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October 2017

International Day of Disaster Reduction

October 13

"We can replace material possessions, but we cannot replace people. I am repeatedly appalled at how many people die in disasters. The majority of victims are invariably the poor and vulnerable. Let us move from a culture of reaction to one of prevention and build resilience by reducing loss of life." — UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon

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International Day of Rural Women

October 15

"The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development promises to leave no one behind. To deliver on that, we must help rural women to thrive, and to access the support and information they need, so that they can fulfil their potential without leaving their communities." Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon Caption: Woman working in rural area. Women preparing sweet potato meal to sell in Assouba, Côte d'Ivoire. Photo Credit: UN Photo/Patricia Esteve Rural women, the majority of whom depend on natural resources and agriculture…

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World Food Day

October 16

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17

"Poverty is not simply measured by inadequate income. It is manifested in restricted access to health, education and other essential services and, too often, by the denial or abuse of other fundamental human rights Let us listen to and heed the voices of people living in poverty. Let us commit to respect and defend the human rights of all people and end the humiliation and social exclusion that people living in poverty face every day by promoting their involvement…

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Diwali Begins

October 19

German Federal Election

October 22

Diwali Ends

October 23

United Nations Day

October 24
November 2017

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists

November 2

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 6
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