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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

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

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United Nations Day, October 24th 2014

Posted Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:35:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

International World Food Day, 2014

Posted Wed, 15 Oct 2014 19:52:56 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Biodiversity Summit

Posted Mon, 06 Oct 2014 08:54:03 GMT by JW Dowey

The Law of the Jungle (review)

Posted Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:34:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

World Tourism Day (WTD) 2014

Posted Sat, 27 Sep 2014 08:38:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

World Rhino Day 2014

Posted Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:32:29 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

Posted Tue, 19 Aug 2014 05:55:09 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Inject and Quake!

Posted Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:23:25 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Texas releases draft 2012 State Water Plan

Posted Thu, 20 Oct 2011 22:39:46 GMT by Michael Clark

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

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

New bill would limit EPA powers under the Clean Water Act

Posted Wed, 01 Jun 2011 18:05:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

Posted Tue, 07 Jun 2011 13:40:01 GMT by Colin Ricketts

Desertification on the march UN meeting hears

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

House bill would ensure consistent water supply to Central Valley farmers

Posted Thu, 15 Mar 2012 21:49:01 GMT by Michael Clark

Halting biodiversity loss to protect European economies

Posted Wed, 04 May 2011 10:03:00 GMT by Mario Balzan

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29th May

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

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

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