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Precollegiate Programs is committed to enhancing the academic lives of individuals K-12 through offering programs on a collegiate campus. The academic programs Precollegiate Programs offer each year present students with unique learning experiences, which help prepare students to become future...
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Science is highly diverse. Each year, World Science Day for Peace and Development offers an opportunity to demonstrate why science is relevant to people's daily lives and to engage them in debates on related issues. The purpose of World Science Day for Peace and Development is to renew the national,...
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The International Day of Human Space Flight celebrates the start of the space era for humankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in today's world. The day also aims to promote aspirations to explore and maintain outer space for peaceful purposes. Activities to...
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Gender equality has always been a core issue for the United Nations. Gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls will make a crucial contribution not only to economic development of the world, but to progress across all the goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development....
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The World Soil Day campaign aims to connect people with soils and raise awareness on their critical importance in our lives. Soil is an essential resource and a vital part of the natural environment from which most of the global food is produced. At the same time, soil provides living space for...
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The objective of the observance is to raise awareness of how people are taking action to reduce their risk to disasters.
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In 1994, the UN General Assembly proclaimed September 16th the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. The ozone layer, a fragile shield of gas, protects the Earth from the harmful portion of the rays of the sun, thus helping preserve life on the planet.
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The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. This is a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification can be effectively tackled, that solutions...
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World Environment Day (WED) is the United Nation's most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
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The World Meteorological Organization has its fundamental mission to support the countries of the world in providing meteorological and hydrological services to protect life and property from natural disasters related to weather, climate, and water, to safeguard the environment, and to contribute to...
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Each year, various events celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests, and trees outside of forests, for the benefit of current and future generations. Countries are encouraged to undertake efforts to organize local, national, and international activities involving...
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World Wildlife Day celebrates ad raises awareness of the world's wild animals and plants. The world's wildlife, whether charismatic or lesser known, is facing many challenges. The biggest threats to wildlife are habitat loss as well as overgrazing, farming, and development. Poaching and trafficking...
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"The United Nations General Assembly designated December 11th as """"International Mountain Day."""" As of 2003, it has been observed every year to create awareness about the importance of mountains to life, to highlight the opportunities and constraints in mountain development and to build...
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Tsunamis are rare events, but can be extremely deadly. In the past 100 years, 58 of them have claimed more than 260,000 lives, or an average of 4,600 per disaster, surpassing any other natural hazard. The highest number of deaths in that period was in the Indian Ocean tsunami of December 2004. It...
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"An """"International Day of Climate Action"""" on October 24, 2009, was organized by 350.org to influence the delegates going to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting in December, 2009. The actions organised by 350.org included gigantic depictions of the number...
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