The International Day of Human Solidarity is celebrated world wide on the 20th of December. It was established by the United Nations in 2005 to highlight the importance of solidarity, especially regarding the alleviation of poverty.
On International Human Solidarity Day, governments are reminded of their commitments to international agreements on the need for human solidarity. People are encouraged to debate on ways to promote solidarity and find innovative methods to help eradicate poverty.
Activities may include promoting campaigns on issues such as: banning land mines, making health and medication accessible to those in need, relief efforts to help those who suffered the effects of natural or human-made disasters, achieving universal education, fighting against poverty and corruption and terrorism.