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Amazonia: The Rights of Nature
March 10, 2017 to January 28, 2018
The Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC presents the thought-provoking, socially and environmentally-conscious new exhibition Amazonia: The Rights of Nature, on display March 10, 2017 – January 28, 2018. Curated by Dr. Nuno Porto (MOA Curator, Africa and Latin America), Amazonia explores the     Show more . . .


Making Peace
May 13, 2017 to September 24, 2017
Making Peace is a major public (indoor/outdoor) event that aims to teach the public, especially young people what key elements are necessary to create a 'sustainable peace'; providing an opportunity for people of all ages to get involved in bringing about positive change. Activities include a large     Show more . . .


1867: Rebellion and Confederation
June 03, 2017 to August 27, 2017
Gibson House Museum will host the Canadian Museum of History's travelling exhibit: 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation. Don't miss this opportunity to explore the 3 decades leading up to Canada's Confederation. Through graphic panels and images, audio visual and interactive components,     Show more . . .


Becoming a Board Member Workshop
June 21, 2017 to September 14, 2017
Learn about the responsibilities and benefits of volunteering on a non-profit's board of directors. $15      Show more . . .


Conscious Minds Camp
August 05, 2017 to August 19, 2017
Conscious Minds Camp: A cooperative leadership experience created by and for youth and young adults who want to cultivate healthy and resilience communities. CMCamp is a space to ground ourselves in nature and community, visualize the kind of world we want to live in, and strategize how to get there     Show more . . .


BiotaNB 2017
August 09, 2017 to August 22, 2017
A bioblitz brings together expert naturalists and taxonomic scientists to inventory as many species as possible in a particular area in a set amount of time. The species records are compiled into a single data set of the biodiversity in that location at that point in time.Through this project     Show more . . .


Canada, Past and Present: Capitalism, Patriarchy and Colonialism
August 17, 2017 to August 19, 2017
The Canadian State celebrates its 150th anniversary this year. It’s the only territory of the Americas that didn’t fight for its independence or reinvent itself to resemble a republic. Yet Canada has had a distinct and ongoing history of conquests and plunder, including the stealing of     Show more . . .


Turbulent Times
August 17, 2017 to August 19, 2017
The People's University is a forum for learning, teaching and debate that is open to people both within and outside the academic world, young and old alike. A wide range of global and local issues of current interest will be discussed in workshops, plenary sessions, movement assemblies and social     Show more . . .


Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism
August 18, 2017
Join author and activist Tim McCaskell for a presentation on his recent book Queer Progress: From Homophobia to Homonationalism. Queer Progress was chosen as a Quill & Quire favourite release of the year. In it Tim McCaskell asks how did a social movement evolve from a small group of young radicals     Show more . . .


Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering and Toxic Tour
August 18, 2017 to August 20, 2017
The Aamjiwnaang Water Gathering focuses on the Anishnaabe culture practices towards water teachings. Happening August 19-20 a two day weekend with a full schedule. A free educational, family friendly event welcoming to every walk of earth. We have a responsibility towards our region's fresh water     Show more . . .


The Reagan Show
August 18, 2017 to August 24, 2017
Ronald Reagan incomparably raised the level of staging and performance that go into being the leader of the free world, which we’re seeing today on a grander scale than could have been imagined at the time. Composed of archival footage and set against the backdrop of the Cold War, this     Show more . . .


World Humanitarian Day
August 19, 2017
"World Humanitarian Day is an annual reminder of the need to act to alleviate the suffering. It is also an occasion to honour the humanitarian workers and volunteers toiling on the frontlines of crises. I pay tribute to these dedicated women and men who brave danger to help others at far greater     Show more . . .


ICCE2017: 6th International Conference & Exhibition on Clean Energy
August 21, 2017 to August 23, 2017
ICCE2017 committee cordially invite all the participants interested in sharing their knowledge and research in the area of clean & renewable energy to submit their abstract and attend the ICCE2017. ICCE 2017 provides a platform for researchers and scientists to share their research work while the     Show more . . .


