The World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims is an opportunity to reflect on how we can save millions of lives.709941 1 min2 short

  • UN Secretary-General's message for the International Day of Peace

    Peace is at the heart of all our work at the United Nations.709941 1 min

    And we know peace is much more than a world free of war.

    It means resilient, stable societies where everyone can enjoy fundamental freedoms and thrive rather than struggle to meet basic needs.

  • World Humanitarian Day 19 August

    World Humanitarian Day (WHD) is held every year on 19 August to pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.

  • Today World Marks World Population Day

    World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.

  • International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: UN human rights experts call for justice and rehabilitation

     Victims of torture have a right to redress, including compensation and rehabilitation, the UN anti-torture mechanisms* said today ahead of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, June 26.

  • Today the world marks the World Refugee Day

    In a world where violence forces thousands of families to flee for their lives each day, the time is now to show that the global public stands with refugees.

  • 17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

    The Decay of the Land

    Desertification is the degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas. It is caused primarily by human activities and climatic variations.

  • UN Secretary-General's message for 100-day countdown to the International Day of Peace 2019

    Every year on 21 September, the United Nations calls on all nations and people to put down their weapons and reaffirm their commitment to living in harmony with one another.  Today, as we mark the 100-day countdown to the next International Day of Peace, I invite global reflection on this year’s timely theme.

  • Take action on air pollution to save lives, and the planet, urges UN chief


    In a message to mark World Environment Day, celebrated on Wednesday, UN Secretary-General António Guterres has emphasized the link between worsening levels of air pollution and the climate crisis.

  • World Bicycle Day

    The mobility needs of people who walk and cycle – often the majority of citizens in a city – continue to be overlooked, states Share the Road Programme Annual Report 2018. Even though the benefits of investing in pedestrians and cyclists can save lives, help protect the environment and support poverty reduction. Meeting the needs of people who walk and cycle continues to be a critical part of the mobility solution for helping cities de-couple population growth from increased emissions, and to improve air quality and road safety.
  • Global Day of Parents

    The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honours parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
  • International Day of UN Peacekeepers


    "For millions in conflict-affected situations around the world, peacekeeping is a necessity and a hope. Let us work together to make peacekeeping more effective in protecting people and advancing peace." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

  • International Day for the Elimination of Obstetric Fistula

    Do away with obstetric fistula
    Obstetric fistula is a severe postpartum trauma, due to which women suffer from incontinence, often subject to stigmatization and isolation.
  • On World Bee day, human activity blamed for falling pollinator numbers


    If you think you’re busy, then spare a thought for the world’s bees; for they, along with other insects and animals, are responsible for pollinating more than 75 per cent of the planet’s favourite food crops.

  • World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

    The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTDEE) is to increase awareness of the opportunities that societies and countries can use to use the Internet and information and communication technologies (ICT), as well as ways to bridge the digital divide.
  • Vesak Day

    “In the face of increasing intolerance and growing inequality, the Buddha’s message of non-violence and service to others is more relevant than ever.”
    —— UN Secretary-General, António Guterres
  • International Day of Light

    In 2017, UNESCO launched the International Day of Light to promote international cooperation in key areas of modern science. This day is intended to strengthen policy and management in the field of science, technology and innovation, as well as the interaction between science, politics and society. International Day of Light aims to build institutional capacity in science and engineering, using the role of scientific cooperation to achieve peace and sustainable development.
  • International Day of Peaceful Coexistence

    Peaceful coexistence involves the recognition of differences and the ability to listen, understand, respect and value others, as well as the ability to live in peace and unity.
  • World Family Day

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    Despite the fact that throughout the world in recent decades there have been significant changes in the field of family structure as a result of global trends and demographic processes, the United Nations still considers the family as the main unit of society. International Family Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness of family issues and deepen knowledge of relevant social, economic and demographic processes.
  • World Migratory Bird Day highlights deadly risks of plastic pollution


    Saturday marks World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, is raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to end the problem.