September 23, 2021

International Day for Biological Diversity – Address by Minister Stiell

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Tuesday, May 25, 2021 — The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 each year as the International Day for Biological Diversity to increase understanding and awareness of biodiversity issues. This year’s event was themed, “We’re part of the solution #ForNature”. The OECS commemorated the event with a Virtual Science Fair for primary and secondary schools within Member […]

World Water Day and International Day of Forests Observance

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Monday, March 22, 2021 — The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests (IDF) in 2012 and 22 March, World Water Day (WWD) in 1993. These global annual observances are being held to raise awareness on the importance of water and all types of forests. The International Day of Forests (IDF) theme for this year “Forest […]

OECS celebrates International Day of Education

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Education has always existed alongside man. Distinguished from schooling, education focuses on the acquisition of knowledge and understanding of our world and the values to navigate life. The process of learning is central to humanity. This perspective is echoed in American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey’s statement: “Education is not preparation for Life; Education is […]

Cayman: Older Persons Month roundup

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CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – With more than 25 events – from an UN observance at a historic setting, gym classes, a movie outing, to spiritual services – October’s Older Persons Month observance, which ends this Saturday with the Older Persons Month Gala at Margaritaville had many highlights. International Day of Older Persons Garden Party: Attracting more […]

International Day of Action for Women’s Health

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May 28th 2019 International Day of Action for Women’s Health has been advocating for women’s health and well-being worldwide for over 30 years. This year, Cleveland Clinic in Florida are raising awareness for Gynecologic Cancers across the Caribbean and the latest treatment they can offer. World Cancer Research Fund shows that over 18% of all newly […]

OECS celebrates International Day for Biological Diversity

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By Natasha Augustin Friday, May 24, 2019 — The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission, in collaboration with the Government of Saint Lucia’s Ministries of Sustainable Development, Education, Fisheries and Forestry, and with the support of other partners and sponsors, celebrated International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB) 2019 under the theme “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health.” […]

International Day of Nursing: Nursing staff are vital for making progress towards universal health

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Nurses make up more than 50% of health workers yet, in many countries of the Americas, shortages persist. New PAHO guidelines seek to strengthen their role in achieving health for all. Washington, DC, 8 May 2019 (PAHO)- Today, at the launch of the Strategic Directions for Nursing in the Region of the Americas, the Pan American […]

The Editor speaks: Another International Day I wasn’t aware of……

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It seems every day on our Calendar has “A Day” set aside to remember and/or recognize some one, some people, some occupation, etc. etc… The list goes on and on and as all the days in our Calendar Year have been used up there are now more than one “A Day” on the same day. […]

Joint message from Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women and Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO for the International Day for Women and Girls in Science 11 February

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Recently, young women and girls around the world have been vocal in calling for action to combat climate change everywhere. When 16-year-old Swede Greta Thunberg charged World Economic Forum attendees in Switzerland to ‘act as if our house is on fire’, she was voicing sentiments similar to many of her age. Women’s and girls’ voices […]

Cayman Islands: UCCI Celebrates International Day of Education

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Education Is the Future In recognition of the International Day of Education, UCCI TV sat down with faculty and administrators of the University College of the Cayman Islands to ask them some questions about their views on education. Check out the videos below to learn about the boundless advantages an education provides! Why is education […]

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