World Environment Day – June 5th
"Connecting People to Nature"
The theme for World Environment Day 2017, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share. This year’s theme invites us to think about how we are part of nature and how intimately we depend on it. It challenges us to find fun and exciting ways to experience and cherish this vital relationship. More+

World Day against Child Labour 12 June, 2017
The Holy Father has appealed to put an end to child labour on the World Day against Child Labour.
“Today as the World Day against Child Labour is being celebrated all over the world, the Exploitation of Children in domestic work is a deplorable phenomenon which is constantly increasing, especially in poor countries. There are millions of children, mostly girls, who are victims of this hidden form of exploitation that often involves abuse, mistreatment and discrimination. This is a real form of slavery” said Pope Francis. He  emphasised that all children when growing up should be able to ‘play, study, pray and grow’ in a safe environment surrounded by love and called on everyone, not just the Catholic community, to take action against people who were exploiting children and that we needed ‘to take even more effective measures to fight this plague.’ More+

World Blood Donor Day, 14 June 2017
The theme of this year’s campaign is “What can you do?” with the secondary message “Give blood. Give now. Give often”.
The campaign underlines the role every single person can play in helping others in emergency situations, by giving the valuable gift of blood. It also focuses on the fact that it is important to give blood regularly, so that the blood stock is sufficient before an emergency arises. The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. Blood is an important resource, both for planned treatments and urgent interventions. It can help patients suffering from life-threatening conditions live longer and with a higher quality of life, and supports complex medical and surgical procedures. Blood is also vital for treating the wounded during emergencies of all kinds More+