It is said that, since the 13th century, the Berber women of North Africa have been making argan oil for culinary and cosmetic purposes. In recent years, worldwide demand for argan oil has been increasing. Despite this increase, the method of making argan oil has changed very little. Learn how this liquid gold is empowering women in rural Morocco.
The #ProudToShare campaign by UNESCO’s Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB) is making a difference in Biosphere Reserves. Arganeraie is one of the hundreds of UNESCO designated biosphere reserves - places where people and nature share a way of living that we can all be proud of. Watch this video to find out more about Arganeraie Biosphere Reserve.
International days and weeks are occasions to educate the public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity. The existence of international days predates the establishment of the United Nations, but the UN has embraced them as a powerful advocacy tool. We also mark other UN observances.