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International Mother Language Day

UN Headquarters 405 E 45th St, New York, NY, United States

Background International Mother Language Day was proclaimed by the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in November 1999. The idea to celebrate International Mother Language Day was...

World Seagrass Day

Healthy seagrass, healthy planet In May 2022, the General Assembly adopted A/RES/76/265 proclaiming 1 March as World Seagrass Day. The resolution highlights the urgent need to raise awareness at all levels and...

Zero Discrimination Day

ABOUT ZERO DISCRIMINATION DAY On Zero Discrimination Day, 1 March, we celebrate the right of everyone to live a full and productive life—and live it with dignity. Zero Discrimination Day...

World Wildlife Day

Online Event accessed through CITES YouTube Channel The incalculable value of wildlife Billions of people, in developed and developing nations, benefit daily from the use of wild species for food,...

World Wildlife Day

The incalculable value of wildlife Billions of people, in developed and developing nations, benefit daily from the use of wild species for food, energy, materials, medicine, recreation, inspiration and many...

International Women’s Day

Invest in women: Accelerate progress Achieving gender equality and women’s well-being in all aspects of life is more crucial than ever if we want to create prosperous economies and a healthy planet. However, we are facing a key challenge: the alarming $360 billion annual deficit in gender-equality measures by 2030. Join us on March 8,...

International Day of Women Judges

Background While equality in the judiciary has been historically uneven, steps are being taken to remedy this as evidenced by the declaration by the United Nations General Assembly of 10 March as the International Day of Women Judges. The General Assembly resolution, drafted by the State of Qatar, is tangible proof of an positive shift. Redressing...

International Day to Combat Islamophobia

What is Islamophobia? Islamophobia is a fear, prejudice and hatred of Muslims that leads to provocation, hostility and intolerance by means of threatening, harassment, abuse, incitement and intimidation of Muslims...

International Day of Happiness

What is the International Day of Happiness? It’s a day to be happy, of course! Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way...