International Human Solidarity Day

Solidarity, as identified in the Millennium Declaration, is one of the fundamental values of international relations — those, who suffer or benefit least deserve help from those who benefit most. In the context of globalization and the challenge of growing...

International Migrants Day

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) notes that there is no universally accepted definition for migrant, and that this word is an umbrella term, not defined under international law, reflecting the common lay understanding of a person who moves away from...

International Day for Tolerance

The 1995-adopted Declaration of Principles on Tolerance explains tolerance as respect and appreciation of the variety of the world’s cultures, forms of expression and ways of being human. Qualifying tolerance not just as a moral duty, the Declaration states...

World Science Day for Peace and Development

First celebrated in 2002, World Science Day for Peace and Development is to highlight the significant role of science in society and to: strengthen public awareness of the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies; promote national and international...

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...