Events

21 March, 2019

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests in 2012. The Day celebrates and raises awareness of the importance of all types of forests. In 2019, the International Day of Forests (IDF) will address the theme…
18 - 22 March 2019

Africa Climate Week 2019 will convene in Accra, Ghana, 18-22 March 2019 under the theme “Climate Action in Africa: A Race We Can Win”. Specifically, the event will focus on how engagement between Parties to the UN-led international process to address…
22 April, 2019

Earth Day is celebrated each year since 1970 on April 22 around the world, with different thematics that remind us the importance of protecting our environment. In 2019, Earth Day’s theme is “Protect our Species”. To learn how to participate,…
17 May, 2019

Global Recycling Day was created in 2018 to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet.  It is a Day for the world to come together, and…
22 May, 2019

The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) was established in 2000 by the UN General Assembly to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. For further information on how to raise awareness for biodiversity conservation, please visit: https://www.cbd.int/idb/
5 June, 2019

Since 1974 each year, World Environment Day is celebrated around the world on 5 June to raise awareness on environmental issues ranging from pollution to global warming and sustainable food production to protection of wildlife. To learn how to get involved,…
8 June, 2019

A healthy world ocean is critical to our survival. Every year, World Oceans Day provides a unique opportunity to honour, help protect, and conserve our world’s shared ocean. For more information, please enter: http://www.worldoceansday.org/
15 June, 2019

Global Wind Day is a worldwide event that occurs annually on 15 June. It is a day for discovering wind energy, its power and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economies and boost jobs and…
17 June, 2019

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification. The day is a unique moment to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at…
9 - 18 July, 2019

The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2019 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from 9 – 18 July 2019; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from…
17 September, 2019

The Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals are the foundations for global efforts to address climate change. The purpose of the 2019 Climate Summit is to challenge states, regions, cities, companies, investors and citizens to step up action in…
22 September, 2019

World Rivers Day is celebrated each year on the fourth Sunday of September, with the aim of highlighting the values of rivers and increase public awareness on the importance of their protection. To learn how to get involved, please visit: http://worldriversday.com/
24 - 25 September, 2019

The 2019 September High-level Political Forum (HLPF), under the auspices of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) – SDG Summit, will take place on 24 – 25 September 2019 in New York and aims to provide leadership and reconfirm global…

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