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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

Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

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

Nelson Mandela devoted 67 years of his lifeto the service of humanity. He was a human rights lawyer, an international peacemaker and a prisoner for 27 years. He went on to become the first democratically elected president of a free South Africa. Each year 18th July, his birthday, is celebrated as Nelson Mandela International Day.

Nelson Mandela International Day 2012

World Population Day 2012

World Population Day 2012

Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The population of the world is rising and has now reached 7 billion. Within 34 years it is expected to reach 9 billion. There are fears that the world's resources will be insufficient to feed this number of people. There is a need for the major players in the world to agree on a united policy to deal with this growing problem, but agreement seems to be impossible to achieve.

World Population Day 2012

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

Posted Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:19:40 GMT by Martin Leggett

The ritual conflict between pro-whale and anti-whale factions at the International Whaling Commission came to Panama this week, with plans for a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary dismissed by the minority whaling club. While South Korea threatens to join Japan in conducting 'scientific whaling', the efforts to save the whale now seem to be happening well away from the IWC spats.

Atlantic whale sanctuary hopes dashed at IWC

Mixed data in latest UK Environmental Accounts

Mixed data in latest UK Environmental Accounts

Posted Wed, 27 Jun 2012 12:27:57 GMT by Adrian Bishop

The UK Environmental Accounts for 2012 have just been published. The latest UK environment data shows a mixed picture, with greenhouse gas and energy consumption rising and use of renewable energy and spending on environmental protection rising.

Mixed data in latest UK Environmental Accounts

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Posted Tue, 26 Jun 2012 12:00:00 GMT by Michael Evans

64 Years after the UN Declaration that no one should be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, Amnisty International reports that torture and severe beatings still take place in more than half of the world's states.

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

Posted Sat, 23 Jun 2012 14:00:00 GMT by Martin Leggett

With a fog of despair descending for many after the lacklustre Rio+20 summit on sustainable development this week, is there silver lining to be found from a week of all talk and no action?

Rio+20: Searching for silver in the dismal cloud

Bianca Jagger praises 18 million hectare forest restoration pledge

Bianca Jagger praises 18 million hectare forest restoration pledge

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 17:48:21 GMT by Linden Volsun

Environmental campaigner Bianca Jagger welcomed pledges to restore 18 million hectares (45 million acres) of deforested land, as part of the Bonn Challenge target. The USA forest service, Rwandan Government and a coalition of indigenous peoples in Brazil will all restore areas of forest.

Bianca Jagger praises 18 million hectare forest restoration pledge

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2012

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2012

Posted Wed, 20 Jun 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Every minute of every day, war, persecution, terror or famine causes eight people leave their homes and become refugees. It is estimated that there are now in excess of 43.7 million refugees in the world. Everyone in the world has a human right to a safe and sucure home, but all too often the only home of a refugee is a camp or a detention centre.

World Refugee Day - 20th June 2012

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Posted Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

The fertile soils of the world feed 7 million people, but by 2050 this will be expected to provide food for 9 billion people. Currently an area about four times the size of Europe, is threatened by desertification - 2012's World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought has the theme: "Healthy soil sustains your life: Let's go land-degradation neutral.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Marine reserves among oceans of uncertainty

Marine reserves among oceans of uncertainty

Posted Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:13:43 GMT by Dave Armstrong

Australia announced new protected areas of ocean and huge marine reserve in the Coral Sea this week. Unfortunately the oceans are dying and we must start protecting them before it is too late.

Marine reserves among oceans of uncertainty

New UK draft energy bill promises cleaner energy

New UK draft energy bill promises cleaner energy

Posted Tue, 22 May 2012 16:09:56 GMT by Adrian Bishop

A new UK energy bill has been published that aims to increase clean energy generation to combat climate change and minimise price rises.

New UK draft energy bill promises cleaner energy

Sewage 'Right to Know' Groundbreaking Legislation

Sewage 'Right to Know' Groundbreaking Legislation

Posted Tue, 08 May 2012 15:11:00 GMT by Michelle Simon

An overburdened sewage system may collapse under the strain. This can lead to health and ecological contamination, affecting surface and groundwater resources, essentially our drinking water supplies.

Sewage 'Right to Know' Groundbreaking Legislation

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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

Poachers steal one elephant too many!

Posted Fri, 16 May 2014 11:01:00 GMT by Dave Armstrong

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

World Population Day 2012

Posted Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans

Remembering the Slave Trade and its Abolition

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

Financial profit or forest protection in Brazil?

Posted Wed, 17 Aug 2011 19:53:21 GMT by Jessica Allan

Climate change and child labour: Intricately linked

Posted Thu, 02 Dec 2010 07:35:00 GMT by Paromita Pain

International Human Solidarity Day - 20th December

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

Don't take arid forests for granted says UN

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

Controversial badger cull one step closer

Posted Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:37:00 GMT by Ruth Hendry

Landmark UN Study Voices Belief in Renewable Future

Posted Mon, 09 May 2011 19:33:00 GMT by Melanie J. Martin

The battle to protect the Grand Canyon

Posted Wed, 13 Jul 2011 12:33:00 GMT by Laura Brown

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Posted Sun, 17 Jun 2012 00:01:00 GMT by Michael Evans