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International Day of Charity - A Better World initiative

September 5th - International Day of Charity.

Declared by the United Nations, General Assembly in 2012. The International Day of Charity purpose is to raise awareness and provide a common platform for charity related activities all over the world for individuals, charitable, philanthropic and volunteer organizations for their own purposes on the local, national, regional and international level.

International Day of Charity was conceived as a Hungarian civil society initiative supported by the Hungarian Parliament and Government in 2011, to enhance visibility, organize special events, and in this way to increase solidarity, social responsibility and public support for charity.

The date September 5 was chosen 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."

The 'A Better World' - Human Rights Matter initiative Billboards displayed in Times Square, New York, USA on International Day of Charity.

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