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September 1, 2013

ROTA To Commemorate September 5th As International Day Of Charity

ROTA_logo.jpgReach Out To Asia (ROTA), Qatar’s leading non-profit organization, has announced to commemorate the UN General Assembly adopted resolution to mark September 5 as International Day of Charity.

ROTA Image.jpgThe UN General Assembly adopted a resolution to designate 5 September, the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa, as the International Day of Charity. The designation of the International Day of Charity will create a universal platform to enhance visibility, organize special events, create synergies and thereby further increase public support for charity.

“Charity can alleviate the worst effects of humanitarian crises, supplement public services in health care, education, housing and child protection. It assists the advancement of culture, science, sports, as well as the protection of cultural and natural heritage. It also promotes the rights of the marginalized and underprivileged and spreads the message of humanity in conflict situations,” said Essa Al Mannai, ROTA Executive Director.

The UN General Assembly adopted resolution invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to commemorate the International Day of Charity in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including through education and public awareness-raising activities.

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