Events

29/08/2014 - 10:30
How the two global water conventions support transboundary water cooperation Dates: 31 August - 5 September 2014 Venue: Stockholm, Sweden The World Water Week is organised by the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) and takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. It has been the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues since 1991. It is a platform for over 200 collaborating organisations to convene events about water and development issues. Individuals from around the globe also present their findings at the scientific workshops. 2014 is a special year for transboundary...
29/08/2014 - 09:00
On 2 December 2009, the 64th session of the United Nations General Assembly declared 29 August the International Day against Nuclear Tests by unanimously adopting resolution 64/35. The resolution calls for increasing awareness and education “about the effects of nuclear weapon test explosions or any other nuclear explosions and the need for their cessation as one of the means of achieving the goal of a nuclear-weapon-free world.” The International Day against Nuclear Tests, together with other events and actions, has fostered a global environment with more optimistic...
21/09/2014 - 11:30
Date: 21 September, 2014 Venue: Lisbon, Portugal The International Water Association (IWA) organises the high-profile IWA World Water Congress and Exhibition every two years. IWA expects the Lisbon congress will draw upwards of 5,000 participants. Many will be IWA members. These individuals and companies represent every aspect of the water cycle, from research to practice. They work in all facets of water, from big-picture issues such as conservation of water resources, through to the science and management of practicalities such as drinking water, wastewater and stormwater. Related...
13/10/2014 - 12:00
Venue: Global The International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) encourages every citizen and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations. IDDR started in 1989 with the approval by the United Nations General Assembly. The UN General Assembly sees the IDDR as a way to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. The UN General Assembly decided to designate 13 October as the date to celebrate IDDR. Related content: Official UN website Green Cross Environmental Security...
11/07/2014 - 09:00
Venue: Hilton Orlando, Bonnet Creek, Orlando, Florida The World Future Society's meetings are unique, excitement-packed events. Since the First General Assembly in 1971, the Society has held a variety of small and large conferences that have brought together futurists from around the world to share ideas and vital information about the trends and events that will affect the world tomorrow. Society meetings provide an opportunity for people from many different fields to examine significant issues and discuss common problems. Each meeting has a rich variety of sessions and speakers,...
15/10/2014 - 13:15
Global Handwashing Day falls on 15 October, 2014, and was created for children and schools, but can be celebrated by anyone promoting handwashing with soap. Handwashing with soap can help prevent diarrhoea, pneumonia, and other disease that prevent many children from reaching their 5th birthday. Each year, over 200 million people are involved in celebrations in over 100 countries around the world. Global Handwashing is endorsed by a wide array of governments, international institutions, civil society organizations, NGOs, private companies, and individuals. Related content: Official...

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