Tag: Sustainable Development Goals

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June | United Nations

  17 June is recognised by the United Nations as the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought. Desertification, a problem affecting over 250 million people worldwide, is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas, caused by inappropriate and overuse of the land through human activities like deforestation or overgrazing.   The World… Continue Reading World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, 17 June | United Nations

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, 4 June | United Nations

  On 4 June every year, the United Nations observes the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. This day acknowledges that the most vulnerable members of society, namely children, are those most greatly affected by the consequences of armed conflict and other acts of aggression, and affirms the UN’s commitment to protect the rights of children,… Continue Reading International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, 4 June | United Nations

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

  In 2002 the United Nations General Assembly declared 21 May to be the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, following the adoption of the Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2001.The United Nations sees the promotion of cultural diversity, and intercultural dialogue… Continue Reading World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development, 21 May | United Nations

World Soil Day, 5th December 2016 | United Nations

The 5th December 2016 is designated World Soil Day by the United Nations; a day to raise awareness of the critical importance of soil to everyone’s lives, and the issues affecting soils today.   The 2016 theme for World Soil Day is “Soils and pulses, a symbiosis for life.” Pulses contribute many positive properties to soil, which… Continue Reading World Soil Day, 5th December 2016 | United Nations

International Day of the Girl Child | 11 October 2016 | United Nations

October 11th 2016 is International Day of the Girl Child, a day designated by the United Nations for recognising “girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.”   This year, the theme for International Day of the Girl Child is “Girls’ Progress = Goals’ Progress: What Counts for Girls,” in line with the… Continue Reading International Day of the Girl Child | 11 October 2016 | United Nations

Caritas Parish Resources for International Day of Peace

Caritas Australia have developed a number of free parish resources for International Day of Peace, 21 September 2016, which can be downloaded from their website.   The resources include Peace Liturgy notes and a Prayer for Peace, amongst other useful documents for parish or community groups.   Also available are resources for the Season of Creation… Continue Reading Caritas Parish Resources for International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace | 21 September 2016

Wednesday 21 September 2016 is the International Day of Peace, which is observed and celebrated by nations around the world every year on this day.   This year, the theme designated by the United Nations is “The Sustainable Development Goals: Building Blocks for Peace.”   The 17 Sustainable Development Goals aim to build a more prosperous and fair world for… Continue Reading International Day of Peace | 21 September 2016

International Day of Charity | 5th September 2016

Monday 5th September is designated by the United Nations as International Day of Charity, in recognition of the important work the charitable organisations and inidividuals do to combat poverty in all countries of the world.   International Day of Charity falls on the anniversary of the death of Mother Teresa, who is renowned for her… Continue Reading International Day of Charity | 5th September 2016

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

6th April is the United Nations’ International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), a day that signifies the UN’s recognition of the positive influence that sport can have on the advancement of human rights, and social and economic development (IDSDP website). “Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down… Continue Reading International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

17 sustainable development goals for one world – Curtin University, Wednesday 2nd December

This free session will include plenary and interactive work and fun including theatre and opportunities to discuss future individual and institutional collaboration for the sustainable development goals. What the goals highlight is we need innovative integrated solutions and achieving truly integrated approaches requires greater collaboration and cooperation across all sectors. How can West Australians communities,… Continue Reading 17 sustainable development goals for one world – Curtin University, Wednesday 2nd December

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