On 23 July, the United Nations Postal Administration announced the release of new “Sport for Peace” stamps and souvenir sheets to mark the start of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The United Nations will observe World Autism Awareness Day (2 April) with a global virtual event on the theme “Inclusion in the Workplace: Challenges and Opportunities in a Post-Pandemic World”.
The United Nations will mark the 2021 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade on 25 March under the theme “Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: A Global Imperative for Justice”.
The United Nations Department of Global Communications has organized the first virtual and joint Commemoration Programme in observance of the International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust, to be screened on Wednesday, 27 January, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, 18 November, the United Nations will host an online round‑table discussion, entitled "Radio and reconstruction".
The United Nations will host an online discussion entitled “Unveiling the Past” on 19 November, at 10 a.m. EST. The speakers will consider the significance of the preservation of burial grounds of those enslaved by the transatlantic slave trade, the ethical questions raised in disturbing these sacred grounds, and the challenges facing historians writing the history of the transatlantic slave trade and histories of the men, women and children lost to this brutal practice.
The United Nations and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) will host a discussion entitled, “Holocaust education in crisis? Challenges and responses”, at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, 10 November.
To commemorate the November Pogrom of 1938, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Global Communications Melissa Fleming will join Heiko Maas, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Germany, to open the online exhibition “Seven Places in Germany”.
The United Nations Department of Peace Operations announced that Chief Inspector Doreen Malambo of Zambia, currently serving in the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) will be named the 2020 United Nations Woman Police Officer of the Year.
The United Nations will host a workshop and discussion entitled “Educating against Racism” on 29 October at 10 a.m. EDT. The programme will explore how education and educators can challenge racism and prejudice - legacies of histories of oppression, atrocity crimes and genocide. The programme will illustrate how teachers might facilitate difficult conversations about identity, discrimination, racism and prejudice, and support students to respond with empathy and action.