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Human Rights Day ~ 10th December

Human Rights Day ~ 10th December

Posted Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:56:52 GMT by Michael Evans

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights date from 1948 and Human Rights Day from 1950. Throughout the world countries affirm their support, but in many cases inequalitie continue to be endemic.

Human Rights Day ~ 10th December

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Posted Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:15:00 GMT by Michael Evans

During the Rwandan genocide an estimated 500,000 women were raped. Sexual violence is a common weapon of war, but in addition to rape, violence against women also includes domestic violence, harrassment at work, abuse in school and genital mutilation. Men are predominantly responsible for all violence against women and it is up to the young men of the world to break the ingrained behaviour of generations. Wearing a white ribbon on 25th November will at least show that they care.

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

Posted Tue, 06 Nov 2012 01:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

In almost any conflict the environment will suffer, but traditionally this has drawn little attention. It is impossible to maintain a durable peace in a region if the natural resources that sustain the ecosystems and the livelihoods of the people have been destroyed.

The International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

The Sixth World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The Sixth World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Posted Sat, 27 Oct 2012 13:00:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Sound recordings and moving images of all kinds contain primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries and help to maintain the cultural identity of people. Much of this historic material has been neglected and is now gone for good. UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage give the opportunity to raise general awareness of the need to safeguard these records and acknowledge their importance.

The Sixth World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

United Nations Day 2012

United Nations Day 2012

Posted Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

United Nations Day gives the world the opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the UN, together with the fact in the 67 years since the signing of its Charter there has been no major conflict in the world.

United Nations Day 2012

Is the world heading towards Doomsday?

Is the world heading towards Doomsday?

Posted Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:22:00 GMT by Michael Evans

As the population of the world slowly becomes more prosperous, earlier forecasts of enormous rises in population are being revised. The risk of a breakdown of society due to overcrowding is no longer seen to be so significant, but the problem still remains that by 2050, according to best estimates, there will be an additional 2 billion mouths to feed.

Is the world heading towards Doomsday?

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

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

Women are the backbone of rural society and the International Day of Rural Women recognises the contribution they make to the enhancement of agricultural and rural development, the improvement of of food security and the eradication of rural poverty.

The International Day of Rural Women - 15th October

World Teachers' Day

World Teachers' Day

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

The theme for 2012 World Teachers' Day was 'Take a Stand for Teachers'. If the UN Millennium Goal to achieve Universal Primary Education by 2015 is to be achieved, an additional 1.7 million additional teaching posts will be required worldwide. Taking account of the 5.1 million teachers who are expected to leave the profession by then, this means around 6.8 million additional teachers will be required to meet the UN target. Teachers are currently under-valued, but their contribution to society is vital.

World Teachers' Day

After the Big Melt: The Big Rush to Exploit the Arctic

After the Big Melt: The Big Rush to Exploit the Arctic

Posted Mon, 01 Oct 2012 13:19:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

The clock towards a sea-ice free Arctic is ticking ever more rapidly. And just as quickly, oil and gas companies are rushing to the region to grab newly-exposed resources. That has many environmentalists worried about the threat of spills in this pristine wilderness - and the reckless gamble with a climate change shock.

After the Big Melt: The Big Rush to Exploit the Arctic

United Nations International Day of Peace

United Nations International Day of Peace

Posted Fri, 21 Sep 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The message for world Peace Day 2012 is 'Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable World'. A sustainable future for the world is dependent on sustainable peace and sustainable peace must be built on sustainable development.

United Nations International Day of Peace

EU judges wrong-footed as GM worries grow

EU judges wrong-footed as GM worries grow

Posted Fri, 14 Sep 2012 21:58:54 GMT by Martin Leggett

The EU's Court of Justice dealt a blow against Europe's continued resistance to GM foods last week, saying that member nations could no longer ban approved crops. But while that is opening the continent up the the controversial crop technology, evidence is mounting the GM crops are both dangerous – and increasingly ineffective.

EU judges wrong-footed as GM worries grow

Facebook gets the vote out

Facebook gets the vote out

Posted Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:00:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The influence of Friends on social networking site Facebook and peer pressure can encourage millions more people to vote, says a new study.

Facebook gets the vote out

International Literacy Day - 8th September

International Literacy Day - 8th September

Posted Wed, 05 Sep 2012 14:31:39 GMT by Michael Evans

Literacy and Peace is the theme of International Literacy Day 2012. Literacy is a means of personal liberation that provides individuals with a method of developing faculties to improve their economic status and general well-being. One is five of the world's adults is illiterate and two-thirds of these are women.

International Literacy Day - 8th September

Remembering the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Remembering the Slave Trade and its Abolition

Posted Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:25:51 GMT by Michael Evans

A day to remember the 12 to 15 million Africans who were forcibly transported to the Americas to work as slaves between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries, those who died without even reaching their destination and the growth of opposition that resulted in the slave trade's abolition.

Remembering the Slave Trade and its Abolition

International Youth Day 2012

International Youth Day 2012

Posted Sun, 12 Aug 2012 12:23:19 GMT by Michael Evans

Half the world's population is under 25 and in the words of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, ''Investments made in young people will pay better dividends for all.''

International Youth Day 2012

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

Posted Thu, 09 Aug 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Celebrating Indigenous Peoples on August 9th. The 2012 theme is to make use of the media to give a voice to the indigenous peoples of the world in order that their cultures and values might be celebrated.

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

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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

London to 'glue' pollution to the streets

Posted Thu, 25 Nov 2010 00:11:01 GMT by Rachel England

'Green deal' is ''too expensive'' for UK homeowners

Posted Wed, 25 May 2011 12:26:00 GMT by Laura Brown

US Congress to take control of greenhouse gases

Posted Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:00:00 GMT by Kieran Ball

Human Rights Day ~ 10th December

Posted Mon, 10 Dec 2012 11:56:52 GMT by Michael Evans

Australia puts on hold a revamp of environment laws

Posted Thu, 28 Apr 2011 18:37:01 GMT by Laura Brown

People and the Planet: Crowded planet must change its ways

Posted Thu, 26 Apr 2012 16:21:46 GMT by Martin Leggett

Food for thought: World demand for food will increase

Posted Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:56:57 GMT by Dave Collier