Dia da Cruz Vermelha Brasileira
(Brazilian Red Cross). Already in 1907, Dr. Joaquim de Oliveira Botelho, inspired by what he saw in other countries, had the idea of establishing a Brazilian Red Cross Organization. On 5 December 1908, the ‘Estatutos da Sociedade’ (Statutes) were approved in a meeting in Rio de Janeiro. The first president was Oswaldo Cruz.
Dia Internacional dos Voluntários para o Desenvolvimento Econômico e Social
(International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development). The International Volunteer Day for Social and Economic Development (IVD), established by the UN General Assembly to be commemorated on 5 December every year, is about telling the world what volunteers and volunteer-involving organizations achieve for peace and sustainable development.
Dia Internacional do Voluntário
(International Volunteer Day). The IVD was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly through Resolution 40/212 on 17 December 1985. Since then, governments, the UN system and civil society organizations have successfully joined volunteers around the world to celebrate the Day on 5 December.
Theme for 2013:
YOUNG. GLOBAL. ACTIVE
Death of writer Humberto de Campos.
Death of Dom Pedro II, former emperor of Brazil in exile
Arrival of Dom Pedro II and his family in Lisbon
They were exiled from Brazil on November 17, shortly after the proclamation of the Brazilian Republic.
Foundation of Cruz Vermelha Brasileira (Brazilian Red Cross).
Creation of Funai (Fundação Nacional do Índio; Brazilian Indian Foundation).
By Adriano Antoine Robbesom © 2007, 2015