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International Civil Aviation Day

7 December 2021, Montreal, Canada


World Soil Day

5 December 2021, Bonn, Germany


World Cities Day

31 October 2021, New York, United States of America


World Maritime Day

30 September 2021, London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


World Tourism Day

27 September 2021, New York, United States of America

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Boris Johnson tells world leaders he is growing 'increasingly frustrated' at their efforts to tackle climate change

Speaking during a meeting at the United Nations in New York, the prime minister says the gap between what has been promised by industrialised nations and what they have so far delivered remains "vast".

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Nigeria: Buhari to Address UN General Assembly Sept 24

President Muhammadu Buhari will address the 76rd Session of the high-level General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly at the UN headquarters in New York on Tuesday, September 24, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has reported.

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76th UNGA session opens, president calls on member states to embrace hope

The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Tuesday opened its 76th session, with the UNGA president and the UN chief imploring member states to embrace hope and strengthen unity after a challenging year of climate disasters, conflict, and COVID-19.

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Wish I had magic wand to complete UNSC reform: President of 76th UNGA session Shahid

United Nations: President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly Abdulla Shahid has said he wished he had a magic wand to complete the Security Council reform and expressed hope that the UN members will take this process seriously as he began his presidency of hope of the 193-nation body.

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Dendias to Visit New York for 76th UN General Assembly General Debate

ATHENS -- Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias will visit New York on Monday, September 20, for the High Level General Debate of the 76th UN General Assembly, foreign ministry spokesperson Alexandros Papaioannou announced on Wednesday.


Seventy-sixth session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 76)

14 - 30 September 2021, New York, United States of America

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Environmental threats ‘greatest challenge to human rights’: UN

Environmental threats are worsening conflicts worldwide and will soon constitute the biggest challenge to human rights, the United Nations has warned.


United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

12 September 2021, New York, United States of America


International Youth Day

12 August 2021, New York, United States of America


International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples

9 August 2021, New York, United States of America

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UNESCO awards Gabon's Ivindo park World Heritage status

Gabon's Ivindo National Park was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site on Wednesday in recognition of the nation's success in defending biodiversity and challenging climate change.



26 - 28 July 2021, Virtual, Rome, Italy

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Extreme weather events put spotlight on climate change's toll on US infrastructure

In New Delhi on a visit, Abdulla Shahid said in a speech that the central theme of the 76th session of the UN, expected to start from 15 September, would be recovery


Nelson Mandela International Day

18 July 2021, Online, New York, United States of America


42nd Session of the FAO Conference

14 - 18 June 2021, Online, Rome, Italy


World Oceans Day

8 June 2021, New York, United States of America

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End war on nature and ensure ocean health, UN chief says in message for World Oceans Day

The annual commemoration on 8 June is a reminder of the major role oceans have in everyday life as “the lungs of our Planet” and as a source of food and medicine.

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Maldives foreign minister to be next UN assembly president

Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid of the Maldives won election as the next president of the UN General Assembly on Monday, and pledged to push for equal access to coronavirus vaccines, a stronger and greener economic recovery, and stepped up efforts to tackle climate change.


World Environment Day

6 June 2021, Nairobi, Kenya

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Life Below Water – the UN Calls for Action on Ocean Protection

President of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir has told a high-level debate on oceans that the world cannot afford to delay action on ocean protection. “There is simply no scenario wherein we live on a planet without an ocean,” he said.


World Bee Day

20 May 2021, New York, United States of America


World Migratory Bird Day (May)

8 May 2021, Online, Bonn, Germany


International Mother Earth Day: "When Mother Earth sends us a message"

22 April 2021, Online, New York, United States of America


World Water Day: "Valuing Water"

22 March 2021, Online, New York, United States of America

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World Water Day 2021

Globally, 2.2 billion people (almost one in three people) have no access to clean, safe water. World Water Day allows us to educate and inform people about worldwide domestic and industrial water wastage. World Water Day also supports the core goal of Water and Sanitation for All by 2030. AZoCle ...

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World Water Day 2021: Dia Mirza Shares An Alarming Fact About Year 2040

New Delhi: Dia Mirza, on the occasion of World Water Day 2021, shared a message spreading awareness about nature. The actress brought attention to the burning issue of water scarcity. Speaking about saving freshwater for the future generation, Dia wrote, "1 in 4 children will live with water sca ...

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World Water Day 2021: Narendra Modi to launch Jal Shakti Abhiyan; history, theme and significance

By 2050, the UN says up to 5.7 billion people could be living in areas that experience water scarcity for at least a month in the year

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Protecting what we value: World Water Day in Asean

The theme of this year’s celebration of World Water Day, commemorated today (Mar 22) is “Valuing Water,” which highlights the vital role of water sources – from our health and well-being to the sustainability of our society’s economic growth and development, notes Dr Theresa Mundita S. Lim, Exec ...


International Day of Forests

21 March 2021, Online, New York, United States of America

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World Water Day 2021 highlights dire predictions of growing scarcity

About four billion people experience severe water shortages for at least one month a year, and around 1.6 billion — almost a quarter of the world's population — have problems accessing a clean, safe water supply, according to the United Nations.

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World failing to take green Covid recovery path: UN

The world is missing a once-in-a-generation chance to rebuild a sustainable post-pandemic future, the United Nations said Wednesday in an assessment showing less than 20 percent of recovery finance can be considered "green".

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UNEP says hunger elimination target in peril amid surging food waste

The quest to eradicate extreme hunger and malnutrition globally is in peril as 931 million tons, or 17 percent, of food available to consumers go to waste, the UN Environment Program (UNEP) has said in a new report.

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UN: 17% food produced globally goes to waste

Nearly a billion tons of food were wasted around the world in 2019, the same year when 690 million people were impacted by hunger, according to a study that links food waste to global warming

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UN chief calls for protection of forests, wildlife

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Wednesday called for the protection of forests and forest species, which provide livelihoods for the poor and for indigenous communities.

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People wasting almost 1bn tonnes of food a year, UN report reveals

People waste almost a billion tonnes of food a year, a UN report has revealed. It is the most comprehensive assessment to date and found waste was about double the previous best estimate.

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Farmers and rights groups boycott food summit over big business links

An international food summit to address growing hunger and diet-related disease is in disarray as hundreds of farmers’ and human rights groups are planning a boycott.

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The UN Environment Programme needs new powers

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) will be 50 next year. But the globe’s green watchdog, which helped to create the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), very nearly didn’t exist.

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Swiss champion joint efforts to tackle climate change

Speaking at an online conference of the United Nations Security Council, Cassis called for joint efforts to bolster security and stability in the world.

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