Each year the United Nations (UN) allocates an entire calendar year to focus on particular topics or themes. Many countries actively participate in promoting these years.
- International Year of Small Island Developing States: aims to raise recognition of environmental problems that small island states are facing. (SCIS no.1641999)
- International Year of Crystallography: YCr2014 aims to increase public awareness of the importance of crystallography, which is the branch of science that studies the formation and structure of crystals. (SCIS no.1641998)
- International Year of Family Farming: aims to stimulate policies for the sustainable development of farmer families, communal units, indigenous groups, cooperatives and fishing families. (SCIS no. 1643987)
A search on the SCIS database for Family Farming Australia returns the following titles Family Farming Australia
You can find resources for International Year of Family Farming from Global Dimension here
In 2014, Red Cross will celebrate 100 years of people helping people in Australia with Centenary 2014: (SCIS no. 995944 )
In 2014 we also welcome in the Chinese Zodiac Year of the Horse.
The European Brain Council has pledged to make 2014 the European Year of the Brain.
Celebrate the Australian Year 2014. Vivian Harris has compiled a monthly guide to celebrations and birthdays for 2014
Radiant Orchid is the Pantone Colour of the year