International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

As of 15 March 2015, 33 UN and associated personnel were detained by State authorities in 15 countries.  One staff member is missing and two contractors remain in the custody of abductors. The International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members is...

Anti-Slavery International, founded in 1839, is the world's oldest international human rights organisation and works to eliminate all forms of slavery around the world. Visit the website: http://www.antislavery.org/

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

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

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

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 Poetry Day

World Poetry Day

World Poetry Day is on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999. The purpose of the day is to promote the reading, writing, publishing and teaching of poetry throughout the world and, as the...

Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings. Poetry is the mainstay of oral tradition and, over centuries, can communicate the innermost values of diverse cultures. In...

Noah – I am a Man

To mark World Poetry Day on 21 March, this is a video of a member of Freedom from Torture's creative writing group, Write to Life, reciting a poem screened in Guildhall Square – the heart of Portsmouth city centre.

World Down Syndrome Day

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...

International Day of Nowruz

International Day of Nowruz

International Nowruz Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/64/253 of 2010, at the initiative of several countries that share this holiday (Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India,...

International Nowruz Day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/64/253 of 2010, at the initiative of several countries that share this holiday (Afghanistan, Albania, Azerbaijan, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, India,...

International Day of Forests

International Day of Forests

The International Day of Forests was established on the 21st day of March, by resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on November 28, 2012.[1] Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees...

"In this first year of implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the International Day of Forests focuses on their role in supporting water systems... Investing in forests is an insurance policy for the planet." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon This...

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

The International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed annually on 21 March. On that day, in 1960, police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration in Sharpeville, South Africa, against the apartheid pass laws. Proclaiming...

International Day of Happiness

International Day of Happiness

The International Day of Happiness (known as Happiness Day) is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March. The International Day of Happiness (“Happiness Day”) was founded by United Nations adviser Jayme Illien on June 28, 2012, when all 193 member states of...

This campaign is a global celebration to mark the United Nations International Day of Happiness. It is coordinated by Action for Happiness, a non-profit movement of people from 160 countries, supported by a partnership of like-minded organisations.

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