King Solomon International Business School

King Solomon International Business School

Education Excellence & Character Development

Rights Respecting School                                            

 

In May 2020, we were delighted to be awarded the Bronze Award from Unicef as a Rights Respecting School. We are passionate about the rights of all, and know that by embedding this ethos within everything we do here at King Solomon, we are helping to guide the next generation towards a more equal future for everyone. 

Here is a list of the events we will be observing and discussing throughout 2020, and how those events link to the related Article in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

September

World Literacy Day

Date: 8 Sep
What is it: International Literacy Day, UNESCO reminds the international community of the status of literacy and adult learning globally.
Rights Link: Article 29: Goals of education

 International Day of Democracy

Date: 15 Sep
What is it: The International Day of Democracy was established by the UN in 2007 as an opportunity to review the state of democracy in the world. In particular, the day celebrates the values of freedom, respect for human rights and the principle of holding genuine elections by universal suffrage.
Rights Link: Article 12: Respect for the views of the child

 World Peace Day

Date: 21 Sep
What is it: The International Day of Peace was established by the United Nations in 1981 as a day ‘devoted to commemorating and strengthening the ideals of peace both within and among all nations and peoples’.
Rights Link: Article 38: War and armed conflicts

 International Right to Know Day

Date: 28 Sep
What is it: The aim of Right to Know Day is to raise awareness of every individual’s right of access to government-held information: the right to know how elected officials are exercising power and how tax-payers’ money is being spent.
Rights Link: Article 17: Access to information from the media

 

October

World Habitat Day

Date: 1 Oct
What is it: The day is intended as an opportunity to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It is also intended to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
Rights Link: Article 27: Adequate standard of living; Article 26: Social security

 Black History Month

Date: 1 – 31 Oct
What is it: Black History Month, also known as African-American History Month in America, is an annual observance in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom for remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African diaspora.
Rights Link: Article 30: Children from minority or indigenous groups

 International Day of Non-Violence

Date: 2 Oct
What is it: Established by the United Nations, the International Day of Non-Violence is held on the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The Day is an occasion to ‘disseminate the message of non-violence, including through education and public awareness’.
Rights Link: Article 19: Protection from violence, abuse and neglect

 World Teachers Day

Date: 5 Oct
What is it: The day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Its aim is to mobilise support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers.
Rights Link: Article 29: Goals of education

 World Mental Health Day

Date: 10 Oct
What is it: The World Health Organisation recognises World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year. This year’s theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is psychological first aid and the support people can provide to those in distress.
Rights Link: Article 24: Health and health services; Article 25: Review of treatment in care

 International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Date: 13 Oct
What is it: Day aims to to raise awareness about what we can all do to reduce our risk of disasters from earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes.
Rights Link: Article 27: Adequate standard of living

 World Food Day

Date: 16 Oct
What is it: World Food Day is a day of action against hunger because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero. World Food Day celebrates the creation of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) on October 16, 1945 in Quebec, Canada.
Rights Link: Article 6: Life, survival and development; Article 24: Health and health services

 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

Date: 17 Oct
What is it: This day aims to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries – a need that has become a development priority.
Rights Link: Article 26: Social security

 Anti-Slavery Day

Date: 18 Oct
What is it: Modern-day slavery as child trafficking, forced labour, domestic servitude and trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Rights Link: Article 35: Abduction, sale and trafficking

 United Nations Day

Date: 24 Oct
What is it: United Nations Day is devoted to highlighting the aims and achievements of the United Nations.
Rights Link: Article 4: Implementation of the Convention

 November

Armistice Day

Date: 11 Nov
What is it: Day commemorates the signing of the armistice between the Allies and Germany at 11 am on 11 November 1918 – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month.
Rights Link: Article 38: War and armed conflicts

 Anti-Bullying Week

Date: 12 – 16 Nov
What is it: Anti-Bullying Week is an annual UK event in the third week in November which aims to raise awareness of bullying of children and young people, in schools and elsewhere, and to highlight ways of preventing and responding to it.
Rights Link: Article 2: Non-discrimination

 Tolerance Day

Date: 16 Nov
What is it: This day focuses on educating people about the need for tolerance in society and helping them understand the negative effects of intolerance.
Rights Link: Article 2: Non-discrimination

 

 Children in Need

Date: 16 Nov
What is it: The BBC’s Children in Need appeal is held each year on a Friday in November. The focus of the appeal is the Children in Need telethon, a whole evening of entertainment featuring various celebrities, but many other events and fundraising activities take place around the country.
Rights Link: Article 24: Health and health services

 Toilet Day

Date: 19 Nov
What is it: This is the day to raise awareness about all the people who do not have access to a toilet, and the urgent need to end the sanitation crisis.
Rights Link: Article 6: Life, survival and development; Article 24: Health and health services

 Universal Children’s Day

Date: 20 Nov
What is it: Universal Children’s Day was established by the United Nations in 1954 to encourage understanding between children and promote children’s welfare around the world. It is held on 20 November, the same day the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child in 1959 and signed the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.
Rights Link: Whole convention

 December

Day for Abolition of Slavery

Date: 2 Dec
What is it: The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery recalls the date of the adoption by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others of 2 December 1949.
Rights Link: Article 35: Abduction, sale and trafficking

 International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Date: 3 Dec
What is it: The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is a day to celebrate and acknowledge the experience and capabilities of people with disabilities, and also a chance for people and organisations all over the world to focus on measures to support greater integration and equality for people with disabilities.
Rights Link: Article 23: Children with a disability

 Human Rights Day

Date: 10 Dec
What is it: The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) on 10 December 1948 – the first global enunciation of human rights.
Rights Link: Article 4: Implementation of the Convention

 International Migrants Day

Date: 18 Dec
What is it: This day aims to recognise the efforts, contributions and rights of migrants.
Rights Link: Article 10: Family reunification

 International Human Solidarity Day

Date: 20 Dec
What is it: In 2005, the General Assembly of the United Nations identified solidarity as one of the fundamental values that should underlie international relations in the 21st century.
Rights Link: Article 26: Social security