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PRESS RELEASE: UNA NIGERIA MARKS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY 2021

UNA NIGERIA MARKS INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY 2021
Donates packets of food items to Love Orphanage Home.

The United Nations Association of Nigeria (UNAN) will be marking the International day of Charity which is today, the 5th of September, 2021. The International Day of Charity was established by the United Nations with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others, through volunteering and philanthropic activities.

The date of 5th September, was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”

Mrs. Joan Agha, the Association’s President, emphasized that UNA Nigeria is dedicated to the goals of the International Day of Charity. The United Nations Association of Nigeria is a member of the World Federation of United Nations Associations (WFUNA). The United Nations Association (UNA) is a non-governmental organization that works to improve the relationship between people in member countries and the United Nations, develop public understanding of the UN and its operations, and promote the UN’s overall aims.

In her speech, the President focused on the benefits of charity and how it may help bridge the divide between Nigerians of all ethnic backgrounds. She remarked that generosity is an expression of love that all Nigerians speak in the same language, regardless of religion, creed, or ethnicity.

She asked Nigerians and non-profit organizations to draw inspiration from Mother Theresa’s life and times in order to continue to make a good difference in the lives of the less fortunate.

In keeping with this, UNA Nigeria will commemorate this day on September 7th by donating various food items to the Love Orphanage Home in Magodo.

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