International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
August 23, 2017
The United Nations proclaimed the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015-2024). UNESCO is contributing to it through its educational, cultural and scientific programmes so as to promote the contribution of people of African descent to building modern societies and ensuring dignity     Show more . . .


Tatamagouche: Meeting and film screening of Green Rights
August 24, 2017
You are invited to the North Shore Chapter of the Council of Canadians Annual Meeting, to be held at Tatamagouche Centre, Thursday, August 24 at 6:00 p.m.      Show more . . .


International Day against Nuclear Tests
August 29, 2017
Since nuclear weapons testing began in the mid-twentieth century, with the first test on 16 July 1945, nearly 2,000 have taken place. There has been little consideration of the devastating effects of testing on human life, let alone the understanding of nuclear fallout from atmospheric tests. Early     Show more . . .


International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
August 30, 2017
"On this International Day, I call on States to acknowledge that family members and friends of the disappeared are also victims, and to guarantee their right to full protection from any form of reprisals. Let us all show solidarity with the victims and their relatives as they strive to realize their     Show more . . .


International Day of Charity
September 05, 2017
On this International Day of Charity, the United Nations invites all Member States and all international and regional organizations, as well as civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to commemorate the Day in an appropriate manner, by encouraging charity, including     Show more . . .


Renfrew Fair
September 06, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Cattle & Horse shows, Midway, Demolition Derby, Agricultural Awareness Building, Live Entertainment daily, Horse Pull, Homecraft, Beef, Sheep & Swine Show & Auction Sale, 4-H County Championship Shows.      Show more . . .


Englehart Fair
September 07, 2017 to September 08, 2017
Highlights: Road Race Petting Farm Pony Rides Food & Games Rebekah Harvest Dinner Fall Fair Parade Sheep & Goat Shows Baby Show Pet Show Live Entertainment     Show more . . .


165th Owen Sound Fall Fair
September 07, 2017 to September 09, 2017
This year's Fair offers much more....      Show more . . .


165th Orono Fair
September 07, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Thursday: Official Opening, Ambassador of the Fair Competition, Demo Cross, Homecraft & Agricultural Exhibits.      Show more . . .


178th Cambridge Fall Fair
September 07, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Highlights: 4-H Show Homecraft & Agricultural Exhibits in Dickson Center, Baby Show, Campbell Amusements Midway, Local and Live Entertainment, Beer Garden , Walk-around Entertainment, 2 days of Demolition Derby, Cambridge Fair Market Place Full of Commercial Exhibitors and Vendors     Show more . . .


Russell Fair
September 07, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Highlights: Harvesting excitement for 158 years. Live Adult & Children’s Entertainment, Craft Beer Festival, Demo Derby, Fall Cutting Horse Show, Robertson Amusements Midway & more, something for all ages!     Show more . . .


Spencerville Fair
September 07, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Highlights: Little Sir/Little Miss, Junior Ambassador and Ambassador Competitions, Barn of Learning, Talent Show, Family Shows, Live Concerts, 4-H Show, Cattle, Dairy Goat, Sheep & Poultry Shows, Children's Pony Show, Western Game Show, Heavy & Light Horse Show, School & Junior Exhibits, Homecraft     Show more . . .


West Niagara Fair
September 07, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Highlights: Join us at our new fairgrounds for a fun filled, family focused weekend of Agricultural Awareness events including Livestock Shows, Kidz Zone and Petting Zoo, Antique Tractor Show and Pulls; 2 Demolition Derbies; Homecraft & School Displays; 4-H & Youth Competitions; Family Musical and     Show more . . .


International Literacy Day
September 08, 2017
International Literacy Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together governments, multi- and bilateral organizations, NGOs, private sectors, communities, teachers, learners and experts in the field. On this day also International Literacy Prizes are awarded to people with outstanding solutions that     Show more . . .


