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World Humanitarian Day
World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It marks the day on which the then Special Representative of the Secretary-General to Iraq, Sergio Vieira de Mello and 21 of his colleagues were killed in the...
International Youth Day
"(Young people) are making important contributions to our work to eradicate poverty, contain the spread of disease, combat climate change and achieve the Millennium Development Goals. I call on Member States to increase their investments in young people so they can do even more." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
World Population Day
World Population Day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.
Future Connections conference-
The Future Connections conference will take place 25-26 June 2015
World Refugee Day
The United Nations' (UN) World Refugee Day is observed on June 20 each year. This event honours the courage, strength and determination of women, men and children who are forced to flee their homeland under threat of persecution, conflict and violence.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 17 the "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought" to promote public awareness of the issue, and the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification in those countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa. Ever since, country Parties...
World Environment Day
World Environment Day (WED) is celebrated every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth. It is run by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
The Future of Sustainable Development in sub-Saharan Africa-
The United Nations Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) finish at the end of 2015. So what is the future of sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa? The event will give examples of success and the challenges faced in achieving the MDGs.
International Day of UN Peacekeepers
The "International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers", May 29, is a day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honour the memory of those who...
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
In 2001, UNESCO adopted the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity and in December 2002, the UN General Assembly, in its resolution 57/249, declared May 21 to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.