International Day of Peace
Today is the International Day of Peace! This year's theme of commemoration is “Partnerships for Peace – Dignity for All” which promotes cooperation and peace among all segments of society. Learn more about the day here:
10 Aug 2012: Beyoncé onstage during the filming of the "I Was Here" video at the United Nations General Assembly for World Humanitarian Day. Photo credit: Cliff Watts/Parkwood Entertainment
October 9 is World Post Day! "Traditional letter-post services still account for the majority of postal revenues but Posts can benefit from the globalization of mail exchanges in other ways. They should seize the opportunities offered by e-commerce……industry-watchers predict that e-commerce sales will surpass the trillion-euro mark in 2013."- Edouard Dayan, Director-General of the Universal Postal Union
Monday is World Cancer Day. “Cancer should not be a death sentence anywhere in the world as there are proven ways to prevent and cure many cancers,” said an official from the #World Health Organization (WHO). Photo caption: A signpost at the Ocean Road Cancer Institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, indicating different sections of the hospital. Photo: WHO /Chris de Bode
This Thursday we celebrate International Mother Language Day. Linguistic and cultural diversity represent universal values that strengthen the unity and cohesion of societies. UNESCO’s Director-General Irina Bokova will reinforce the importance of this core message this year. Check out this image of peace in 100+ languages.