World Water Day 2013: Global and Canadian Freshwater Concerns

This video presents “UN Secretary-General message “World Water Day 2013”:

  • 22 March 2013
  • Video Message from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on the importance of Water Cooperation, the theme of World Water Day 2013

United Nations' image: World Water Day 2013, International Year of Water Cooperation
United Nations’ image: World Water Day 2013, International Year of Water Cooperation

Today is World Water Day.

22 March was designated by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly as World Water Day, an international day to annually:

  • celebrate freshwater
  • focus attention on the importance of freshwater
  • advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources

World Water Day 2013 is also dedicated to:

  • the theme of  “cooperation for peace, prosperity and sustainable development”

“Water holds the key to sustainable development, we must work together to protect and carefully manage this fragile, finite resource”

Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of World Water Day on Water Cooperation

You’re Invited: Interfaith Dinner Sept.13 & International Day for the Eradication of Poverty Oct.17

Throughout the year,  Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) supports a range of educational and advocacy initiatives focused on the elimination of poverty in Ontario, Canada.

One such initiative is the following Interfaith Dinner Invitation:

Perspectives on Social Justice
(Interfaith Dinner)

FREE

September 13, 2012

6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Church of the Holy Trinity
10 Trinity Square
Toronto, Ontario

Moderator
Deacon Pedro Guevara Mann, Salt & Light TV

Opening Remarks
Laurel Rothman, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000

Please register for this FREE educational dinner event to hear faith perspectives on the theme of social justice. 

  • Space is limited
  • Register before September 9, 2012

Please click here for more information.

To register, please click here.

United Nations Designated October 17 as the International Day for The Eradication of Poverty
United Nations Designated October 17 as the International Day for The Eradication of Poverty

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You’re Invited: Celebrate World Habitat Day October 3, 2011


Today is the first Monday of October, which is designated by the United Nations as World Habitat Day 2011 to:

  • reflect on the state of human settlements and the basic right to adequate shelter for all and
  • remind the world of its collective responsibility for the future of the human habitat.
  • theme of this year’s World Habitat Day is cities and climate change.

Come and celebrate United Nations World Habitat Day on:

Date: Today, Monday, October 3
Time: 10 to 11 a.m.
Location: Members Lounge, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Here are the celebratory activities of United Nations World Habitat Day at Toronto City Hall:

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Official Stand-Up Count for International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

As a prelude to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17, 2010) , the official stand-up-against-poverty count is slated for September 17th – 19th, 2010, to coincide with the United Nations meeting in order to put pressure on world leaders to attend to poverty. Since the world leaders will meet on September 20th – 22nd, the following event will happen on September 17th – 19th:

When world leaders gather at the United Nations for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Review Summit in September, the voices of their citizens will follow them, telling them, loudly and clearly:
“We will no longer stay seated or silent in the face of poverty and the broken promises to end it!’

Poverty Action for Change Coalition (PACC) agreed that they would have a stand-up-against-poverty event on location at Fairy Lake Park, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, on September 17th at 7PM . They can also have a short meeting at the same time for anyone wishing to help organize this event.

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