International Year

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) The United Nations dedicates an entire calendar year to focus on particular topics and themes. Key Linksun.org/en/sections/observances/international-yearsunesco.org/commemorations/international-yearsunesco.org/commemorations/international-days Questions How do people contribute or participate in an International Year? How are International Years proposed? How is an International Year evaluated? 2022 The International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development (IYM 2022)A/RES/76/129 International …

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

Poster August 9 is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous People. The United Nations’ International Day of the World’s Indigenous People is observed on August 9 each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s Indigenous population. This event recognizes the achievements and contributions made by Indigenous Peoples. The commemoration takes place in recognition …

United Nations Environment Programme

Logo The United Nations Environment Programme – unep.org – is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. Key [email protected] HistoryIt was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) …

United Nations

Photo: UN Spotlight on the United Nations Key Linksun.orgwebtv.un.org CelebrationsOctober 24 is UN Day Headlines‘The world must wake up’: Tasks daunting as UN meeting opens Recommended ListeningCan the United Nations be reformed? – Future Tense Embedded Tweets 2020s Planeta.com

World Toilet Day

Poster Toilet = sanitation fixture used primarily for the disposal of human urine and feces. International organizations, particularly the World Toilet Organization, have promoted World Toilet Day. In 2013, the United Nations officially recognized November 19 as World Toilet Day in a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority. 2020: The focus …

2018 Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of Indigenous peoples

Image Recommended reading: Report of the Special Rapporteur of the Human Rights Council on the rights of Indigenous peoples Summary The present report is submitted to the General Assembly by the Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous peoples pursuant to her mandate under Human Rights Council resolution 33/12. In the report, the Special Rapporteur …

17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues #UNPFII17

New York City – Announcing the 17th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII), which takes place at the United Nations Headquarters April 16-27, 2018. This year’s theme: “Indigenous peoples’ collective rights to lands, territories and resources” After further deliberations among Permanent Forum members, final report will be adopted at the …

Evaluating the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017

Poster The United Nations General Assembly approved the adoption of 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. The resolution recognizes “the importance of international tourism, and particularly of the designation of an international year of sustainable tourism for development, in fostering better understanding among peoples everywhere, in leading to a greater awareness …

Habitat 3 (2016)

Habitat III is the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development taking place this week in Quito, Ecuador, October 17 – 20. The meeting takes place every 20 years, and its action-oriented outcome, known as the New Urban Agenda, will be finalized this week. It has 175 items that center around two core objectives: inclusive …