World Day Against Child Labour 12 June

© Adam Lai ‘Durban Call to Action’: action against child labour , concerns that existing
 progress has slowed, is threatened by the COVID-19  pandemic, armed
conflict,  food, environmental,  humanitarian crises.      Press R. | 20May,2022
Child labour 
deprives children of their childhood, 
•	 mentally, physically, socially, morally dangerous,
harmful to children; 
•	interferes with their schooling
At the time of Covid we must: 
Protect children from child labour more than ever

Journée mondiale contre le travail des enfants  

Le ‘travail des enfants’ 
prive les enfants de leur enfance:
•	mentalement, physiquement, socialement /moralement dangereux , nocif pour enfants; 
•	interfère avec leur scolarité 
Agir maintenant a cause de Covid: mettre fin au travail des enfants!

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development- 21 May

For Ukraine, its people and culture

The Banner of Peace
Pax Cultura Roerich 1935 – Doradus, Wikimedia

‘Where there is Peace, there is Culture; 
Where there is Culture, there is Peace.’ 
                        Nicholas Roerich

With the present dramatic destructions of lives and cultures, borders and buildings we commemorate this week The Pax Cultura Pact signed in 1935 by ethnic Russian Roerich with FD Roosevelt ‘for protection of cultural property during armed conflicts.’ 

In 2001 the UN instituted Diversity Day, a time for Cultural Diversity 
for Dialogue and Development for people to understand, value and share information on one another’s Cultural worth and treasures. This day was created after the destruction of the statues of Buddha, in Bamiyan, Afghanistan. 

International Jazz Day 2022, program

A call for peace and unity in the world

International Jazz Day online. April 30, 2022.  Great live-streaming concert

(H Hancock, M. Miller, Y. Sun Nah etc.)  List at All-Star Global Concert

Jazz carries a universal message with the power to strengthen dialogue,

  our understanding of each other, and our mutual respect. As the world

  is affected by multiple crises and conflicts this international day highlights

  how much music and culture can contribute to peace.”

UNESCO A Azoulay, Dir.-Gen  

Free at From France 23h or Australia 9am AEST May 1           

UNESCO’s website,, UN’s online TV channels.

International Women’s Day 08/03

100Words from Women Writers                     					                                 

  Don’t ever think that just because you do things differently, you’re wrong.
                              Gail Tsukiyama
              The most common way people give up their power is 
                    by thinking they don’t have any.
                              Alice Walker 

         I do not see myself as a footnote to someone else’s life.
                             Martha Gellhorn

      Our histories cling to us. We are shaped by where we come from.
                        Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

           It’s where we go, and what we do when we get there,
                   that tells us who we really are.
                            Joyce Carol Oates               

Happy World Radio Day

BILINGUE: Anglais et Francais 13 February/13 Février

        UNICEF/Nahom Tesfaye  A young boy in Ethiopia takes lessons
        via the radio, which are being broadcast across the country.
Happy World Radio Day

One morning in 1969 in Zambia I entered my classroom at the remote
Mwinilunga High School which had no television or electricity, with a 
two-band battery radio so that my students would hear the momentous 
moon landing. The BBC crackle  was bad. I switched over to a French-
speaking station.  The radio announcer’s voice came through the static.  
I could just hear the French version of the astronaut’s words and 
translated for my students: 
    ‘One small footstep for man and a giant footstep for humanity’.
The class cheered, not at my translation, but because Neil Armstrong 
walked on the Moon. 

Bonne Journée de la Radio

Un jour en 1969 en Zambie, je suis rentrée dans ma classe à Mwinilunga 
High School, école secondaire isolée ou il n’y avait ni télévision ni
électricité. Je tenais à la main ma radio pour faire écouter à mes étudiantes 
l’atterrissage sur la lune. Puisque la  BBC faisait trop de craquements, 
j’avais changé pour écouter une station en Français. Ayant réussi à entendre 
la voix d’un commentateur malgré la statique, j’ai pu écouter la version 
française des mots de l’astronaute et je les ai traduits pour mes étudiantes:
   ‘One small footstep for man and a giant footstep for humanity’. 
La classe a applaudi pas ma traduction mais le fait que Neil Armstrong avait marché sur la Lune.


International Logic Day / Journee Internationale de la Logique


I’m ready for January 14, the International Logic Day

I  agree with logic but I don’t believe in an absolute truth.

Actions and beliefs aren’t always true if they are logical.

You need to consider all consequences before declaring an experience true

This applies to all extreme possibilities, logical or not.

For example, I love this dog doesn’t imply I  love all dogs.

I hate dogs doesn’t mean I won’t like a specific small poodle.

I hate fighting doesn’t mean I can’t indulge in a bout of fencing.

I could be found to be fighting a poodle that I love.

and in French

Je m’apprête à la Journée Internationale de la Logique

J’accepte la logique mais dénie la vérité absolue.

Les actions et croyances, même logiques, ne sont pas toujours vraies.

Il faut considérer toutes conséquences avant de déclarer une expérience vraie

et les cas de toutes possibilités extrêmes, logiques ou pas.

Par exemple, j’aime ce chien ne démontre pas que j’aime tous les chiens.

Je déteste les chiens ne signifie pas que je ne puisse aimer un certain petit caniche.

Je déteste me battre n’empêche pas que je me permette un combat d’escrime

Je pourrais me battre avec un caniche que j’aime.

International Drabble

O 22, here we come!
Instead of Happy New Year in your language, and because I learnt 
the word for ‘Good’ in many languages, I will try a way of wishing different people in Europe: French, Swedish, Finnish, Italian, Spanish, Greek, Irish, Polish, Russian; East Africa Swahili; Australia Wongatha, Ngarluma, Kaurna; PNG Tok Pisin, Motu; and Asia Bahasa Malay to have a Good 2022!
Bon 2022, Bra 2022, Hyvä 2022, Buono 2022, Bueno 2022, Kalos 2022,
Go maith 2022, Dobry 2022, Horosho 2022; Nzuri 2022; Palya 2022,
Marni 2022, Waba 2022; Gutpela 2022, 2022 Namo; Baik 2022.
[Comments are welcome]