International events

Logo Date from Date to Description Name of organisation
02 Feb 2018 02 Feb 2018 World Wetlands Day 2018 World Wetlands Day
03 Mar 2018 03 Mar 2018 World Wildlife Day 2018 World Wildlife Day 2018
06 Mar 2018 06 Mar 2018 "Keep Calm and Let Africa Take the Lead” conference "Keep Calm and Let Africa Take the Lead” conference
23 Mar 2018 23 Mar 2018 World Meteorological Day 2018 World Meteorological Day 2018
24 Mar 2018 24 Mar 2018 Earth Hour Earth Hour
12 May 2018 12 May 2018 World Migratory Bird Day 2018 World Migratory Bird Day 2018
22 May 2018 22 May 2018 International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 International Day for Biological Diversity 2018
05 Jun 2018 05 Jun 2018 World Environment Day 2018 World Environment Day
08 Jun 2018 08 Jun 2018 World Oceans Day 2018 World Oceans Day 2018
08 Jun 2018 09 Jun 2018 Minister Molewa accompanies President Ramaphosa to G7 Leaders’ Summit Canada G7 Presidency
15 Jun 2018 12 Jul 2018 SA Agulhas II docks in Tanzania for International Indian Ocean Expedition II (IIOE2). International Indian Ocean Expedition (IIOE-2)
17 Jun 2018 17 Jun 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification 2018 World Day to Combat Desertification 2018
25 Jul 2018 25 Jul 2018 The African Day of Seas and Oceans The African Day of Seas and Oceans
31 Jul 2018 31 Jul 2018 World Ranger Day World Ranger Day
23 Aug 2018 24 Aug 2018 South African Talanoa Dialogue South African Talanoa Dialogue
16 Sep 2018 16 Sep 2018 International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer International Day for the preservation of the ozone layer
19 Sep 2018 19 Sep 2018 DEA commemorates International Coastal Clean-Up Day International Coastal Clean-Up Day
16 Oct 2018 16 Oct 2018 World Migratory Bird Day 2018 World Migratory Bird Day 2018
Logo Date from Date to Description Name of organisation
02 Feb 2017 02 Feb 2017 World Wetlands Day 2017 World Wetlands Day 2017
03 Mar 2017 03 Mar 2017 South Africa commemorates 2017 World Wildlife Day United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
23 Mar 2017 23 Mar 2017 World Meteorological Day 2017 https://www.environment.gov.za
27 Mar 2017 28 Mar 2017 PAGE Ministerial Conference 2017 Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) Conference
25 Apr 2017 25 Apr 2017 Commemoration of the World Penguin Day 2017 Commemoration of the World Penguin Day 2017
10 May 2017 10 May 2017 World Migratory Bird Day 2017 World Migratory Bird Day
22 May 2017 22 May 2017 International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May
23 May 2017 23 May 2017 World Turtle Day World Turtle Day
05 Jun 2017 05 Jun 2017 World Environment Day 2017 World Environment Day
08 Jun 2017 08 Jun 2017 World Oceans Day 2017 World Oceans Day
17 Jun 2017 17 Jun 2017 World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD)
08 Jul 2017 08 Jul 2017 ‡Khomani Cultural Landscape inscripted as a world heritage site United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)
17 Jul 2017 21 Jul 2017 Minister Molewa leads South African delegation to United Nations' High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
18 Jul 2017 18 Jul 2017 Nelson Mandela International Day - 2017 Nelson Mandela International Day
31 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 World Ranger Day 2017 International Ranger Federation
06 Sep 2017 16 Sep 2017 13th Session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNCCD CoP13 to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
16 Sep 2017 16 Sep 2017 International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer
06 Nov 2017 17 Nov 2017 Full Wrap: South Africa participates at CoP23 in Bonn, Germany United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
09 Nov 2017 09 Nov 2017 Minister Molewa attends 06th Benguela Current Commission Ministerial Meeting Benguela Current Commission
20 Nov 2017 24 Nov 2017 Meeting of SADC Ministers responsible for Environment and Natural Resources, Fisheries and Aquaculture, and Tourism Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Logo Date from Date to Description Name of organisation
02 Feb 2016 02 Feb 2016 World Wetlands Day 2016 World Wetlands Day
03 Mar 2016 03 Mar 2016 World Wildlife Day 2016 World Wildlife Day
23 Mar 2016 23 Mar 2016 World Meteorological Day 2016 World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
20 Apr 2016 20 Apr 2016 Minister Molewa leads South African delegation to high-level signature ceremony for Paris Agreement United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC)
22 May 2016 22 May 2016 International Day for Biological Diversity - 22 May International Day for Biological Diversity: 22 May 2016
05 Jun 2016 05 Jun 2016 World Environment Day 2016 World Environment Day 2016
08 Jun 2016 08 Jun 2016 2016 World Oceans Day United Nations (UN)
