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World Oceans Day 2013 - Oceans and People

World Oceans Day 2013 - Oceans and People

Posted Sat, 08 Jun 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

All the fish in the sea couldn't tell you the enormous significance of marine ecosystems and the effects we are just discovering that they have on the atmosphere, climate and of course, global warming. Celebrate the magnificent ocean today!

World Oceans Day 2013 - Oceans and People

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29th May

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29th May

Posted Wed, 29 May 2013 11:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The International Day of United Nations Peace Keepers was first celebrated on 29th May 2003. Its dual purpose is to honour the memories of UN peacekeepers who have lost their lives in the cause of peace and to pay tribute to the men and women who continue to serve in UN peacekeeping operations around the world.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29th May

Water ,water, every - where are you?

Water ,water, every - where are you?

Posted Sun, 26 May 2013 19:07:25 GMT by Colin Ricketts

While millions bathe at their leisure in spas and enjoy healthy water and diet, billions already savour the future of a dry world with little to drink!

Water ,water, every - where are you?

International Day of Families - 15th May

International Day of Families - 15th May

Posted Wed, 15 May 2013 10:44:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Family-related provisions are usually important components of UN policy decisions since they form part of an integrated comprehensive approach to development. UN International Day of Families has been celebrated on 15th May every year since 1995. It can be celebrated in many ways, but whatever the emphasis might be, it is important to remember that the family unit has great value and is something that should be cherished.

International Day of Families - 15th May

3rd May - World Press Freedom Day

3rd May - World Press Freedom Day

Posted Fri, 03 May 2013 07:22:23 GMT by Michael Evans

Press freeom is vital to democracy. A free, independent and pluralistic media environment, online and offline, must be one in which journalists, media workers, and social media producers can work safely and independently without the fear of being threatened or even killed. It needs to be an environment where attacks, intimidations, harassments, abductions, arbitrary imprisonments, and threats are the exceptions and not the norm.

3rd May - World Press Freedom Day

The UN International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The UN International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Posted Mon, 25 Mar 2013 11:24:00 GMT by Michael Evans

On 25th March each year the United Nations International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade honours the lives of those who died as a result of slavery, or who experienced the horrors of the transatlantic slave trade. The day also presents an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the dangers of racism and prejudice. The theme for 2013 is Forever Free: Celebrating Emancipation when tribute will be paid to all those who worked tirelessly to overturn the acceptance of the slave trade as an institution that was legitimate and moral.

The UN International Day of Remembrance of Slavery Victims and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Posted Thu, 21 Mar 2013 08:22:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21st March. It marks the anniversary of what has become known as the Sharpeville Massacre, when on 21st March 1960 South African police opened fire on demonstrators who were a peacefully protesting about the country's apartheid 'pass laws'. In a statement to observe the Day, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Ms Navi Pillay said, "We mark the anniversary to remember also the millions of people around the world who today are still victims of racism and racial discrimination".

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Women's Day - 8th March 2013

International Women's Day - 8th March 2013

Posted Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:39:00 GMT by Michael Evans

It is a hundred years since the first truly International Women’s Day and during that time great progress has been made with respect to the rights of women. Although women now hold high government office, have been into space, piloted aircraft, captained passenger liners, fought alongside men in the military forces, areas of discrimination still remain.International Women’s Day gives us the chance to highlight those areas that still need to be addressed.

International Women's Day - 8th March 2013

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - 4th March

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - 4th March

Posted Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:02:49 GMT by Michael Evans

Sexual exploitation is capable of destroying the lives of countless people every year, but it is a trade that can only function as a result of the perverse demands of others. The answer is to eliminate these demands and there will no longer be any need for supply, but that is a very uphill task. Having a special day presents the opportunity of raising the international profile of the problem.

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - 4th March

International Mother Language Day - 21st February

International Mother Language Day - 21st February

Posted Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:24:11 GMT by Michael Evans

On 21st February each year the world's linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism is celebrated by International Mother Language Day. Mother tongues are representative of the linguistic and cultural traditions of peoples throughout the world. They are capable of inspiring solidarity based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue and should be celebrated, cherished and safeguarded.

