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    November 2020

    Caribbean Tourism Month

    November 1 @ 8:00 am - December 1 @ 6:00 pm

    November is officially Caribbean Tourism Month. The celebrations carry the recurring theme, ‘One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean. The objectives of Caribbean Tourism Month are: To raise awareness among Caribbean people of the importance of tourism in the Caribbean, To enhance the profile of the Caribbean tourism sector in the marketplace, To reflect on the invaluable impact of tourism on the economic, social and cultural wellbeing in the Caribbean, To attract positive media coverage for and of the Caribbean and…

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    World Town Planning Day

    November 8

    Online conference Each year planners around the world engage in activities on World Town Planning Day in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of planning in their communities. Planning associations and academic institutions organize special educational sessions on topics relevant to planning in a local and global context. The World Town Planning Day Online Conference provides an opportunity to broadcast those events around the world. http://www.planningtheworld.net/

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    International GIS Day

    November 18

    GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. http://www.gisday.com/

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    World Fisheries Day

    November 21

    World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities. Fishing communities worldwide celebrate this day through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries. https://www.facebook.com/World-Fisheries-Day-November-21-141778879204555/

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    December 2020

    World Soil Day

    December 5

    The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. The FAO Conference, in June 2013, unanimously endorsed World Soil Day and requested official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared 5th of December as the World Soil Day. http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/overview/why-the-partnership/en/

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    International Volunteer Day

    December 5

    The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. http://www.un.org/en/events/volunteerday/index.shtml

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    Human Rights Day

    December 10

    Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/

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    February 2021

    World Wetlands Day

    February 2, 2021

    Wetlands are a natural safeguard against disasters. 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. see more at: http://www.worldwetlandsday.org

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    March 2021

    World Wildlife Day

    March 3, 2021

    World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2017 under the theme ?Listen to the Young Voices.? Given that almost…

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    International Women’s Day

    March 8, 2021

    International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet progress has slowed in many places across the world, so global action is needed to accelerate gender parity. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

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    International Day of Action for Rivers

    March 14, 2021

    Every year on March 14, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration. It is a day to take to the streets, demonstrate and demand improvements in the policies and practices of decision makers. It is a day to educate one another about the threats facing our…

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    International Day of Forests

    March 21, 2021

    March 21 is the United Nations' (UN) International Day of Forests, which promotes the importance of forests and trees in our lives. The day addresses issues such as deforestation. www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/

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    World Water Day

    March 22, 2021

    Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. Under the theme ?Water and Wastewater?, the year 2017 provides an important opportunity to consolidate and build upon the previous World Water Days to highlight the symbiosis between water and wastewater in the quest for sustainable development. http://www.worldwaterday.org/

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    World Meteorological Day

    March 23, 2021

    World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March and commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization. http://www.wmo.int/worldmetday/home

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    April 2021

    International Mother Earth Day

    April 22, 2021

    International Mother Earth Day is an opportunity to highlight the interdependence between people and the astonishing variety of species with which we share this planet. The UN General Assembly, recognizing that Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit, and noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, decided to…

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    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    April 28, 2021

    The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003. www.un.org/en/events/safeworkday/

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    May 2021

    World Tuna Day

    May 2, 2021

    Many countries depend heavily on tuna resources for food security and nutrition, economic development, employment, government revenue, livelihoods, culture and recreation. At present more than 80 States have tuna fisheries, thousands of tuna fishing vessels operate in all the oceans and tuna fishery capacity is still growing in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. We observe World Tuna Day to highlight the importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Day was designated in…

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    International Compost Awareness Week

    May 7, 2021 - May 13, 2021

    International Compost Awareness Week (ICAW) is the largest and most comprehensive education initiative of the compost industry. It is celebrated nationwide and in other countries each year during the first full week of May. Started in Canada in 1995, ICAW has continued to grow as more people, businesses, municipalities, schools and organizations are recognizing the importance of composting and the long-term benefits from organics recycling. The goal of the program is to raise the awareness of the public regarding the…

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    World Fair Trade Day

    May 8, 2021

    World Fair Trade Day recognizes and celebrates 360º fair trade relationships. It supports the livelihood, safety, and well-being of farmers and artisans by shopping fair trade, attending a fair trade event, or sharing fair trade resources. http://www.fairtradefederation.org/wftd/

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    World Migratory Bird Day

