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 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...

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disability is to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. Each year the UN announces a theme to provide an overarching focus on how society...

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...