On International Women’s Day I posted about how Helen Clark is one of the really inspiring females that makes me proud to share that extra X chromosome. Good news! Helen Clark is now running for Secretary-General of the UN! I cannot think of a better person for the job, she was an excellent leader of… Read More #TBT International Women’s Day
I haven’t posted in a while so a more accurate title for this blog would now be 11 months of UN days rather than a year. I decided to take a social media break over Easter and it has been difficult to get back into it, But never fear I am back! I have missed posts… Read More Guess Who’s Back?
We have had some wild winds today as the weather is gearing up for a storm. It seems like an appropriate day to be experiencing a bit of weather as it is World Meteorological Day. Big weather events such as heatwaves, storms, floods and droughts are becoming more and more common due to climate change.… Read More World Meteorological Day
In a world where there seem to be so many reasons to discriminate and hate I hope for change. I hope not for tolerance but for acceptance. Then lets go one step further than that and not just accept our differences but embrace them, because it is our differences that make us interesting. If it… Read More Zero Discrimination Day
Kia Ora, kei te pehea koe? Ko Pirongia tōku Maunga, ko Waikato te awa, ko Tainui te waka, ko Caitlin tōku ingoa. Tere, minu nimi on Caitlin ma olen Uus-Meremaa. Kuidas läheb? Hola ¿cómo estás? Ayer fue el Día Internacional de la Lengua Materna. Lo has celebrado? Cuál es tu lengu materna? Yesterday was International Mother Language Day a… Read More Kia Ora, Hola and Hello!
2016 has been designated the International Year of Pulses (IYOP). So, on top of the 129 United Nation’s calendar events, every day is leg(ume) day. While I am patiently waiting for the first Day (Jan 27th) I thought I would begin my year of legume appreciation. I am a big fan of Pulses, they’re a… Read More Never Ever Mess With My Beans
After reading an article on NPR about the abundance of holidays (?) celebrated on the UN calendar I thought it would be a bit of a laugh to actually celebrate, or commemorate, each of these events throughout the year. This initial reaction was based upon some strange days (World Toilet Day, anyone?) and others which seem… Read More Origin Story.