27.09.2011

Today is World Tourism Day

World Tourism Day (WTD) 2011 is being held under the theme Tourism – Linking Cultures. This year’s theme is a celebration of tourism’s role in linking together the cultures of the world through travel. With millions of people travelling the world each year, never before have so many people been to so many places, nor been so exposed to other cultures. This interaction between individuals and communities, and their diverse cultures, leads to tolerance, respect and mutual understanding - the

26.09.2011

Today is World Heart Day

Cardiovascular diseases are the world’s largest killers, claiming 17.3 million lives a year. Risk factors for heart disease and stroke include raised blood pressure, cholesterol and glucose levels, smoking, inadequate intake of fruit and vegetables, overweight, obesity and physical inactivity. In partnership with WHO, the World Heart Federation organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries - including health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows,

24.09.2011

Today is World Maritime Day

Every year IMO celebrates World Maritime Day. The day is used to focus attention on the importance of shipping safety, maritime security and the marine environment and to emphasize a particular aspect of IMO's work. At the Organization’s Headquarters, the Day will be celebrated on Thursday, 29 September 2011. This year the day focuses on Piracy: Orchestrating the Response.



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20.09.2011

Tomorrow is the International Day of Peace

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. This year - on its 30th anniversary - the Day’s theme is “Peace and Democracy: make your voice heard”.



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16.09.2011

Today is the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 16 September the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, commemorating the date of the signing, in 1987, of the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. This year’s theme of the international day is“HCFC phase-out: a unique opportunity”.



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