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11/05/2017

World Migratory Bird Day – The Common Destiny for Wildlife and People

Human Wrongs Watch

10 May 2017 – A healthy planet for migratory birds means a healthy plant for people, as they share the habitats on the Earth, the heads of two United Nations-backed environmental treaties said, marking World Migratory Bird Day.

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White Pelican. Photo: UNEP/AEWA/Sergey Dereliev

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“If we commit ourselves to sustainable development and preserve the habitats that we share with migratory birds, both wildlife and people will benefit, because their future is our future,” said the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Migratory Species (CMS), Bradnee Chambers.

Initiated in 2006, the World Day is celebrated each year to highlight the need for international cooperation to conserve migratory birds and their habitats for the benefit of mankind.

11/05/2017

Buddha’s Message of Compassion ‘Timeless’ – UN Chief on international Day

Human Wrongs Watch

10 May 2017 – Observing the Day of Vesak, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the global community to draw inspiration from the journey of Lord Buddha and embrace his message of compassion.

Buddhist monks meditate at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Nepal. Photo: UN News/Vibhu Mishra

“Born a sheltered prince, Shakyamuni went out into the world to confront and overcome human suffering,” said the Secretary-General in his message on the occasion. “This message of compassion is timeless,” he said.

Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon in the month of May, is the most sacred day to millions of Buddhists around the world.

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