17 Jun 2016 17 Jun 2016 2016 World Day to Combat Desertification United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
18 Jul 2016 18 Jul 2016 Nelson Mandela International Day - 2016 Nelson Mandela International Day
31 Jul 2016 31 Jul 2016 World Ranger Day 2016 International ranger Federation
01 Sep 2016 30 Sep 2016 World Rhino Day / Month 2016 coincides with South African Heritage Day / Month World Rhino Day
16 Sep 2016 16 Sep 2016 International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer International Day for preservation of the Ozone Layer
17 Sep 2016 17 Sep 2016 International Coastal Clean-Up Day Oceans Conservancy
31 Oct 2016 04 Nov 2016 South Africa - Norway Science Week 2016 Department of Environmental Affairs
07 Nov 2016 18 Nov 2016 South Africa participates in International Climate Change Talks in Marrakech, Morocco United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
08 Dec 2016 08 Dec 2016 Minister Molewa leadds SA delegation to Benguela Current Commission’s Ministerial Conference in Namibia Benguela Current Commission
Logo Date from Date to Description Name of organisation
02 Feb 2015 02 Feb 2015 World Wetlands Day 2015 World Wetland Day Celebration
03 Mar 2015 03 Mar 2015 South Africa’s celebration of World Wildlife Day South Africa’s celebration of World Wildlife Day
23 Mar 2015 23 Mar 2015 World Meteorological Day 2015 World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)
28 Mar 2015 28 Mar 2015 Earth Hour World Wildlife Fund
18 Apr 2015 27 Apr 2015 Government's progress to bring an end to attacks on foreign nationals The Presidency
09 May 2015 10 May 2015 World Migratory Bird Day 2015 United Nations Environment Programme
22 May 2015 22 May 2015 International Day for Biological Diversity Convention on Biological Diversity
05 Jun 2015 05 Jun 2015 World Environment Day 2015 United Nations Environment Programme
08 Jun 2015 08 Jun 2015 World Oceans Day 2015 United Nations
17 Jun 2015 17 Jun 2015 World Day to Combat Desertification United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
19 Jun 2015 05 Oct 2016 South Africa nominated to host CITES COP 17 in 2016 Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES)
18 Jul 2015 18 Jul 2015 Nelson Mandela International Day - 2015 Nelson Mandela International Day
31 Jul 2015 31 Jul 2015 World Ranger Day 2015 International Ranger Federation
31 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 UNCCD Africa Regional Preparatory Meeting - road to CoP 12 United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
01 Sep 2015 30 Sep 2015 September marks Rhino Month coinciding with World Rhino Day 2015 World Rhino Day
16 Sep 2015 16 Sep 2015 International Day for the Preservation of Ozone Layer 2015 United Nations
30 Nov 2015 11 Dec 2015 South Africa participates at CoP 21 - CMP 11 in Paris, France United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Logo Date from Date to Description Name of organisation
02 Feb 2012 02 Feb 2012 World Wetlands Day The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
22 Mar 2012 22 Mar 2012 World Water Day UN Water
23 Mar 2012 23 Mar 2012 World Meteorological Day World Meteorological Organisation
27 Mar 2012 27 Mar 2012 Earth Hour World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
22 Apr 2012 22 Apr 2012 Earth day - “A billion acts of Green” Earth Day Network
12 May 2012 13 May 2012 World Migratory Bird Days United Nations Environment Programme
22 May 2012 22 May 2012 International Day for Biological Diversity United Nations
31 May 2012 31 May 2012 World No Tobacco Day World Health Organisation
05 Jun 2012 05 Jun 2012 World Environment Day 2012 United Nations Environment Programme
08 Jun 2012 08 Jun 2012 World Oceans Day 2012 United Nations
20 Jun 2012 24 Jun 2012 South Africa participates in Rio+20, United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development United Nations
25 Jun 2012 25 Jun 2012 Day of the Seafarer International Maritime Organisation
18 Jul 2012 18 Jul 2012 Nelson Mandela Day United Nations
16 Sep 2012 16 Sep 2012 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer United Nations Environment Programme
18 Sep 2012 18 Sep 2012 World Water Monitoring Day International Water Association
22 Sep 2012 22 Sep 2012 World Rhino Day Rhino Conservation
28 Sep 2012 28 Sep 2012 International Coastal Clean-up Day Ocean Conservancy
01 Oct 2012 01 Oct 2012 World Habitat Day United Nations
08 Oct 2012 19 Oct 2012 COP 11 Convention on Biological Diversity
26 Nov 2012 07 Dec 2012 COP18, Doha, Qatar United Nations
01 Dec 2012 01 Dec 2012 World AIDS Day Red Ribbon Foundation
05 Dec 2012 05 Dec 2012 International Volunteer Day United Nations
09 Dec 2012 09 Dec 2012 International Anti-Corruption Day United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
11 Dec 2012 11 Dec 2012 International Mountain Day Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations