International Day of Older Persons

Facts and figures: In 2050, there will be more persons over 60 than children in the world Between 1950 and 2010 life expectancy worldwide rose from 46 to 68 years Almost 700 million people in the world are now over the age of 60 Around the...

International Day of Older Persons

International Day of Older Persons

The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year. On December 14, 1990 the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 1 as the International Day of Older Persons as recorded in Resolution 45/106.[1] The holiday was observed for...

World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day

Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. This date was chosen as on that day in 1970, the Statutes of the UNWTO were adopted. The adoption of these Statutes is considered a milestone in global tourism....

"Let us work together to maximize the immense potential of tourism to drive inclusive economic growth, protect the environment and promote sustainable development and a life of dignity for all." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Every time we travel, for whatever reason,...

THE PEACE CRANE PROJECT

As a symbol of peace, an origami crane with a personal message is either given to a friend or left in a public place. This is the peace crane project---an initiative first spearheaded to celebrate the United Nations International Day of...

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

Achieving global nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations. It was the subject of the General Assembly’s first resolution in 1946. After general and complete disarmament first came onto the General Assembly’s agenda in 1959, nuclear...

"The people of the world have asked us to shine a light on a future of promise and opportunity. Member States have responded with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development... It is an agenda for people, to end poverty in all its forms. An agenda for the planet, our...

United Nations – International Day of Peace

On the International Day of Peace, global brands are joining forces across industries and geographies in an unprecedented effort to highlight the vital role of food assistance in creating a more peaceful world. We teamed up with Noma Bar to...

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace

The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September. It is dedicated to world peace, and specifically the absence of war and violence, such as might be occasioned by a temporary ceasefire in a combat...

Zac Goldsmith on Transforming UK Politics

RSA Spotlights – taking you straight to the heart of the event, highlighting our favourite moments and key talking points. How can we empower the public regarding issues that affect their day-to-day lives? Voter frustration with politics...

Magna Carta: Legacy

One of two beautifully illustrated animations telling the story of Magna Carta, made with the British Library to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Charter’s creation - with the added bonus of being voiced by Monty Python's Terry Jones!...

International Day of Democracy

International Day of Democracy

In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an...

World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991. It is a platform for over 200 collaborating organisations to convene...

Human Rights In Two Minutes

This incredible 2-minute animation will tell you everything you need to know about your human rights and why they matter. Seerightsinfo.org for more. Narrated by Tim Key Directed by Cub Studio Produced by Yoav Segal & Cub Studio Concept...

http://www.cnduk.org/ CND campaigns non-violently to achieve British nuclear disarmament – for scrapping the Trident nuclear weapons system and preventing its replacement. But we recognise that Britain’s nuclear weapons are only a small part of the problem, so we also...

http://www.theatomproject.org/en/ The ATOM Project is an international campaign designed to do more than create awareness surrounding the human and environmental devastation caused by nuclear weapons testing. The ATOM Project hopes to affect real and lasting change by...

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes. It was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as part of a Swedish-sponsored GA Resolution A/63/L.49 on the...

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.”

– Thomas Aquinas

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Friendship is the source

“Friendship is the source of the greatest pleasures, and without friends even the most agreeable pursuits become tedious.” - Thomas Aquinas

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island… to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.”

– Baltasar Gracian

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True friendship multiplies

“True friendship multiplies the good in life and divides its evils. Strive to have friends, for life without friends is like life on a desert island... to find one real friend in a lifetime is good fortune; to keep him is a blessing.” - Baltasar Gracian

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