Road to Bern celebrates international days!

The calendar year is full of international and world days but what do they really stand for? Road to Bern recommends you take a closer look! Almost everyone has heard of the 8 March, which was declared International Women’s Day in 1977 by the United Nations. On this day, women are celebrated for their achievements and their fight for gender equality, which despite progress has not yet been accomplished in any country. Where are we today?

This campaign provides an opportunity to take stock of each of the 17 sustainable development goals (SDG) ahead of the UN World Data Forum in October 2021. During the next seven months, we will take a look at these special days to celebrate the progress we have made but also to remind ourselves of the work that still needs to be done. Thanks to our partners, in Switzerland and at international level, you will know all there is to know about the SDGs! Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to make sure you don’t miss anything!

  • 8 March International Women’s Day (SDG 5)
  • 22 March World Water Day (SDG 6)
  • 7 April World Health Day (SDG 3)
  • 24 April International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace (SDG 17)
  • 26 April World Intellectual Property Day (SDG 9)
  • 28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work (SDG 8)
  • 8 May World Fair Trade Day (SDG 12)
  • 22 May International Day for Biological Diversity (SDG 15)
  • 5 June World Environment Day (SDG 13)
  • 7 June World Food Safety Day (SDG 2)
  • 8 June World Oceans Day (SDG 14)
  • 21 June EU Sustainable Energy Week (SDG 7)
  • 11 July World Population Day (SDG 10)
  • 5 September International Day of Charity (SDG 1)
  • 8 September International Literacy Day (SDG 4)
  • 21 September International Day of Peace (SDG 16)
  • 4 October World Habitat Day (SDG 11)