International Mountain Day

Home to 15% of the world´s population, mountains host about half of the world’s biodiversity hotspots and provide freshwater to half of humanity. Of the 20 plant species that supply 80% of the world’s food, six originated and have been diversified in...

World Toilet Day

4.2 billion people — over half the world’s population — lack safe sanitation. 3 billion people — 40% of the world’s population — live without basic handwashing facilities with soap and water available at home. 800 children die each...

World Science Day for Peace and Development

First celebrated in 2002, World Science Day for Peace and Development is to highlight the significant role of science in society and to: strengthen public awareness of the role of science for peaceful and sustainable societies; promote national and international...

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...