International Literacy Day

As outlined by the United Nations, 773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills and 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics. International Literacy Day is thus to stress the...

World Press Freedom Day

The anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated annually and worldwide as World Press Freedom Day. This Day is for governments to continue their commitment to press freedom, to reflect on issues of press freedom and professional ethics, to defend the...

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day is to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. Malaria is a serious and sometimes fatal disease caused by a parasite that commonly infects a certain type of mosquito which...

World Book and Copyright Day

23 April is the date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died, as well as the date of birth or death of other prominent authors (Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla, Manuel Mejía Vallejo). World Book and...

World Health Day

Since 1950, World Health Day has been celebrated annually to create awareness of a specific health priority area of global concern for the World Health Organization, such as mental health, maternal and child care and climate change. The aims and priorities of this Day...