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 of Cooperatives

Founded in 1895, the International Cooperative Alliance is one of the oldest and largest (with 1.2 billion cooperative members) non-government organisation globally. It works to create the legislative environments that allow cooperatives to form and grow. Cooperatives...

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

According the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), formal and informal Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) make up over 90% of all firms and, on average, account for 70% of total employment and 50% of GDP. Micro-, Small and Medium-sized...

International Tea Day

Tea is a beverage made from the Camellia sinesis plant, and is the world’s most consumed drink, after water. Originating from northeast India, north Myanmar and southwest China, there is evidence of tea being consumed in China 5,000 years ago. Tea production and...

World Creativity and Innovation Day

The Creative Economy Report Widening local development pathways, co-published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) through the UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) notes...