International Mother Language Day - 21st February

The World Day of Social Justice - 20th February

The World Day of Social Justice - 20th February

Posted Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:39:01 GMT by Michael Evans

In 1995 world leaders pledged to make the conquest of poverty, the goal of full employment and the fostering of social integration the overriding objectives of development. This was known as the Copenhagen Declaration. Following a UN declaration in 2007, the first World Day of Social Justice was observed in 2009. World Day of Social Justice is an opportunity to show support for the eradication of poverty, the promotion of full employment, respect for all human rights, decent work, gender equality, access to social well-being and justice for all.

The World Day of Social Justice - 20th February

World Radio Day - 13th February 2013

World Radio Day - 13th February 2013

Posted Wed, 13 Feb 2013 12:17:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Radio is widely accessible, is relatively cheap and very easy to use. It has the power to reach remote communities and vulnerable people: the illiterate, the disabled, women, young people and the poor. It can offer a platform to intervene in the public debate, irrespective of people’s educational level. Sadly it is said that up to a billion people worldwide still do not have access to radio. This must be yet another challenge for the first World Radio Day on Wednesday 13th February.

World Radio Day - 13th February 2013

International Holocaust Remembrance Day ~ 27th January

International Holocaust Remembrance Day ~ 27th January

Posted Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:45:00 GMT by Michael Evans

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is when we remember the 6 million jews, 2 million Gypsies, 15,000 homosexuals and countless others who perished as a result of the Nazi extermination programme.

International Holocaust Remembrance Day ~ 27th January

Martin Luther King Day

Martin Luther King Day

Posted Mon, 21 Jan 2013 14:07:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Martin Luther King is acknowledged as being the first great mover for Civil Rights in the United States during the mid-20th century. Although he was assassinated at the young age of 39 in 1968, his influence has continued to be felt throughout the world. His achievements have been an inspiration to Civil Rights workers in many countries.

Martin Luther King Day

Global Family Day - 1st January

Global Family Day - 1st January

Posted Tue, 01 Jan 2013 13:59:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Global Family Day gives us a time to focus not only on our own families, but on the worldwide family of the human race. It is only by having a full understanding of our fellow members of the human race that we will all be able to work together to achieve world peace.

Global Family Day - 1st January

International Human Solidarity Day - 20th December

International Human Solidarity Day - 20th December

Posted Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:10:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The world is going through a period of transition and the eradication of global poverty must be a prime objective. In order for this to be achieved there must be solidarity between nations.

International Human Solidarity Day - 20th December

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Orangs threatened again in Sumatra

Posted Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:45:01 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Day of Forests and the Tree

Posted Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:19:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Women's Day 2014

Posted Sat, 08 Mar 2014 09:23:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

World Ocean Summit Report 2014

Posted Tue, 04 Mar 2014 07:50:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Dump fracking or integrate it?

Posted Thu, 13 Feb 2014 15:06:20 GMT by Colin Ricketts

EU moves on renewable energy

Posted Thu, 06 Feb 2014 10:27:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Loggers and land-grabbers should leave SE Asia?

Posted Mon, 27 Jan 2014 08:49:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Cool the planet, or suffer!

Posted Fri, 17 Jan 2014 07:42:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Day for Disaster Reduction

Posted Sun, 13 Oct 2013 10:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

International Day of the Girl (Child)

Posted Fri, 11 Oct 2013 13:38:51 GMT by Paul Robinson

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

Posted Mon, 15 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

International Women's Day - 8th March 2013

Posted Fri, 08 Mar 2013 10:39:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Climate turns nasty on the hill as Republicans prepare to block green agenda

Posted Wed, 09 Mar 2011 20:03:00 GMT by Laura Brown

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears

Posted Tue, 20 Sep 2011 12:35:00 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Kenya Government secures Kshs.9 billion to tackle drought

Posted Sun, 24 Jul 2011 21:23:00 GMT by Peter Kahare

Government announces panel to decide the fate of UK forests

Posted Wed, 23 Mar 2011 08:08:00 GMT by Nikki Bruce

EPA boosts research into E-waste solution

Posted Sun, 01 May 2011 14:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

World Teachers' Day

Posted Sun, 07 Oct 2012 09:34:10 GMT by Michael Evans

World Day of the Fight Against Sexual Exploitation - 4th March

Posted Mon, 04 Mar 2013 14:02:49 GMT by Michael Evans

Dubai waste problem sparks PAYT debate

Posted Tue, 15 Feb 2011 05:57:00 GMT by Rachel England