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 for the Eradication of Poverty

The statistics on poverty are shameful. The World Bank estimates that 9.2% of the world, or 689 million people, live in extreme poverty on $1.90 or less a day. Children and youth account for two-thirds of the world’s poor, and women represent a majority in most...

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

According the International Council for Small Business (ICSB), formal and informal Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs) make up over 90% of all firms and, on average, account for 70% of total employment and 50% of GDP. Micro-, Small and Medium-sized...

World Youth Skills Day

World Youth Skills Day is for people aged 15 to 24 years, as well as technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions, and public and private sector stakeholders, to acknowledge and celebrate the importance of equipping young people with skills for...

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...