    May 10, 2021

    Their Future is Our Future A healthy planet for migratory birds and people WMBD 2017 will highlight the interdependence of people and nature, and more especially people and migratory animals - in particular birds, as they share the same planet and thus the same limited resources. The 2017 campaign will aim at raising awareness on the need for a sustainable management of our natural resources, demonstrating that birds conservation is also crucial for the future of humankind. #WMBD2017 www.worldmigratorybirdday.org

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    International Day of Families

    May 15, 2021

    The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. The central goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focus on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and people?s well-being while protecting the environment. Families remain at the centre of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old.…

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    World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development

    May 21, 2021

    "Celebrating cultural diversity means opening up new perspectives for sustainable development and promoting creative industries and cultural entrepreneurship as sources of millions of jobs worldwide ? particularly for young people and especially for women. Culture is a sustainable development accelerator whose potential has been recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations." The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals…

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    International Day for Biological Diversity

    May 22, 2021

    The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues, but also to ensure that we will be able to feed the world, maintain agricultural livelihoods, and enhance human well being into the 21st century and beyond. 2017 Theme is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism https://www.cbd.int/idb/ #BiodiversityDay

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    World Turtle Day

    May 23, 2021

    The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. http://www.worldturtleday.org/

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    June 2021

    World Environment Day

    June 5, 2021

    World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point. This year’s slogan "Go Wild for Life" encourages you to spread the word about wildlife crime and the damage it does, and to challenge all those around you to do what they can to prevent it. #WorldEnvironmentDay http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentday/

    Find out more »

    World Oceans Day

    June 8, 2021

    The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we…

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    International Fishermen’s Day

    June 29, 2021

    THE FOOD and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations declares June 29 each year as International Fishermen's Day. Many other Caribbean countries and territories observe it and give due recognition to their fishers. In some Caribbean countries, the week surrounding the day is observed as Fisherman's Week, and exhibitions and displays, sports and games take place which 'big up' the fishing community.

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    July 2021

    World Population Day

    July 11, 2021

    In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues World Population Day aims at increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

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    International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

    July 26, 2021

    Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. They ensure food security for local communities. They provide biomass, forest products and sustain fisheries. They contribute to the protection of coastlines. They help mitigate the effects of climate change and extreme weather events. This is why the protection of mangrove ecosystems is essential today. Their survival faces serious challenges —from the alarming rise of the sea level and biodiversity that is increasingly endangered. The earth…

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    August 2021

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    August 9, 2021

    There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world's estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/events.shtml

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    International Youth Day

    August 12, 2021

    In 1985, the UN celebrated the first International Year of Youth. On its 10th anniversary, the General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth, setting a policy framework and guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people. http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/

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    September 2021

    International Coastal Clean-up Day

    September 16, 2021

    Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Join the world?s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup. http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/sign-up-to-clean-up.html

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    International Cleanup Weekend

    September 16, 2021

    Clean Up the World focuses public attention on global community concerns for the environment and how each individual can make a positive contribution to a cleaner and healthier world. Clean Up the World encourages participants to organise an activity on or around the Weekend and to celebrate their environmental successes achieved throughout the year.Activities can include clean up?s, tree plantings or environmental awareness raising activities. Examples of community-led Clean Up the World activities include: Recycling and resource recovery Tree planting…

    Find out more »

    International Ozone Day

    September 16, 2021

    In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (resolution 49/114). States were invited to devote the Day to promote activities in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol and its amendments. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of…

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    ZeDay: Zero Emissions Day

    September 21, 2021

    The Global 24 hour Moratorium on the use of Fossil Fuels ZeDay Guidelines are simple: 1. Don’t use or burn oil or gas or coal. 2. Minimize (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels. 3. Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate normally. 4. Do your best, have fun, enjoy the day!

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    World Tourism Day

    September 27, 2021

    Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today. http://wtd.unwto.org

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    October 2021

    International Migratory Bird Day

    October 9, 2021

    International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the signature program of EFTA, is the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Each year IMBD explores a different aspect of migratory birds and their conservation. In 2017, International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the importance of the habitats and encourages everyone to get involved in protecting the breeding…

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    Earth Science Week

    October 10, 2021 @ 8:00 am - October 17, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will celebrate the theme "Earth and Human Activity." This year?s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet?s natural systems and processes. http://www.earthsciweek.org

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    International Day for Disaster Reduction

    October 13, 2021

    The International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. http://www.unisdr.org/

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    World Food Day

    October 16, 2021

    On 16 October 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system ? more information on FAO?s origin is available here. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it…

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    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    October 17, 2021

    17 October presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty. Participation of the poor themselves has been at the center of the Day's celebration since its very beginning. The commemoration of October 17th also reflects the willingness of people living in poverty to use their expertise to contribute to…

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    November 2021

    Caribbean Tourism Month

    November 1, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2021 @ 6:00 pm

    November is officially Caribbean Tourism Month. The celebrations carry the recurring theme, ‘One Sea, One Voice, One Caribbean. The objectives of Caribbean Tourism Month are: To raise awareness among Caribbean people of the importance of tourism in the Caribbean, To enhance the profile of the Caribbean tourism sector in the marketplace, To reflect on the invaluable impact of tourism on the economic, social and cultural wellbeing in the Caribbean, To attract positive media coverage for and of the Caribbean and…

    Find out more »

    World Town Planning Day

    November 8, 2021

    Online conference Each year planners around the world engage in activities on World Town Planning Day in an effort to raise awareness of the importance of planning in their communities. Planning associations and academic institutions organize special educational sessions on topics relevant to planning in a local and global context. The World Town Planning Day Online Conference provides an opportunity to broadcast those events around the world. http://www.planningtheworld.net/

    Find out more »

    International GIS Day

    November 17, 2021

    GIS Day provides an international forum for users of geographic information systems (GIS) technology to demonstrate real-world applications that are making a difference in our society. http://www.gisday.com/

    Find out more »

    World Fisheries Day

    November 21, 2021

    World Fisheries day is celebrated every year on November 21 throughout the world by the fisherfolk communities. Fishing communities worldwide celebrate this day through rallies, workshops, public meetings, cultural programs, dramas, exhibition, music show, and demonstrations to highlight the importance of maintaining the world's fisheries. https://www.facebook.com/World-Fisheries-Day-November-21-141778879204555/

    Find out more »
    December 2021

    World Soil Day

    December 5, 2021

    The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. The FAO Conference, in June 2013, unanimously endorsed World Soil Day and requested official adoption at the 68th UN General Assembly. In December 2013, the 68th UN General Assembly declared 5th of December as the World Soil Day. http://www.fao.org/global-soil-partnership/overview/why-the-partnership/en/

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    International Volunteer Day

    December 5, 2021

    The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, government authorities and the private sector. http://www.un.org/en/events/volunteerday/index.shtml

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    Human Rights Day

    December 10, 2021

    Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10 December of each year as Human Rights Day. http://www.un.org/en/events/humanrightsday/

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    February 2022

    World Wetlands Day

    February 2, 2022

    Wetlands are a natural safeguard against disasters. 2 February each year is World Wetlands Day. This day marks the date of the adoption of the Convention on Wetlands on 2 February 1971, in the Iranian city of Ramsar on the shores of the Caspian Sea. Each year since 1997, the Ramsar Secretariat has provided materials to help raise public awareness about the importance and value of wetlands. see more at: http://www.worldwetlandsday.org

    Find out more »
    March 2022

    World Wildlife Day

    March 3, 2022

    World Wildlife Day is an opportunity to celebrate the many beautiful and varied forms of wild fauna and flora and to raise awareness of the multitude of benefits that conservation provides to people. At the same time, the Day reminds us of the urgent need to step up the fight against wildlife crime, which has wide-ranging economic, environmental and social impacts. World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2017 under the theme ?Listen to the Young Voices.? Given that almost…

    Find out more »

    International Women’s Day

    March 8, 2022

    International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievement of women. Yet progress has slowed in many places across the world, so global action is needed to accelerate gender parity. https://www.internationalwomensday.com/

    Find out more »

    International Day of Action for Rivers

    March 14, 2022

    Every year on March 14, thousands of people around the world lift their voices to celebrate the world's rivers and those who struggle to protect them. The International Day of Action for Rivers is a day to celebrate victories such as dam removal and river restoration. It is a day to take to the streets, demonstrate and demand improvements in the policies and practices of decision makers. It is a day to educate one another about the threats facing our…

    Find out more »

    International Day of Forests

    March 21, 2022

    March 21 is the United Nations' (UN) International Day of Forests, which promotes the importance of forests and trees in our lives. The day addresses issues such as deforestation. www.un.org/en/events/forestsday/

    Find out more »

    World Water Day

    March 22, 2022

    Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. Under the theme ?Water and Wastewater?, the year 2017 provides an important opportunity to consolidate and build upon the previous World Water Days to highlight the symbiosis between water and wastewater in the quest for sustainable development. http://www.worldwaterday.org/

