International Civil Aviation Day

The International Civil Aviation network carries over four billion passengers annually (120,000 flights and 12 million passengers a day), supports 65.5 million jobs and contributes US$2.7 trillion to the global economy. International Civil Aviation Day is to recognise...

Africa Industrialization Day

Industrialisation is social and economic change that transforms a human group from an agrarian to an industrial society through economic reorganisation for the purpose of manufacturing. The key factors for industrialisation are: (1) natural resources and raw materials...

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...

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The statistics on poverty are shameful. The World Bank estimates that 9.2% of the world, or 689 million people, live in extreme poverty on $1.90 or less a day. Children and youth account for two-thirds of the world’s poor, and women represent a majority in most...

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...