Thursday, March 11, 2010

Calendar of Global Environmental Events Summer 2010


International Day of Cooperatives - (July 3): This day recognizes the indispensable role cooperatives play in economic and social development. The aim of the day is to highlight the complementarity of the goals and objectives of the United Nations and the international co-operative movement. The International Day also aims to strengthen and extend partnerships between the international cooperative movement and other actors, including governments at local, national and international levels. This year World Population Day highlights the importance of data for development. The focus is on the 2010 round of the population and housing census, data analysis for development and UNFPA’s lead role in population and development.

World Population Day - (July 11th): This event draws attention to the earth's rapidly growing population. The day seeks to raise awareness that can save lives and empower societies to achieve a better future. The theme for 2010 is "fight poverty educate girls."


International Day for World Indigenous People - (August 9): This day seeks to recognize the history and culture of the millions of indigenous people all around the world as well as raise awareness about indiginous people's knowledge and collective rights. Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.


International Ozone Day - (September 16): This is a day dedicated to the preservation of the ozone layer. States are invited to promote, at the national level, activities in accordance with the objectives of the Montreal Protocol and its amendments. There are many different ways to celebrate "Ozone Day" in countries, organizations and schools around the world.

World Water Monitoring Day - (September 18): A day that includes an international education and outreach program to build public awareness and involvement in protecting water resources around the world. The emphasis is on engaging citizens to conduct basic monitoring of their local water bodies. The day includes water monitoring events.

Next: Calendar of Global Environmental Events - Fall 2010

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