Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day marks the adoption in 1948 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the inalienable rights which everyone is entitled to as a human being – regardless of race, colour, religion, sex, language, political or other opinion, national or...

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...

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 of Rural Women

Women and girls play a crucial role in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing. Accounting for a substantial proportion of the agricultural labour force, including informal work, females...

Global Handwashing Day

Global Handwashing Day is to acknowledge the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. It is an opportunity to design, test, and replicate creative ways to encourage people to wash their hands with soap...