International Civil Aviation Day

The purpose of International Civil Aviation Day is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States, and of the unique role of the International Civil Aviation Organization in helping States to cooperate and realize a truly global rapid transit network at… Read More »International Civil Aviation Day

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide

"Where we see people facing systematic discrimination or becoming targets of violence simply because of who they are, because of their identity, we must act – both to defend those at immediate risk and those who could be in jeopardy in the future. By promoting a culture of peace and non-violence that includes respect for… Read More »International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide

International Anti-Corruption Day

"On this International Day, I urge people everywhere to continue to work on innovative solutions to win the battle against corruption and to ensure that precious resources serve the peoples of the world." UN Secretary-General, António Guterres Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies. No country, region… Read More »International Anti-Corruption Day

Human Rights Day

"It is clear that social divisions are being replicated online. More worryingly, as essential services continue to shift online, digital inclusion becomes mandatory for basic participation in society. It should therefore be considered a human right. This is especially important in the context of e-government, where the welfare of the most vulnerable is at stake."Australian… Read More »Human Rights Day

International Mountain Day

International Mountain Day has its roots in the document “Managing Fragile Ecosystems: Sustainable Mountain Development” (called Chapter 13), adopted in 1992 as part of the action plan Agenda 21 of the Conference on Environment and Development. Mountains are home to 15% of the world´s population and a quarter of the world’s land animals and plants.… Read More »International Mountain Day

International Migrants Day

"All migrants are entitled to equal protection of all their human rights. On this International Day, I urge leaders and people everywhere to bring the Global Compact to life, so that migration works for all." - UN Secretary-General António Guterres The observance of International Migrants Day this year focuses on the stories of social cohesion,… Read More »International Migrants Day

International Human Solidarity Day

International Human Solidarity Day is a day to celebrate our unity in diversity, a day to remind governments to respect their commitments to international agreements, a day to raise public awareness of the importance of solidarity, a day to encourage debate on the ways to promote solidarity for the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals… Read More »International Human Solidarity Day

1946 First UN General Assembly Opens

Fifty one nations were represented at the opening of the first General Assembly of the United Nations in 1946. You can find out about the resolutions of this General Assembly here.

2021: International Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons enters into force.

In his encyclical, Fratelli Tutti (On Fraternity and Social Friendship), Pope Francis questions nuclear deterrence as a way of promoting peace  noting “the catastrophic humanitarian and environmental consequences that would follow from any use of nuclear weapons, with devastating, indiscriminate and uncontainable effects, over time and space” (n 262). He concludes that “the ultimate goal of the… Read More »2021: International Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons enters into force.