ISLAMABAD (APP) The United Nations International Human Solidarity Day is marked on December 20 across the globe to remind people of the importance of solidarity in working towards eradicating poverty. On December 22, 2005, the UN General Assembly proclaimed that it is felt that the promotion of a culture of solidarity and the spirit of sharing was important in combating poverty. The event aimed to raise peoples awareness of the importance of advancing the international development agenda and promoting global understanding of the value of human solidarity. On International Human Solidarity Day, governments are reminded of their commitments to international agreements on the need for human solidarity as an initiative to fight against poverty. People are encouraged to debate on ways to promote solidarity and find innovative methods to help eradicate poverty. Activities may include: promoting campaigns on issues such as banning land mines, making health and medication accessible to those in need, relief efforts to help those who suffered the effects of natural or human-made disasters, achieving universal education, fighting against poverty, corruption and terrorism. The day is promoted through all forms of media including magazine articles, speeches at official events, and web blogs from groups, individuals or organizations committed to universal solidarity.