International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment. The condition typically leaves women...

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

The International Day for Biological Diversity (or World Biodiversity Day) is a United Nations–sanctioned international day for the promotion of biodiversity issues. It is currently held on May 22.[1] The International Day for Biological Diversity falls within the...

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

The World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development is a United Nations–sanctioned international holiday for the promotion of diversity issues. It is currently held on May 21.[1] The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed this holiday due to UNESCO's...

International Day of Families

International Day of Families

The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237 and reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. The International Day...

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day

The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day[1][2] or just World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression...

International Workers’ Day

International Workers’ Day

International Workers' Day, also known as Labour Day in some countries, is a celebration of labourers and the working classes that is promoted by the international labour movement, socialists, communists or anarchists and occurs every year on May Day (1 May), an...

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

In 2003, the International Labour Organization (ILO), began to observe World Day in order to stress the prevention of accidents and diseases at work, capitalizing on the ILO's traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue. This celebration is an integral...

Laws that undermine creativity

Clip from an interview with Cory Doctorow for my forthcoming documentary on surveillance, privacy and censorship issues called "Orwell Upgraded". For news and progress updates, just sign up for the newsletter on the website, or follow on...

World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day

World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April.[1] The event was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000 to "raise awareness of how patents, copyright, trademarks and designs impact on daily life" and "to celebrate...

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day

World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria. Globally, 3.3 billion people in 106 countries are at risk of malaria.[1] In 2012, malaria caused an estimated 627,000 deaths,...

“Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill”

– Barbara Tuchman

Read more

Books are the carriers of civilization

"Books are the carriers of civilization. Without books, history is silent, literature dumb, science crippled, thought and speculation at a standstill" - Barbara Tuchman

History of The English Language (1943)

Acting as an excellent layman's introduction to the origins of one of the most common languages on the planet, 'History of the English Language' demonstrates how language changes over time, and presents England as being multicultural right...

World Book Day

World Book Day

World Book Day[1] or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading,...

English Language Day

English Language Day

UN English Language Day is observed annually on 23 April.[1] The event was established by UN's Department of Public Information in 2010 "to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the...

The Story of Place

“What is this place worth in oil? Where do we want to steer our civilization? What do we want left when we’re done? — Craig Childs, The Story of Place Protect Greater Canyonlands Today: gctru.st/Protect_Greater_Canyonlands Canyonlands...

DEFENDING MOTHER EARTH

(EN DEFENSA DE LA MADRE TIERRA) A Native Spirit Production / 31mins / UK Short synopsis: In the context of the prophesy of the meeting of the Condor of the south and the Eagle of the north, a group of indigenous elders arrived in Europe last...

Mother Earth

A celebration of our glorious Mother.

International Mother Earth Day (22 April)

'Nature has just as much right to be protected by us, as we need to be protected if we were in danger. Without nature, there is no house, there’s no food, there’s no air, there is no life'. Video portraits from Australia, Russia, New...

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day

International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the General Assembly under Resolution A/RES/63/278. The Resolution was introduced by The Plurinational State of Bolivia and endorsed by over 50 member states.[1] It recognizes that "the Earth and its...

International Day of Human Space Flight

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

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

Read more

In their greatest hour of need

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

Display posts by category

The latest GLADE news:

Sign up for News!

Sign up for News!

Our newsletter brings you the latest stories from around the world, informative and timely articles, links to useful websites, educational videos, and much more!

Thank you for signing up! Have a nice day! :-)

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This