Aberfoyle Fair
September 08, 2017 to September 09, 2017
Highlights: Theme: Fun For Everyone. Friday Night: Tractor Pull. Saturday: Horses, Cattle and Sheep, Extensive Homecraft, Local Entertainment, Special Children’s Activities, Dance     Show more . . .


Beaver Valley Fair
September 08, 2017 to September 09, 2017
Highlights: Youth Talent Show, Live Music, Sheep Show, Horse Shows, Pet Show, Lawn Mower Pull, Petting Zoo, Homecrafts, Baking, Fruit & Vegetables, Field Crops, Antiques and More.     Show more . . .


Chesley Fair
September 08, 2017 to September 09, 2017
Highlights: English & Western Saddle Horse Show, Dressage Horse Show, 4-H Llama & Rabbit Shows, Demonstrations including Poultry, Reptiles, Exotic Animals, Sheep Shearing, Spinning & Weaving, Ambassador Competition, Special Children’s Area with Entertainment, Games, Pet Show and Tractor     Show more . . .


Cochrane Fair
September 08, 2017 to September 09, 2017
Highlights: Homecrafts, Children’s Activities, Livestock & Small Animals, Entertainment, Horses, Farmers Market (Saturday Morning), Auction, Horse Pull (Saturday)     Show more . . .


South River-Machar Fair
September 08, 2017 to September 09, 2017


Bruce Mines
September 08, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Highlights: Vegetable Displays, Antique Tractor Show and Pull, Light and Heavy Horse Shows, Baking, Canning and Crafts. Opening Ceremonies (9), Dance, Demolition Derby, Light Horse & Tractor Pull and Heavy Horse Pull.      Show more . . .


Tavistock Fair
September 08, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Highlights: Ambassador Competition, Horse, Cattle, Hunter & Jumper shows, Local Talent show, Pet Show, Lawn Tractor Races, Antique Car & Tractor Show, Silent Auction, Tug of war , Inflatables.     Show more . . .


Arthur Fair
September 08, 2017 to September 10, 2017


Dundalk Fair
September 08, 2017 to September 10, 2017
Highlights: Theme: Red White & Farmin’. Friday: Judging and Ambassador Competition. Saturday: Dog Agility Show, Truck and Antique Tractor Pulls, Farmers Olympics, Canadian Open Square Dancing, Step Dancing & Clogging Competition. Sunday: Lawnmower Races and Derby.     Show more . . .


World Environmental Education Congress - WEEC 2017
September 09, 2017 to September 15, 2017
The 9th WEEC (World Environmental Education Congress) will be held in Vancouver, Canada, September 9-15, 2017. The title of the Congress is CulturEnvironment: Weaving new connections. The Organizing Committee for the congress is BC’s Institute for Environmental Learning (IEL) in cooperation     Show more . . .


Days Of Action Against The Blockade
September 11, 2017 to September 16, 2017
The International Committee’s Campaign for a Just Policy towards Cuba along with other organizations in the United States, are planning the Third Days of Action Against the Blockade in Washington DC from September 11-16, 2017.      Show more . . .


United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
September 12, 2017
"As we mark the United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation, let us reaffirm our commitment to this invaluable means of achieving sustainable development and improving the lives of billions of people in the global South and beyond."      Show more . . .


International Day of Democracy
September 15, 2017
"The implementation of the Goals must be underpinned by a strong and active civil society that includes the weak and the marginalized. We must defend civil society's freedom to operate and do this essential job. On this International Day of Democracy, let us rededicate ourselves to democracy and     Show more . . .


People's Congress of Resistance
September 16, 2017 to May 17, 2017
The United States Congress does not represent the people who live and work in the United States. Given the threat posed by the Trump regime, the people must take matters into our own hands, together, and claim the power we already have.      Show more . . .


International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
September 16, 2017
"On this International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, let us remember how much has already been accomplished, and commit to do more to protect our atmosphere. By working together, we can build a safer, healthier, more prosperous and resilient world for all people while protecting our     Show more . . .


