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February 2019

Planetary Security Initiative

February 19 @ 8:00 am - April 20 @ 5:00 pm
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March 2019

International Women’s Day

March 4

International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. It is also an opportunity to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive…

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World Water Day

March 22

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water. 2018 Theme: Nature for Water This year’s theme explores how we can…

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April 2019

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

April 6

Sport has historically played an important role in all societies, be it in the form of competitive sport, physical activity or play. But one may wonder: what does sport have to do with the United Nations? In fact, sport presents a natural partnership for the United Nations (UN) system. Sport as a Fundamental Right The right of access to, and participation in, sport and play has long been recognised in a number of international conventions. In 1978, UNESCO described sport…

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International Mother Earth Day

April 22

Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. The Earth and its ecosystems are our home. In order to achieve a just balance among the economic, social, and environmental needs of present and future generations, it is necessary to promote harmony with nature and the Earth. International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to…

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May 2019

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

May 29

2018 Theme: “UN Peacekeepers: 70 Years of Service and Sacrifice” The theme for the 2018 International Day of UN Peacekeepers is “70 Years of Service and Sacrifice.” The Day, 29 May, offers a chance to pay tribute to the contributions of uniformed and civilian personnel to the work of the Organization and to honour more than 3,700 peacekeepers who have lost their lives serving under the UN flag since 1948, including 129 who died last year. This year, the United Nations…

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