Event Category: Upcoming Events

International Day of Rural Women 2022

The crucial role that women and girls play in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing, has been increasingly recognized. Women account for a substantial proportion of the agricultural labour force, including informal work, and perform the bulk of unpaid care and domestic work within families and households […]

Read More

International Day of the Girl Child

International Day of the Girl Child is an annual and internationally recognized observance on October 11 that empowers girls and amplifies their voices. Like its adult version, International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, International Day of the Girl Child acknowledges the importance, power, and potential of adolescent girls by encouraging the opening up of […]

Read More

World Mental Health Day 2022

World Mental Health Day is celebrated every year on 10 October. On this day and throughout the month of October, the Mental Health Strategy Team and system-wide partners will carry out a series of events and activities focused on this year’s theme, “Mental Health in an Unequal World’. Working alongside system-wide partners, staff organizations and […]

Read More

Teachers Day 2022

Also known as International Teachers Day, World Teachers Day is held yearly on October 5. Since its set up in 1994, the day celebrates the marking of the ” teaching in Freedom” in 1996. Last year the theme was “Engaging Teachers”. It is observed all over the world over since 1994 after the UNESCO Recommendation […]

Read More

National Independence Day 2022

This is the National Day of Nigeria and is always celebrated on October 1st. It marks independence from British rule on this day in 1960. Nigeria is the most populous country in Africa, with around one in every five Africans being Nigerian. History of Nigerian Independence Day European influence in modern-day Nigeria began when in […]

Read More

International Day of Peace 2022

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The UN General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, through observing 24 hours of non-violence and cease-fire. But achieving true peace entails much more than laying down arms.  It requires the building […]

Read More

WORLD CLEANUP DAY 2022

World Cleanup Day on 18 September 2021 will unite more than 20 million people in 180 countries. On that day volunteers and partners worldwide will come together again to rid our planet of trash – cleaning up litter and mismanaged waste from our beaches, rivers, forests, and streets. World Cleanup Day harnesses the power of […]

Read More

International Literacy Day

Although much progress has been made in improving literacy rates in the more than fifty years since the first International Literacy Day, illiteracy remains a global problem. There are thought to be more than 750 million adults around the world who cannot read. The scourge of Illiteracy spares no nation or culture on earth, including […]

Read More

International Day of Charity 2022

The International Day of Charity was established with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities. The date of 5 September was chosen in order to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, who received […]

Read More

World Humanitarian Day 2022

World Humanitarian Day on August 19 honors humanitarian aid workers all over the world.  Established by the UN in 2009, this day commemorates  the anniversary of the bombing of the United Nations headquarters in Iraq. 22 people lost their lives, including the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights. Humanitarian aid workers provide life-saving assistance to […]

Read More