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 Democracy

The word democracy has its origins from the Greek words demos meaning whole citizen living within a particular city-state and kratos meaning power or rule; and means rule by the people. For representative democracy forms of government, the people make decisions about...

Father’s Day

Though fathers have been honoured since early Christian times through celebrations like St Joseph’s Day, the modern-day version started in the United States with both a remembrance service for 360 men killed in a 1908 mining disaster and with Sonora Smart Dodd...

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day began in 2009 and is to celebrate the role of the oceans in our everyday life and inspire action to protect the ocean and sustainably use marine resources. The 2021 celebration of this day is significant as it is the first year of the Decade of Ocean...

Global Day of Parents

Parents and parent figures play a the critical role in the rearing of children. The Global Day of Parents is to recognise this role and that of the family in nurturing and protecting children, and in enabling an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding for the...