International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People / Día Internacional de los Pueblos Indígenas / Journée Internationale des Peuples Autochtonesa. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by …

World Listening Day

July 18 is World Listening Day. Contests and walks around the world focus attention on improving listening skills and conserving critical soundscapes. July 18 was chosen because it is the birthday of the Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer, one of the founders of the Acoustic Ecology movement. Details: worldlisteningproject.org Wiki World Listening Day Planeta.com World …

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family. When is Mother’s Day? The United States celebrates Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. Next up: May 13, 2018. Mexico celebrates Mother’s Day on May 10. Also celebrated by El Salvador and Guatemala. Bolivia celebrates on May 27. Russia celebrates the last …

World Water Day

World Water Day is March 22 coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners. In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030, making water a key issue …

Open Data Day

Poster: Open Data Now is the time to be more open. With most crisis created by secretive information becoming public, we advocate making as much information public and transparent as possible – starting with tourism and conservation info. Open Data Day – http://opendataday.org – is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. …

Happy IDUAI!! September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information

Let me be among the first to wish you a ‘Happy IDUAI!’ September 28 is the International Day for Universal Access to Information (also known as IDUAI). Hashtags: #AccessToInfoDay , #IDUAI, #RightToKnowDay I know this doesn’t roll off the tongue, but this day in tandem with World Tourism Day has great potential. More about that below. One of the cornerstones …

World Celebrates its own Environment Day (2016)

June 5 is World Environment Day, the largest, most globally celebrated day for positive environmental action. Curiously, this is a little known, big celebration, engaging millions across the globe through events on the ground in 70+ countries. Every year, participants, young and old, organize clean up campaigns, art exhibits, tree-planting drives, concerts, dance recitals, recycling drives, …