Events

This page shows events going on across the world to highlight environmental issues and other important UN dates. Find out about events in your area that you can get involved in, or help to promote within your organization.

You can also suggest an event if you can't find it here and think people should know about it. Events should be of a campaign style (i.e. not conferences or meetings), open to everyone and free to join. World Environment Day and European 'In Town Without My Car' Day are examples of the sort of thing we're interested in.

Mon 20/02/17
Social justice is an underlying principle for peaceful and prosperous coexistence within and among nations. The UN upholds the principles of social justice by promoting gender equality and the rights of indigenous peoples and migrants. They advance...
Fri 03/03/17
On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) proclaimed 3 March, the day of signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as UN World Wildlife Day to...
Wed 08/03/17
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The...
Mon 20/03/17
Since 2013, the United Nations has celebrated the International Day of Happiness as a way to recognise the importance of happiness in the lives of people around the world. The UN just launched 17 Sustainable Development Goals that seek to end...
Tue 21/03/17
The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged...
Wed 22/03/17
World Water Day, on 22 March every year, is about taking action to tackle the water crisis. Today, there are over 663 million people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources,...
Thu 23/03/17
World Meteorological Day is celebrated every year on 23 March to commemorate the entry into force in 1950 of the convention that created the World Meteorological Organization. The day also highlights the huge contribution that National...
Sat 25/03/17
Hundreds of millions of people, businesses and governments around the world unite each year to support the largest environmental event in history – Earth Hour - by switching off the lights for one hour.
Sat 22/04/17
International Mother Earth Day is celebrated to remind each of us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance. It also recognizes a collective responsibility, as called for in the 1992 Rio Declaration, to promote harmony...
Wed 10/05/17
World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) was initiated in 2006 and is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats. It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise...
Mon 22/05/17
The United Nations proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. When first created by the Second Committee of the UN General Assembly in late 1993, 29 December...
Mon 29/05/17
The United Nations General Assembly designated 29 May as the International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers.  The day has two purposes:
Mon 05/06/17
It’s time! Once again UN Environment seeks to make the biggest global call and mobilization for action on 5 June, World Environment Day (WED).  World Environment Day is the biggest annual event for positive environmental action and takes place...
Thu 08/06/17
Celebrated each year on 8 June since 2009, World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise global awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans.
Sat 17/06/17
The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. In 1994, the United Nations General Assembly declared (...
Mon 19/06/17
European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) is a series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe. It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards...
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