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October Environment Calendar - 2017


World Habitat Day 2017 World Habitat Day


October 2, 2017

The United Nations designated the first Monday of October of every year as the World Habitat Day to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right to adequate shelter for all. It is also intended to remind the world that we all have the power and the responsibility to shape the future of our cities and towns. This year it will be celebrated on 2nd October and the theme will be “Housing Policies: Affordable Homes”. »  Read More



World Animal Day 2017 World Animal Day


October 4, 2017

World Animal Day is celebrated on 4th October every year with a mission to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. Building the celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It is celebrated in different ways in every country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education we can create a world where animals are always recognized as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare. »  Read More




nataural dissaster reduction International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction


October 13, 2017

The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held on every 13th October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face. »  Read More




Global handwashing day Global Handwashing Day


October 15, 2017

Global Handwashing Day: 15th October is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. »  Read More



food day World Food Day


October 16, 2017

The Food and Agriculture Organisation celebrates World Food Day each year on 16th October to commemorate its foundation in 1945. Events are organized in over 150 countries across the world, making it one of the most celebrated days of the United Nations calendar. These events promote worldwide awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and for the need to ensure food security and nutritious diets for all.


Theme for 2017 is “Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development”.


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