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 …

UN Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development

Photo: Henrik Johansson, Great Ocean Road The United Nations has proclaimed a Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development (2021-2030) to support efforts to reverse the cycle of decline in ocean health and gather ocean stakeholders worldwide behind a common framework that will ensure ocean science can fully support countries in creating improved conditions for …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …