International Day of Human Space Flight

The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution...

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

The United Nations (UN) has named April 7 as the Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide. This day commemorates the deaths of 800,000 people who were murdered during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, central Africa. What Do People Do Many people around the...

Let the Devil Sleep: Rwanda 20 Years After Genocide

Let the Devil Sleep is the story of four individual's unlikely journey of confession, forgiveness and reconciliation in post-genocide Rwanda. The Rwanda genocide of 1994 saw people murdered at a scale and at a speed not seen since World War...

“In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda”

– Kofi Annan

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In their greatest hour of need

"In their greatest hour of need, the world failed the people of Rwanda" - Kofi Annan

World Health Day

The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO). In 1948, the WHO held the First World Health Assembly. The Assembly decided to celebrate 7 April of each year, with...

WHO: Healthy ageing — adding life to years

For the first time in human history, the world will soon have more older people than children. The human race is ageing and we are unprepared. Unless we change the way we think and act about ageing, we will miss the opportunity to age in...

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) is an annual celebration of the power of sport to drive social change, community development and to foster peace and understanding. Creating a a historical link to the first modern Olympic Games in 1896,...

King Of The Mountain

As a boy growing up, Samuel Mugisha dreamed of being a part of the Rwandan national cycling team, Team Rwanda, as he believed it would be a way to help make money for his family. What he discovered was something else entirely. In a country...

International Mine Awareness Day

On 8 December 2005, the General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action. It called for continued efforts by States, with the assistance of the United Nations and relevant...

World Autism Awareness Day

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about people with autism throughout the world. It was designated by the United Nations...

Friends of Mine

"As a major supporter of filmmaking for social change, I recommend you see this powerful film. The message will inspire you." -Jon Fitzgerald, Co-Founder, Slamdance Film Festival; Executive Director, Hollywood Film Festival "Watch Friends of...

Identity is Key to Understanding

National Attraction touring the country in 2016 shows the ancient history of African Americans before the transatlantic slave trade began. It is an experience that you will treasure for a lifetime. Please support this worthy presentation....

World Tuberculosis Day

World Tuberculosis Day, falling on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease. In 2012, 8.6 million people fell ill with TB, and 1.3 million died from the disease,...

Every year, on 24 March, the world marks World TB Day (WTBD), one of the world's top health challenges with 9 million new TB cases and the deaths of nearly 1.5 million people each year. The Day is an occasion to mobilize political and social commitment for further...

Undermined – An epidemic in South Africa’s Gold Mines

Mine workers in sub-Saharan Africa have the highest rates of tuberculosis in the world, with more than 760 000 new cases per year connected to the mining industry. Undermined explores the river of TB flowing out from the mines, and why a...

EXPOSED: Chapter 1: The Global Epidemic

Natalie Skipper survived multidrug-resistant tuberculosis, but not before it flipped her life upside down. We weave together Natalie's story – which took place in Nashville, Tennessee – with a global perspective on the pervasive threat posed...

World Meteorological Day

World Meteorological Day celebrates the ratification of the Convention of the World Meteorological Organization on March 23rd 1950. The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) is an intergovernmental organization with a membership of 191 Member States and Territories....

Met Office – Climate Change

One of a series of "news-style" videos for the Met Office - we took Professor Stephen Belcher for a stroll in the woods and along the beach to talk about the implications of global warming & climate change. Researched, produced, scripted &...

World Water Day

World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22. The day focuses attention on the importance of fresh water and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.[1] UN-Water proposes the annual theme and coordinates the global campaign...

World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD) is observed on March 21. On this day, people with Down syndrome and those who live and work with them throughout the world organize and participate in activities and events to raise public awareness and create a single global voice for...

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