The Word On The Street, Halifax
September 16, 2017
For the past twenty years Word on the Street Halifax has been a community driven initiative providing an opportunity for authors, publishers, book sellers, aspiring writers and readers to join together to increase awareness of the importance of reading and writing skills, in addition to encouraging     Show more . . .


Kevin MacKay on “Radical Transformation” in Toronto
September 19, 2017
Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization by Kevin MacKay is a story about industrial civilization’s impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Human communities first emerged as egalitarian, democratic groups that existed in     Show more . . .


International Day of Peace
September 21, 2017
"Let us all work together to help all human beings achieve dignity and equality; to build a greener planet; and to make sure no one is left behind." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon      Show more . . .


The Word On The Street, Lethbridge
September 23, 2017
The Word On The Street Festival is growing into a signature event in Southern Alberta, where we present established and emerging authors, storytellers, informative panel discussions, demonstrations and workshops, street performers, live music, and a bustling marketplace. We strive to create a     Show more . . .


The Word On The Street, Toronto
September 24, 2017
For the past 27 years, The Word On The Street has been renowned for the quality and diversity of its event programming. See the lineup of incredible Canadian literary talent at the 28th festival on September 24, 2017.      Show more . . .


The Word On The Street, Saskatoon
September 24, 2017
Each year in September, in the cities of Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener, Toronto, and Halifax, The Word On The Street unites the country in a national celebration of literacy and the Canadian written word. Saskatoon became the fifth city to host the festival with a preview event held in 2010. The     Show more . . .


International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
September 26, 2017
This Day provides an occasion for the world community to reaffirm its commitment to global nuclear disarmament as a high priority. It also provides an opportunity to educate the public—and their leaders—about the real benefits of eliminating such weapons, and the social and economic     Show more . . .


Cuba-U.S. Relations, Obama and Beyond Book Launch with Arnold August
September 27, 2017
Against the background of the history of Cuba-U.S. interconnectedness and in light of Obama's ini­tiative and Trump's election, Arnold August deals with the relationship between the two countries, delving into past and current U.S. aggression against Cuba's artistic field, ideology and politics.     Show more . . .


World Rabies Day
September 28, 2017
It is celebrated annually to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating this horrifying disease.      Show more . . .


Beyond Words: Kate Evans presents Threads
September 29, 2017
For British-based cartoonist, artist, activist, and author Kate Evans, the only proper response to the refugee crisis now facing Europe (and the rest of the world) is action. In her latest graphic novel, Threads, she faces the situation head on; telling the stories of those marginalized and     Show more . . .


Beyond Words: Kate Evans presents Threads
September 29, 2017
For British-based cartoonist, artist, activist, and author Kate Evans, the only proper response to the refugee crisis now facing Europe (and the rest of the world) is action. In her latest graphic novel, Threads, she faces the situation head on; telling the stories of those marginalized and     Show more . . .


International Day of Older Persons
October 01, 2017
Ageism is a widely prevalent and prejudicial attitude that stems from the assumption that age discrimination, and sometimes neglect and abuse of older persons is a social norm and therefore, acceptable. It is a reality in some form in all societies, and finds expression in individuals’     Show more . . .


Fighting Dirty book launch with Poh-Gek Forkert
October 01, 2017
Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the     Show more . . .


International Day of Non-Violence
October 02, 2017
The International Day of Non-Violence is marked on 2 October, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.     Show more . . .


World Habitat Day
October 03, 2017
"On this World Habitat Day, I urge national and local governments, city planners and communities everywhere to keep “Housing at the Centre”. Guaranteeing dignity and opportunity for all depends on people having access to affordable and adequate housing. I look forward to a successful     Show more . . .


World Teachers’ Day
October 05, 2017
It is recognized that teachers are not only a means to implementing education goals; they are the key to sustainability and national capacity in achieving learning and creating societies based on knowledge, values and ethics. However, they continue to face challenges brought about by staff     Show more . . .


World Mental Health Day
October 10, 2017
World Mental Health Day is observed on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.      Show more . . .


