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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

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

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Global Warming’s final warning.

Posted Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:59:00 GMT by JW Dowey

WMO report on more pollution

Posted Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:42:01 GMT by JW Dowey

Vaccines for badgers (against bTB)

Posted Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:39:42 GMT by JW Dowey

Primary forests-the action and the policy

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Protect penguins from habitat loss

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Elephant wars for Kruger

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International Tiger Day 2014

Posted Mon, 28 Jul 2014 23:01:01 GMT by Julie Cook

World Oceans Day, June 8th 2014

Posted Sun, 08 Jun 2014 06:37:06 GMT by JW Dowey

World Environment Day: June 5th, 2014 (and the 4th for tweets)

Posted Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:11:01 GMT by JW Dowey

International Holocaust Remembrance Day ~ 27th January

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

Conservation protocols between China and the US

Posted Sun, 30 Jun 2013 12:48:00 GMT by JW Dowey

Environmentally Sound in Salford

Posted Mon, 31 Jan 2011 09:43:25 GMT by Simon Kent

Policy un-wise: India lacks coherent Climate change policy

Posted Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:30:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

'Big Six' energy firms dominance could end

Posted Thu, 07 Jul 2011 15:17:00 GMT by Laura Brown

World Teachers' Day

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

Extension Issued by EPA for Greenhouse Gas Reporting Deadline

Posted Fri, 18 Mar 2011 09:44:01 GMT by Kirsten E. Silven

Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

Posted Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Los Angeles voters want more solar power

Posted Fri, 04 May 2012 16:52:47 GMT by Paul Robinson

International Day Against Nuclear Testing

Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 04:01:00 GMT by Paul Robinson