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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

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

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J’aime la belle Paris, mais sacre bleu!

Posted Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:14:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

International Day of Persons with Disabilities, 3rd December.

Posted Tue, 02 Dec 2014 18:55:00 GMT by JW Dowey

South American problems/climate change in Lima today

Posted Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:15:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

The World Science Day for Peace and Development 10th November

Posted Sun, 09 Nov 2014 21:00:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

A future for the Aral Sea is hopefully assured.

Posted Tue, 04 Nov 2014 12:20:46 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Climate: what does the UN want?

Posted Mon, 03 Nov 2014 09:15:00 GMT by Paul Robinson

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

Conservation protocols between China and the US

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

Majority of English countryside 'at risk from planning reforms'

Posted Mon, 06 Feb 2012 12:39:00 GMT by Adrian Bishop

London to 'glue' pollution to the streets

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

International Human Solidarity Day - 20th December

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

International Literacy Day - 8th September

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

Talking water at the United Nations

Posted Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:20:00 GMT by Michael Clark

Celebrities out in force for shark fin ban

Posted Mon, 26 Sep 2011 17:32:00 GMT by Dave Collier

Texas releases draft 2012 State Water Plan

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

Give me a green lawn or give me death

Posted Tue, 28 Jun 2011 21:23:01 GMT by Michael Clark

Too Many People? Engineers to the rescue!

Posted Tue, 18 Jan 2011 14:33:04 GMT by Astrid Madsen