International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Poster 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 …

International Year

Buzzwords The United Nations dedicates an entire calendar year to focus on particular topics or themes. Key Links http://www.un.org/en/sections/observances/international-years Questions How do people contribute or participate in an International Year? How are International Years proposed? How is an International Year evaluated? Embedded Tweets 2019 Intl Year of Indigenous Languages was proclaimed by UN based on …

World Toilet Day

Poster Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. More than one …

2018 Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of Indigenous peoples

Image Recommended reading: Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of Indigenous peoples Summary The present report is submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples pursuant to her mandate under Human Rights Council resolution 33/12. In the report, the Special Rapporteur …

17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues #UNPFII17

New York City – Announcing the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which takes place at the United Nations Headquarters April 16-27, 2018. This year’s theme: “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources” After further deliberations among Permanent Forum members, final report will be adopted at the …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development #iy2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

United Nations

Photo: UN United Nations … Key Links http://www.un.org http://webtv.un.org Celebrations October 24 is UN Day 2020s UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development Embedded Tweets The future of libraries isn't paper vs digital, but rather how digital extends the power of written knowledge. pic.twitter.com/5c7Ewz4TC0 — Francesco Pisano (@pisanoUN) May 4, 2017 Planeta.com Global Goals

Time for Action at #COP22

The United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP22, is being held in Marrakesh, Morocco November 7-18, 2016. This will be the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) to the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Of special interest this year is the side event focusing on tourism and climate …

Habitat3

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taking place this week in Quito, Ecuador, October 17 – 20. The meeting takes place every 20 years, and its action-oriented outcome, known as the New Urban Agenda, will be finalized this week. It has 175 items that center around two core objectives: inclusive …

Indigenous Day 2016

The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place on August 9 in recognition of the first meeting of the United Nations Working Group …