Founded in 1971 in Switzerland as an NGO, the World Economic Forum is "committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic, and other leaders of society to shape global, regional, and industry agendas"
A worldwide movement of young people inspired by the activist Greta Thunberg in 2018. To date, more than 2000 cities worldwide and approximately 1.4 million students have participated in the demonstrations that urge governments to take immediate concrete actions against climate change
Whatever your New Year traditions may be, it is important to use this time for personal reflection. As we head into another year of Coronavirus pandemic and the War in Ukraine, keeping a positive outlook, and a focus on our physical and mental health remains ever important. Reflection can also see us asking ourselves, what we can do differently next year. Setting realistic goals and resolutions can be helpful. Whether it be quitting smoking, focusing on your health, creating less waste, recycling more, reducing our carbon footprint, divesting your savings and investments from the fossil fuel industry, using more public transport, supporting independent businesses, and media outlets. There are lots of ways we can improve ourselves, and our planet for a better world in 2023.
If you are interested in being part of a campaign or would like information about events near you, check out the extensive catalog of campaigns and events available on our website. Here you will find many different options, conveniently organised by topic.
Join us in celebrating this annual event and help spread some joy. In what is one of the simplest ways to show affection and connect with others, after a difficult few months, this could be just the thing to lift our spirits. This year will embrace virtual hugs, showing support for others and using technology to bring each other closer together.
These events usually involve cultural activities, workshops, conferences and the participation of many climate activists. Their objective is to gather as many people as possible in order to find actions and solutions for climate change. Find here information about the camps for the year 2022.
Although they faced much opposition, including a government ban on protest, for two consecutive weeks' activists took to the streets with demonstrations of civil disobedience in order to urge the government to take action against climate collapse, loss of biodiversity and the risk of social and ecological collapse. Find here what's next for this international rebellious movement.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference is an annual meeting of selected nations from around the world to discuss progress in the fight against climate change. This year the 26th COP will take place in Glasgow, from 1 to 12 November - Follow key events here including the effects of the postponement, sponsors, criticism, events, and social media
With the belief that sustainable development cannot be achieved without peace, school all over the world celebrate School Day of Nonviolence & Peace. It's main message is "Universal love, non-violence and peace. Universal love is better than egoism, non-violence is better than violence, and peace is better than war"
Since its introduction in 1998 by the World Movement for Kindness, every November 13, many people around the world use this date to highlight good actions and focus on positive actions. Be sure to be part of this inspiring initiative this year.
Every December 10, the world commemorates the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year marks the 70th anniversary of this landmark event that forms the basis for the defence of equality, justice and human dignity.
“On this International Migrants Day, I call on the international community to act on the global compact on safe, regular and orderly migration as an important contribution to building a world of peace, prosperity, dignity and opportunity for all.” — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon
In its fourth edition, on November 29th, millions of people worldwide will walk with young climate strikers in the hopes of using nonviolent means to affect policy change that will save our planet. Review our page to see how YOU can support the movement and what activities are scheduled near you!
The United Nations and the world celebrate this day recognising the human right to happiness and joy. With more equality, inclusion and sustainability, everyone can acheive a state of wellbeing and happiness. See how education and awareness projects are being used to promote this excellent day of positivity. ____________________________ Humans thrive to be happy and why not be happy together? This year's focus is on what makes us happier together, looking on what we have in common and not what divides us. Join the movement #InternationalDayOfHappiness.