Tag Archives: International Day

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Director of UNIC Canberra at the Sydney Jewish MuseumThe International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust was marked in Sydney with a moving ceremony at the Sydney Jewish Museum organised by the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants.  There was rapt attention as Olga Horak, one of the survivors present, gave an inspiring talk on the theme of the International Day, Continue reading

International Day for Biological Diversity

International Day for Biological Diversity2015 Theme: Biodiversity for Sustainable Development. This year’s theme reflects the importance of efforts made at all levels to establish a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as part of the United Nations Post-2015 Development Agenda for the period of 2015-2030 and the relevance of biodiversity for the achievement of sustainable development. Continue reading

100-day countdown to the UN International Day of Peace

Poster for International Peace Day 2013Thursday, 13 June marks the start of the 100 day countdown to the 2013 International Day of Peace. This year’s theme is “Education for 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.  Continue reading

International Day of UN Peacekeepers – Adapting to New Challenges

Guests receive a guided tour of the IDG pre-deployment training village, led by Superintendent Jamey Bellicanta, AFP - smallUNIC Canberra marked International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers with an event hosted in collaboration with the Australian Federal Police International Deployment Group (IDG). Held at the IDG Headquarters, the event featured presentations from Assistant Commissioner Mandy Newton, National Manager IGD, and Commander  Continue reading

International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, 17 May

Combatting discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identityWhile not an officially observed UN day, the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia has become an important day for millions of people around the world to remember the victims of homophobic violence and discrimination, and to make the case for genuine equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Continue reading

20th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day, 3 May

World Press Freedom Day 2013 banerThere is a growing awareness that ensuring freedom of expression must also necessarily extend to safety online. World Press Freedom Day 2013 focuses on the theme “Safe to Speak: Securing Freedom of Expression in All Media” and puts the spotlight, in particular, on the issues of safety of journalistscombating impunity for crimes against freedom of expressionContinue reading