World Vegetarian Day is observed annually on October 1. It is a day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society in 1977 and endorsed by the International Vegetarian Union in 1978, "To promote the joy, compassion and life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism".
World Animal Day is celebrated each year on October 4. It started in Florence, Italy in 1931 at a convention of ecologists. On this day, animal life in all its forms is celebrated, and special events are planned in locations all over the globe.
October 6 is an International Birdwatching Day. On this day birdwatchers in most European countries go out to their favorite birding locations to spot as many birds as they can and then enter their data into a common database.
Considering the serious impact of natural disasters over the world economy, particularly of the developing countries, the United Nations observed the nineties (1990-99) as the International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction (IDNDR).
World Food Day is a day of action against hunger. On October 16, people around the world come together to declare their commitment to eradicate hunger in our lifetime. Because when it comes to hunger, the only acceptable number in the world is zero.
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local and international,
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public awareness of
and encouraging the
public to take action.