June 5 is celebrated globally as the World Environment Day and the theme for this year’s celebrations focuses on: Green Economy: Does it include you?

You may have heard the phrase green economy being used many times in the media and in passing but what does it actually mean for you as an individual or for your business?


May 15 marks the commemoration by the United Nations (UN) as the International Day of Families. This day is marked to highlight issues relating to families and to increase the knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families. The resolution for celebrating this day was passed in 1993 and the theme for this year’s celebration focuses on “ensuring work-family life balance”.


“Every day, 6,300 people die as a result of occupational accidents or work-related diseases – more than 2.3 million deaths per year. 317 million accidents occur on the job annually”

International Labour Organisation

The International Labour Organisation celebrates its World Day for Safety and Health at Work on April 28. The day was first observed in 2003 to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and illness at work while capitalising on its traditional strengths of tripartism and social dialogue.  April 28 is also a day which the World’s Trade Union Movement chooses to commemorate victims of occupational accidents and disease.