International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disability is to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. Each year the UN announces a theme to provide an overarching focus on how society...

World Toilet Day

4.2 billion people — over half the world’s population — lack safe sanitation. 3 billion people — 40% of the world’s population — live without basic handwashing facilities with soap and water available at home. 800 children die each...

World Cities Day

Cities occupy 2% of the world’s total landmass, but contribute to 70% of the world’s economy (GDP), 60% of its energy consumption, 70% of its greenhouse gas emissions, and 70% of the world’s waste. Urbanization provides the promise — oft not...

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Audiovisual archives represent a priceless heritage that affirms our collective memory and reflects the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities. Conserving this heritage and ensuring that these materials remain accessible to the public, increases...

World Development Information Day

World Development Information Day is to propagate information and mobilise the public to cooperate internationally to achieve the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals — #GlobalGoals: No poverty Zero hunger Good health and well-being Quality education Gender...