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August Environment Calendar 2018


International Day for World’s Indigenous People International Day for World’s Indigenous People


August 9, 2018

The International Day for World’s Indigenous People is celebrated on 9th August, under the leadership of the United Nations, to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population and to honour their unique contribution to achieving mutual understanding, peace and sustainable development.


2018 Theme: "Indigenous peoples’ migration and movement"

Indigenous peoples are inheritors and practitioners of unique cultures and ways of relating to people and the environment. They have retained social, cultural, economic and political characteristics that are distinct from those of the dominant societies in which they live. Despite their cultural differences, indigenous peoples from around the world share common problems related to the protection of their rights as distinct peoples.  »  Read More





International Youth Day International Youth Day


August 12, 2018

The International Youth Day is celebrated on 12th August, after the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the ‘World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth’, to celebrate the contribution that young people make in education, employment, conflict resolution, social justice and other important domains.


The theme for 2018 is “Safe Spaces for Youth”, in order to ensure the dignity and safety of youth.



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World Humanitarian Day World Humanitarian Day


August 19, 2018

The World Humanitarian Day is celebrated internationally on 19th August. This day was designated by the United Nations to acknowledge the efforts of all humanitarians who have worked in the promotion of benevolent causes and to pay tribute to the government employees, representatives of international organizations and agencies who risk their daily lives to provide humanitarian aid.



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