National Reconciliation Week
(end May – beginning June)
Reconciliation Australia is the independent, non-profit body established to provide a national focus for Reconciliation. The site contains educational material, in particular Learning Circles, a kit in PDF format, produced by the Council for Aboriginal reconciliation, to promote discussion of the issues surrounding Aboriginal reconciliation in the Australian community.
World Environment Day
This United Nations Environment Program aims to stimulate worldwide awareness of the environment and enhances political attention and action. The site has been created to provide general information about the event, and other information materials including press releases, and messages from prominent United Nations leaders.
World Blood Donor Day
World Blood Donor Day is set by the World Health Organisation, the United Nations health agency. Each year, World Blood Donor Day in Australia is celebrated through a range of national and local activities. For more information, please refer to the Red Cross website.
World Refugee Day
Consider how radically your world would change if, without notice, you were forced to leave your home and possessions behind and relocate to an area in which you would know nobody and have little idea where your next meal would come from. Why a World Refugee Day? Just as we make a special effort to remember our mothers on Mother’s Day, we want the world’s refugees to be remembered on their special day. For years, many countries and regions have been holding their own Refugee Days and even Weeks. One of the most widespread is Africa Refugee Day, which is celebrated on 20 June in several countries. As an expression of solidarity with Africa, which hosts the most refugees, and which traditionally has shown them great generosity, a special UN General Assembly Resolution was unanimously adopted in 2000 which designated 20 June every year as World Refugee Day.
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
In 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26 June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
Red Nose Day
The organisation Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) & Kids is dedicated to saving babies’ lives through the elimination of sudden an unexpected infant deaths and supporting bereaved families. The Red Nose Day is their annual fund-raising event