    Find out more »

    World Meteorological Day

    March 23, 2022

    World Meteorological Day takes place every year on 23 March and commemorates the coming into force on 23 March 1950 of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization. http://www.wmo.int/worldmetday/home

    Find out more »
    April 2022

    International Mother Earth Day

    April 22, 2022

    International Mother Earth Day is an opportunity to highlight the interdependence between people and the astonishing variety of species with which we share this planet. The UN General Assembly, recognizing that Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit, and noting that Earth Day is observed each year in many countries, decided to…

    Find out more »

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    April 28, 2022

    The World Day for Safety and Health at Work is an annual international campaign to promote safe, healthy and decent work. It is held on 28 April and has been observed by the International Labour Organization (ILO) since 2003. www.un.org/en/events/safeworkday/

    Find out more »
    May 2022

    World Tuna Day

    May 2, 2022

    Many countries depend heavily on tuna resources for food security and nutrition, economic development, employment, government revenue, livelihoods, culture and recreation. At present more than 80 States have tuna fisheries, thousands of tuna fishing vessels operate in all the oceans and tuna fishery capacity is still growing in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. We observe World Tuna Day to highlight the importance of sustainably managed fish stocks in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The Day was designated in…

    Find out more »

    World Migratory Bird Day

    May 10, 2022

    Their Future is Our Future A healthy planet for migratory birds and people WMBD 2017 will highlight the interdependence of people and nature, and more especially people and migratory animals - in particular birds, as they share the same planet and thus the same limited resources. The 2017 campaign will aim at raising awareness on the need for a sustainable management of our natural resources, demonstrating that birds conservation is also crucial for the future of humankind. #WMBD2017 www.worldmigratorybirdday.org

    Find out more »

    World Fair Trade Day

    May 14, 2022

    World Fair Trade Day recognizes and celebrates 360º fair trade relationships. It supports the livelihood, safety, and well-being of farmers and artisans by shopping fair trade, attending a fair trade event, or sharing fair trade resources. http://www.fairtradefederation.org/wftd/

    Find out more »

    International Day of Families

    May 15, 2022

    The International Day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. The central goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development focus on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and people?s well-being while protecting the environment. Families remain at the centre of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old.…

    Find out more »

    World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development

    May 21, 2022

    "Celebrating cultural diversity means opening up new perspectives for sustainable development and promoting creative industries and cultural entrepreneurship as sources of millions of jobs worldwide ? particularly for young people and especially for women. Culture is a sustainable development accelerator whose potential has been recognized in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the United Nations." The day provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity and to advance the four goals…

    Find out more »

    International Day for Biological Diversity

    May 22, 2022

    The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues, but also to ensure that we will be able to feed the world, maintain agricultural livelihoods, and enhance human well being into the 21st century and beyond. 2017 Theme is Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism https://www.cbd.int/idb/ #BiodiversityDay

    Find out more »

    World Turtle Day

    May 23, 2022

    The day was created as an annual observance to help people celebrate and protect turtles and tortoises and their disappearing habitats around the world. http://www.worldturtleday.org/

    Find out more »
    June 2022

    World Environment Day

    June 5, 2022

    World Environment Day aims to inspire more people than ever before to take action to prevent the growing strain on planet Earth’s natural systems from reaching the breaking point. This year’s slogan "Go Wild for Life" encourages you to spread the word about wildlife crime and the damage it does, and to challenge all those around you to do what they can to prevent it. #WorldEnvironmentDay http://www.un.org/en/events/environmentday/

    Find out more »

    World Oceans Day

    June 8, 2022

    The ocean is the heart of our planet. Like your heart pumping blood to every part of your body, the ocean connects people across the Earth, no matter where we live. The ocean regulates the climate, feeds millions of people every year, produces oxygen, is the home to an incredible array of wildlife, provides us with important medicines, and so much more! In order to ensure the health and safety of our communities and future generations, it’s imperative that we…

    Find out more »

    International Fishermen’s Day

    June 29, 2022

    THE FOOD and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations declares June 29 each year as International Fishermen's Day. Many other Caribbean countries and territories observe it and give due recognition to their fishers. In some Caribbean countries, the week surrounding the day is observed as Fisherman's Week, and exhibitions and displays, sports and games take place which 'big up' the fishing community.

    Find out more »
    July 2022

    World Population Day

    July 11, 2022

    In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues World Population Day aims at increase people's awareness on various population issues such as the importance of family planning, gender equality, poverty, maternal health and human rights.