International Day of the Girl Child
October 11, 2017
The world’s 1.1 billion girls are part of a large and vibrant global generation poised to take on the future. Yet the ambition for gender equality in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) highlights the preponderance of disadvantage and discrimination borne by girls everywhere on a daily     Show more . . .


International Day for Disaster Reduction
October 13, 2017
The International Day for Disaster Reduction began in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held every 13 October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their     Show more . . .


International Day of Rural Women
October 15, 2017
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to leave no one behind. To deliver on that, we must help rural women to thrive, and to access the support and information they need, so that they can fulfil their potential without leaving their communities." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


World Food Day
October 16, 2017
On 16 October 1945, 42 countries assembled in Quebec, Canada, to create the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). Their goal was to free humanity from hunger and malnutrition, and to effectively manage the global food system.      Show more . . .


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 17, 2017
"Poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It is manifested in restricted access to health, education and other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse of other fundamental human rights [...] Let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit     Show more . . .


World Development Information Day
October 24, 2017
"[...] Information and communications technologies have the potential to provide new solutions to development challenges, particularly in the context of globalization, and can foster economic growth, competitiveness, access to information and knowledge, poverty eradication and social inclusion     Show more . . .


Disarmament Week
October 24, 2017 to October 30, 2017
The annual observance of Disarmament Week, which begins on the anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, was called for in the Final Document of the General Assembly 1978 special session on disarmament (resolution S-10/2). States were invited to highlight the danger of the arms race,     Show more . . .


Kevin MacKay speaking on “Radical Transformation” in Ottawa
October 25, 2017
oin author, professor and activist Kevin MacKay for a presentation on Radical Transformation: Oligarchy, Collapse, and the Crisis of Civilization. Radical Transformation is a story about industrial civilization’s impending collapse, and about the possibilities of averting this fate. Human     Show more . . .


World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
October 27, 2017
"The stories told by this heritage are powerful expressions of culture and place, weaving together personal and collective experience, reflecting the search for meaning shared by all. This heritage provides an anchor in a world of change, especially for local communities, providing records of     Show more . . .


An Evening with Martine Delvaux (in conversation with Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis)
October 27, 2017
Come hear Martine Delvaux”, author of Serial Girls: From Barbie to Pussy Riot, in conversation with Dr. Eftihia Mihelakis. This event is free and open to the public.      Show more . . .


World Cities Day
October 31, 2017
"Cities are increasingly the home of humanity. They are central to climate action, global prosperity, peace and human rights." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
November 02, 2017
"I pay tribute to the courage of all media personnel who put their lives on the line for the sake of truth. And I call for immediate action to secure justice in cases where journalists were attacked, harassed or killed." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 05, 2017
"Tsunamis may be rare but, like any other natural hazard, if we fail to prepare and raise awareness, then we risk paying a heavy price." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
November 06, 2017
"On this International Day, I urge governments, businesses and citizens around the world to prioritize environmental care and the sustainable management of natural resources for preventing conflict, building peace and promoting lasting prosperity." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


Canadian Wildlife Federation Goose Gala
November 09, 2017
The CWF Goose Gala supports Canada's wildlife and wild spaces. Proceeds from the event help ensure a bright future for Canadian wildlife. Thanks to the generosity of corporations and philanthropists, the gala has channeled $500,000 into the CWF Wild by Nature campaign. As we mark Canada's 150th     Show more . . .


International Week of Science and Peace
November 09, 2017 to November 15, 2017
The International Week of Science and Peace was first observed during 1986 as part of the observance of the International Year of Peace. The organization of events and activities for the week was undertaken as a non-governmental initiative; the secretariat for the International Year of Peace was     Show more . . .


World Science Day for Peace and Development
November 10, 2017
Proclaimed by the UNESCO General Conference (Resolution 31C/ 20) in 2001, the World Science Day for Peace and Development is an annual event celebrated all over the world to recall the commitment made at the UNESCO-ICSU World Conference on Science (Budapest 1999).      Show more . . .


