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RELX, a global provider of information-based analytics and decision tools for professional and business customers, has announced the winners of the 2023 RELX Environmental Challenge, which supports innovative solutions to advance SDG 6 Clean water and sanitation.
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World Soil Day 2024

Soil, often overlooked, is one of nature's most incredible assets. A single handful contains more microorganisms than there are humans on Earth. This diverse ecosystem under our feet supports life in myriad ways, from growing the food we eat to acting as a natural filtration system. World Soil Day, observed every December 5th, is a global call to recognize the indispensable role of soil in our lives and the urgent need to protect it.

The Indispensable Role of Soil

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International Day of Sign Languages 2024

The world is home to diverse cultures, languages, and traditions. One aspect of this rich tapestry of human expression is sign language. Every year, the International Day of Sign Languages (IDSL) serves as a reminder of the significance of sign languages as a means of communication for the deaf community and their role in ensuring a more inclusive and accessible world.

The Significance of the Day

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International Migrants Day 2024

Migration is a hallmark of human history. People have always moved, be it for better opportunities, safety, or to escape hardships. International Migrants Day, celebrated on December 18, highlights the contributions and challenges of those who leave their homes in search of a better life and the interconnectedness of our global community.

Understanding Migration and Its Significance

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International Mountain Day 2024

Mountains have long captivated the human imagination with their majestic beauty and vastness. However, beyond their aesthetics, mountains play a crucial role in our planet's well-being, impacting global ecosystems, climate, and communities. Every December 11th, International Mountain Day is observed to recognize the significance of mountains and the need to conserve them.

Why Mountains Matter

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World Maritime Day 2024

The vast oceans have always been a source of wonder, sustenance, and vital passage for human civilization. Connecting continents and cultures, the maritime sector plays a pivotal role in global trade, security, and sustainability. Recognizing its significance, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) observes World Maritime Day every year. This day not only celebrates the maritime industry but also emphasizes its importance in ensuring a sustainable future.

Why the Maritime Sector is Vital

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World Patient Safety Day 2024

Patient safety stands at the forefront of quality healthcare, emphasizing the importance of avoiding harm to patients during care. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognizes the critical nature of patient safety and observes World Patient Safety Day every year. This day serves as a global platform to discuss, strategize, and drive initiatives that place patient safety at the core of healthcare systems worldwide.

Significance of Patient Safety

Safe patient care is paramount for various reasons:

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September 2023

In this episode of “The World We Want” podcast, Robert Skinner, Deputy Director and Chief of Partnerships and Global Engagement at the Outreach Division of the United Nations Department of Global Communications, reminds us that it is not too late to take action against climate change. In a lively conversation with Márcia Balisciano, he touches upon the importance of spreading awareness about the SDGs and making sure that global policymakers and stakeholders understand how imperative it is to act, and act now.

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