    Find out more »

    International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

    July 26, 2022

    Mangroves are rare, spectacular and prolific ecosystems on the boundary between land and sea. They ensure food security for local communities. They provide biomass, forest products and sustain fisheries. They contribute to the protection of coastlines. They help mitigate the effects of climate change and extreme weather events. This is why the protection of mangrove ecosystems is essential today. Their survival faces serious challenges —from the alarming rise of the sea level and biodiversity that is increasingly endangered. The earth…

    Find out more »
    August 2022

    International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

    August 9, 2022

    There are an estimated 370 million indigenous people in the world, living across 90 countries. They make up less than 5 per cent of the world's population, but account for 15 per cent of the poorest. They speak an overwhelming majority of the world's estimated 7,000 languages and represent 5,000 different cultures. http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenousday/events.shtml

    Find out more »

    International Youth Day

    August 12, 2022

    In 1985, the UN celebrated the first International Year of Youth. On its 10th anniversary, the General Assembly adopted the World Programme of Action for Youth, setting a policy framework and guidelines for national action and international support to improve the situation of young people. http://www.un.org/en/events/youthday/

    Find out more »
    September 2022

    International Coastal Clean-up Day

    September 16, 2022

    Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Join the world?s largest volunteer effort for our ocean and waterways by participating in the International Coastal Cleanup. http://www.oceanconservancy.org/our-work/international-coastal-cleanup/sign-up-to-clean-up.html

    Find out more »

    International Cleanup Weekend

    September 16, 2022

    Clean Up the World focuses public attention on global community concerns for the environment and how each individual can make a positive contribution to a cleaner and healthier world. Clean Up the World encourages participants to organise an activity on or around the Weekend and to celebrate their environmental successes achieved throughout the year.Activities can include clean up?s, tree plantings or environmental awareness raising activities. Examples of community-led Clean Up the World activities include: Recycling and resource recovery Tree planting…

    Find out more »

    International Ozone Day

    September 16, 2022

    In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (resolution 49/114). States were invited to devote the Day to promote activities in accordance with the objectives of the Protocol and its amendments. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of…

    Find out more »

    ZeDay: Zero Emissions Day

    September 21, 2022

    The Global 24 hour Moratorium on the use of Fossil Fuels ZeDay Guidelines are simple: 1. Don’t use or burn oil or gas or coal. 2. Minimize (or eliminate) your use of electricity generated by fossil fuels. 3. Don’t put anyone in harm’s way: All essential and emergency services operate normally. 4. Do your best, have fun, enjoy the day!

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    World Tourism Day

    September 27, 2022

    Ever since its inception, World Tourism Day is celebrated on 27 September to foster awareness among the international community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value. As the official day set aside in the United Nations Calendar the celebration seeks to highlight tourisms potential to contribute to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing some of the most pressing challenges society is faced with today. http://wtd.unwto.org

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    International Migratory Bird Day

    October 8, 2022

    International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD), the signature program of EFTA, is the only international education program that highlights and celebrates the migration of nearly 350 species of migratory birds between nesting habitats in North America and non-breeding grounds in Latin America, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Each year IMBD explores a different aspect of migratory birds and their conservation. In 2017, International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the importance of the habitats and encourages everyone to get involved in protecting the breeding…

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    Earth Science Week

    October 9, 2022 @ 8:00 am - October 16, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

    Since October 1998, the American Geosciences Institute has organized this national and international event to help the public gain a better understanding and appreciation for the Earth Sciences and to encourage stewardship of the Earth. This year's Earth Science Week will celebrate the theme "Earth and Human Activity." This year?s event, the 20th annual Earth Science Week celebration, promotes awareness of what geoscience tells us about human interaction with the planet?s natural systems and processes. http://www.earthsciweek.org

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    International Day for Disaster Reduction

    October 13, 2022

    The International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. http://www.unisdr.org/

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    World Food Day

    October 16, 2022

    On 16 October 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system ? more information on FAO?s origin is available here. FAO celebrates World Food Day each year on 16 October to commemorate the founding of the Organization in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it…

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    International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    October 17, 2022

    17 October presents an opportunity to acknowledge the effort and struggle of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard, and a moment to recognize that poor people are the first ones to fight against poverty. Participation of the poor themselves has been at the center of the Day's celebration since its very beginning. The commemoration of October 17th also reflects the willingness of people living in poverty to use their expertise to contribute to…

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