International Day of Charity

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International Day of Charity
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International Day of Charity

September 5th is observed as the International Day of Charity, dedicated to commemorating the passing of Mother Teresa. This day serves as a global platform to raise awareness and engage in various charity-related activities.

The United Nations General Assembly officially designated September 5 as the International Day of Charity through a resolution passed on December 17, 2012. The choice of this date pays tribute to Mother Teresa, renowned for her charitable work, compassion, and contributions to aiding the destitute. In 1979, she was honored with the Nobel Peace Prize for her endeavors to alleviate poverty and suffering.

Furthermore, the day recognizes the vital role played by the private sector, civil society organizations, and philanthropic entities in advancing the goals of the new Agenda.