International Mountain Day

Home to 15% of the world´s population, mountains host about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and provide freshwater to half of humanity. Of the 20 plant species that supply 80% of the world’s food, six originated and have been diversified in...

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 Migratory Bird Day

The first World Migratory Bird Day in 2006 was to counter some of the negative publicity migratory birds were receiving at the peak of the Avian Influenza discussion. Themes in subsequent years included: the plight of migratory birds due to global warming (2007)...

World Tourism Day

Tourism employs one in every ten people on Earth — 100-120 million direct tourism jobs. It is a catalyst for equality and inclusivity, giving women, young people and those living in rural communities the chance to support themselves and their families and to...

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day began in 2009 and is to celebrate the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspire action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources. The 2021 celebration of this day is significant as it is the first year of the Decade of Ocean...