International Day of Older Persons

Between 1950 and 2010, life expectancy rose, on average, from 46 to 68 years. In 2019, there were 703 million persons aged 65 or over in 2019 with Eastern and South-Eastern Asia showing the largest number of older persons (261 million), followed by Europe and Northern...

World Maritime Day

International shipping, transporting more than 80 per cent of global trade, is the most efficient and cost-effective method of international transportation for most goods. It is dependable and a low-cost means of transporting goods globally, and facilitates commerce...

World Population Day

In 1950, five years after the United Nations was founded, the world’s population was around 2.6 billion people. By 2020 it had reached 7.8 billion (with at least 55% living in urban areas) and by 2050 there will be 9.7 billion. Take a look at this Dashboard for...

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...

United Nations Public Service Day

Public service refers to the supplying of a commodity (e.g., water, electricity, gas) or service (e.g., welfare, transportation) to any or all members of a community, in the public interest and (usually) under government employment. Public Service Day is to celebrate...