinned by human rights and supported by a global partnership determined to lift people out of poverty, hunger and disease. It will, thus, be built on a foundation of global cooperation and solidarity.
International Human Solidarity Day is:
- a day to celebrate our unity in diversity;
- a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements;
- a day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity;
- a day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals including poverty eradication;
- a day of action to encourage new initiatives for poverty eradication.
The idea of solidarity that the global body relies on for “cooperation in solving international problems of an economic, social, cultural or humanitarian character,” has led it to believe that international solidarity and cooperation is essential in combating global ills like poverty. Human history tells us many social experiences that contributed to the promotion and improvement of the conditions of individuals, groups and peoples alike, after they reached the efficacy of collective action and human solidarity in times of prosperity and adversity.
In our present time, with the various crises afflicting the international community, an actual need for solidarity emerges under a purely humanitarian title, without taking into account everything that differentiates between human beings, whether skin-color, race, ethnicity, nationalism and other human differences.
Freemuslim calls upon governments and decision makers around the world to fulfill their obligations towards the most pressing issues, especially with regard to conflicts and other current hostilities. Freemuslim also asks the United Nations and affiliated entities to consider new ways to stop the violence between different counties and reduce extremism and violence globally. A short term and long term plan needs to be place in order to achieve tangible results.
We ask Muslims around the world to show solidarity with the oppressed communities and offer hand of support however possible. United we can restore peace and rebuild our societies. Many people are effected around us, only if we start looking more carefully and it is our duty to become positive contributors to the societies we live in.