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...

World Arabic Language Day

Used daily by more than 400 million people, Arabic (the word meaning nomadic) was first spoken by nomadic tribes who occupied the area between Mesopotamia, the Lebanon mountains, the Sinai and northwestern Arabia. Much of what is known of written, classical (or old)...

World Philosophy Day

The word philosophy comes from the Greek philo (love) and sophia (wisdom). It is defined thus as the love of wisdom, and is the study of human existence: why a person is born; what is their purpose and how life is to be understood. The term is applied to a formalised...

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...