Established in 1978, Disarmament Week revolves around raising public awareness of the dangers of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear, biological, chemical weapons, as well as small arms. From October 24 - 30, the global community focuses on the threat of communities in arms and the process of disarmament. While much progress has been made in this field there are still an estimated 30 000 - 50 000 nuclear warheads in the world.
We are really excited to release Explore150 to the web! This new platform features several important upgrades, like the Adventures section, which sets up interactive scavenger hunts across the country! Have also created methods to collect user generated content and designed a fresh new face for the awesome content on the platform.
Our goal is to deepen youth engagement and learning about Canada’s natural, cultural, and historical sites. Find out more about sites from coast to coast to coast and you could win some incredible prizes like one of our National Storytelling scholarships or the chance to have your photography featured at Winterlude, 2015.
Simply put, it is the birthday of the United Nations. On 24 October 1945, the United Nations was formally established after a majority of its founding members ratified a treaty setting up the world body. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution recommending that the day be observed as a public holiday by Member States. Traditionally, it has been marked throughout the world by meetings, discussions and exhibits on the goals and achievements of the Organization.
World Development Information Day was designated as a opportunity to draw the attention of the world to developmental challenges, and the need for international awareness and cooperation to help overcome them. The goal was "improving the dissemination of information and the mobilization of public opinion, particularly among young people". Help Inform others and Inspire them to act towards greater awareness of the developmental problems facing the world - youth can be the catalyst that helps further international cooperation for development!