A Community Radio Awareness Consultation for NGOs, KVKs and Educational Institutions is being organised by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting in association with OneWorld Foundation India on 19-21 March 2013.
Community Radio Association is organising CR consultation workshop from 21-23 January 2013 at Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh, Assam. This consultation is open for participation for NGO, Educational Insitutions and KVKs from NE Region.
Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, are our common heritage and contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries. They help to maintain the cultural identity of a people; but countless documentary treasures have disappeared since the invention of image and sound technologies that permit the peoples of the world to better share their experiences, creativity and knowledge.
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the General Assembly, by resolution 47/196, designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries, particularly in developing countries — a need that has become a development priority.
At the Millennium Summit, world leaders committed themselves to cutting by half by the year 2015 the number of people living in extreme poverty — people whose income is less than one dollar a day.
Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world
Agricultural cooperatives are the focus of World Food Day 2012.
The official World Food Day theme, announced each spring by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), gives focus to World Food Day observances and raises awareness and understanding of approaches to ending hunger.
“Agricultural cooperatives – key to feeding the world” is the formal wording of the 2012 theme. It has been chosen to highlight the role of cooperatives in improving food security and contributing to the eradication of hunger.
The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.”
World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”.
World Heart Day, enacted by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2000, takes place on September 29 of every year. It is observed to recognise the fact that cardiovascular diseases are the world's largest killers. In the spirit of this day, the WHO, in partnership with the World Heart Federation, organizes awareness events in more than 100 countries. This includes health checks, organized walks, runs and fitness sessions, public talks, stage shows, scientific forums, exhibitions, concerts, carnivals and sports tournaments.