World Children’s Day

Established in 1954 as Universal Children’s Day, the now-named World Children’s Day is to promote international togetherness and awareness among children worldwide, and to improve children’s welfare. The date marks the adoption of both the 1959...

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is to acknowledge the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. It is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap...

World Suicide Prevention Day

Every 40 seconds, someone loses their life to suicide. World Suicide Prevention Day is to raise awareness of the scale of suicide around the world — 800,000 people annually — and the role that each of us can play to help prevent suicide.Suicide is the 15th...

International Mother Earth Day

Human, animal and environmental health are intertwined. Climate change, man-made changes to nature, disruptions to biodiversity through deforestation, land-use change, intensified agriculture, livestock production and illegal wildlife trade,are increasing the...

Earth Day

Since the World’s first Earth Day in 1970, over a billion people have contributed to the future of the planet and over 75,000 partner organisations have joined to build the world’s largest environmental movement to drive transformative change for people...