International Day of Education

Today is the UN’s first International Day of Education. It’s a time to celebrate the role of education in peace and development. This day is the occasion to reaffirm fundamental principles. Firstly, education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. Secondly, education is the most powerful force in our hands to… Read more

International Day of Families 2018

Today is the International Day of Families. It is an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting them. This year’s theme is “Families and inclusive societies” and looks at the promotion of peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development (Sustainable Development… Read more

World Book and Copyright Day

Today is World Book and Copyright Day! This year’s theme, Reading, It’s My Right!, honours the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. “Books are at the intersection of some of the most essential human freedoms, primarily freedom of expression and freedom to publish. These are fragile freedoms.” — Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of… Read more

International Day of Families

Today is International Day of Families. The focus this year is on the role of families and family-oriented policies in promoting education and overall well-being. In particular it is a time to raise awareness of the role of families in promoting early childhood education and lifelong learning opportunities for children and youth.

International Day of Families

Today is International Day of Families and the theme for 2015 is Men in Charge? Gender Equality and Children’s Rights in Contemporary Families. The 2015 observance of the International Day of Families aims to raise awareness and mobilize support for action to ensure gender equality and rights of children within families and prevent family violence… Read more