World Wildlife Day – 3 March
World Wildlife Day will be celebrated in 2019 under the theme “Life below water: for people and planet", which aligns with goal 14 of UN Sustainable Development Goals.
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International Woman's Day - 8 March
The 2019 campaign theme is
#BalanceforBetter! Better the balance, better the world. How will you celebrate women's achievements on Friday March 8, while calling for a more gender-balanced world?
World Kidney Day – 14 March
The 2019 Theme is
Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere.
World Kidney Day sets out to raise awareness of the high and increasing burden of kidney diseases worldwide and the need for strategies for kidney diseases prevention and management.
World Consumer Rights Day - 15 March
The consumer movement marks 15th March with World Consumer Rights Day every year, as a means of raising global awareness about consumer rights and needs. Celebrating the day is a chance to demand that the rights of all consumers are respected and protected, and to protest against market abuses and social injustices which undermine those rights.
Global Recycling Day – 18 March
Global Recycling Day
Every year, the earth yields billions of tons of natural resources to transform into consumables. At some point, there will be nothing left. That’s why we must, as a planet, think again about what we throw away – seeing not waste, but opportunity.
was created in 2018 to help recognize, and celebrate, the importance recycling plays in preserving our precious primary resources and securing the future of our planet. It is a Day for the world to come together, and put the planet first.
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination - 21 March
2019 Theme: Mitigating and countering rising nationalist populism and extreme supremacist ideologies
World Water Day - 22 March
Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind. But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.
Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.
World Water Day, 22nd March, is about tackling the water crisis by addressing the reasons why so many people are being left behind.
Human Rights Day - 21 March
Human Rights Day
in South Africa is historically linked with 21 March 1960, and the events of Sharpeville. On that day 69 people died and 180 were wounded when police fired on a peaceful crowd that had gathered in protest against the Pass laws. This day marked an affirmation by ordinary people, rising in unison to proclaim their rights. It became an iconic date in our country’s history that today we commemorate as Human Rights Day as a reminder of our rights and the cost paid for our treasured human rights.
World Tuberculosis Day - 24 March
World TB Day
, falling on March 24th each year, is designed to build public awareness that tuberculosis today remains an epidemic in much of the world, causing the deaths of nearly one-and-a-half million people each year, mostly in developing countries.