2015 Nobel Peace Prize Forum

“Inclusive and Sustainable Peacemaking and Peace Building” Under the auspices of the Norwegian Nobel Institute, the Nobel Peace Prize Forum inspires peacemaking by focusing on the work of Nobel Peace Prize winners and leading international peacemakers and peace builders. Disarmament will be the central focus of this year’s Forum, running from 6-8 March, 2015 and … Read more

Conference and debate, four years after Fukushima, with Former Japanese PM Naoto Kan

Nearly four years after the nuclear incident at Fukushima, in Japan reconstruction continues. Naoto Kan, Prime Minister of Japan at the time, was profoundly affected by his experience leading the country during that difficult time. On 24 February, for the first time, Kan will come to France to speak about that experience before an audience … Read more

World Toilet Day: One third of the world population still does not have access to improved sanitation facilities

WORLD TOILET DAY ONE THIRD OF THE WORLD POPULATION STILL DOES NOT HAVE ACCESS TO IMPROVED SANITATION FACILITIES

19 November marks the UN World Toilet Day. It is the day to raise awareness about all people who do not have access to a toilet. Of the world’s seven billion people, only 4.5 billion people have improved sanitation facilities, while 6 billion possess a mobile phone. This means that 2.5 billion people do not … Read more

World Soil Day

THE UNITY OF WATER

Celebrated on December 5th, World Soil Day is a global awareness raising platform about the importance of soil as a critical component of the natural system and as a vital contributor to human wellbeing.

World Carfree Day

WORLD CARFREE DAY

World Carfree Day (WCD) is celebrated every year on September 22. People from around the world get together in the streets, intersections, and neighbourhood blocks to remind the world that we don’t have to accept our car-dominated society. But we do not want just one day of celebration and then a return to “normal” life. When … Read more

World Meteorological Day

WORLD METEOROLOGICAL DAY

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 Meteorological and Hydrological Services make to the safety and well-being of society.

International Day of Forests and the Tree

INTERNATIONAL DAY OF FORESTS AND THE TREE

International Day of Forests and the Tree provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests. Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world. Around 1.6 billion people – including more than 2,000 indigenous cultures – depend on … Read more

2014 World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development

2014 WORLD CONFERENCE ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

The United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development ends in 2014.  To celebrate the accomplishments of the program in the past ten years, and to announce future plans, the World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development will take place in Aichi-Nagoya, Japan, from November 10-12, 2014. “Education for Sustainable Development means including key sustainable … Read more

First International Environment Forum for Basin Organizations

FIRST INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENT FORUM FOR BASIN ORGANIZATIONS

Dates: 26-28 November 2014, Bangkok (Thailand) Venue: Bangkok, Thailand The Forum will create a global platform for basin organizations – as well as other relevant actors such as international financial institutions, secretariats of multilateral environmental agreements and other UN Agencies – to work together towards stronger governance and management of transboundary freshwater bodies through the … Read more