World Diabetes Day
November 14, 2017
"Let us focus both on prevention and strengthening health services so that everyone who has this debilitating disease can receive the support he or she needs." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Day for Tolerance
November 16, 2017
The United Nations is committed to strengthening tolerance by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples. This imperative lies at the core of the United Nations Charter, as well as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and is more important than ever in this era of rising and     Show more . . .


World Philosophy Day
November 17, 2017
World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO to honour philosophical reflection in the entire world by opening up free and accessible spaces. Its objective is to encourage the peoples of the world to share their philosophical heritage and to open their minds to new ideas, as well as to     Show more . . .


World Toilet Day
November 19, 2017
"Sustainable development goal 6 calls on the international community to ensure access to toilets by 2030. Delivering on this basic human right — the right to water and sanitation — is good for people, business and the economy." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


Universal Children’s Day
November 20, 2017
United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children's welfare.      Show more . . .


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
November 20, 2017
The Day has become an important tool in global efforts to reduce road casualties. It offers an opportunity for drawing attention to the scale of emotional and economic devastation caused by road crashes and for giving recognition to the suffering of road crash victims and the work of support and     Show more . . .


International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 25, 2017
"Violence against women and girls is a human rights violation, public health pandemic and serious obstacle to sustainable development. It imposes large-scale costs on families, communities and economies. The world cannot afford to pay this price." — Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General     Show more . . .


International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 29, 2017
"This year, the number of demolitions of Palestinian houses and other structures by Israeli forces has doubled, compared to 2015. Gaza remains a humanitarian emergency, with 2 million Palestinians struggling with crumbling infrastructure and a paralyzed economy, and tens of thousands still     Show more . . .


World AIDS Day
December 01, 2017
"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development was adopted with a promise to leave no one behind. Nowhere is this more important than in tackling AIDS. Supporting young, vulnerable and marginalized people will change the course of the epidemic." — Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 02, 2017
"The UN Voluntary Fund on Contemporary Forms of Slavery helps restore the human rights and dignity of thousands of victims and their families by awarding grants to projects providing rehabilitation services. I urge Member States, businesses, private foundation and other donors to increase their     Show more . . .


International Day of Persons with Disabilities
December 03, 2017
"Let us work together for the full and equal participation of persons with disabilities in an inclusive and sustainable world that embraces humanity in all its diversity." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 05, 2017
The International Volunteer Day (IVD) mandated by the UN General Assembly, is held each year on 5 December. It is viewed as a unique chance for volunteers and organizations to celebrate their efforts, to share their values, and to promote their work among their communities, non-governmental     Show more . . .


World Soil Day
December 05, 2017
"On World Soil Day, I call for greater attention to the pressing issues affecting soils, including climate change, antimicrobial resistance, soil-borne diseases, contamination, nutrition and human health." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
December 09, 2017
In September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly established 9 December as the International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime. The 9th of December is the anniversary of the adoption of the 1948 Convention on the     Show more . . .


International Anti-Corruption Day
December 09, 2017
"On International Anti-corruption Day, let us reaffirm our commitment to ending the deceit and dishonesty that threaten the 2030 Agenda and our efforts to achieve peace and prosperity for all on a healthy planet." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


Human Rights Day
December 10, 2017
Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day on which, in 1948, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. In 1950, the Assembly passed resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to observe 10     Show more . . .


International Mountain Day
December 11, 2017
Mountains host communities with ancient cultures and traditions, and are places of religious worship, pilgrimage and rituals all over the world. The concept of traditional heritage, culture and spirituality is intrinsically linked with peoples’ livelihoods in the mountains, where it is often     Show more . . .


International Migrants Day
December 18, 2017
"On this International Migrants Day, I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .


International Human Solidarity Day
December 20, 2017
"Global problems require collective solutions. At a time of divisiveness on many key global issues, from armed conflict to forced migration, people need to turn toward each other in common cause, not away from each other in fear." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon     Show more . . .