International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
The United Nations established this day in 2005 through this resolution. The annual message for the day, together with other resources, are available here.
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Find out more about why the United Nations declared this day here. A Crown for Australia: Striving for the Best in Our Sporting Nation Today is a great day to revisit the Australian Catholic Bishops’ Social Justice Statement 2014–2015. It challenges us to look at the place of sport in our lives. Where are its… Read More »International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
International Mother Earth Day
Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth in a number of countries and regions, which reflects the interdependence that exists among human beings, other living species and the planet we all inhabit. Resolution establishing Mother Earth Day adopted by the General Assembly on 22 April 2009 The United Nations designated this day… Read More »International Mother Earth Day
World Book and Copyright Day
Did you know that this date was chosen by the United Nations because it was on this date in 1616 that Miguel de Cervantes, William Shakespeare and Inc Garcilaso de la Vega died? Read the UNESCO resolution proclaiming the day here. Access resources for celebrating the day here.
World Day for Health and Safety at Work
The International Labour Organisation (ILO) began to celebrate this day in 2003 however the trade union movement internationally has marked this day as the International Commemoration Day for Dead and Injured Workers since 1996. This celebration is an integral part of the Global Strategy on Occupational Safety and Health of the ILO. As part of the 2020… Read More »World Day for Health and Safety at Work