Something I received from Khurt, one of our members…
20 days to go to World Diabetes Day!
- Latest buildings to light up the skyline
- Capturing the lightings
- Are you on the WDD calendar?
- Help write the book of the day
Latest buildings to light up the skyline
Over 60 landmark buildings and sites have come together to support the first United Nations World Diabetes Day and light up the skyline in the pantone colour of the diabetes symbol and WDD logo (pantone 279).
The buildings that have signed up since the last update are:
- Taipei 101 Tower, Taipei, Taiwan
- Dharhara Tower, Kathmandu, Nepal
- Kuwait Towers, Kuwait City, Kuwait
- Opera and Ballet Theater building, Tirana, Albania
- Clock Tower, Tirana, Albania
- Aleppo Citadel, Aleppo, Syria
- Hopewell Center, Hong Kong, China
- Hodfi House, Reykjavik, Iceland
- City Hall, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
- St Stephen’s Church Ipswich, Australia
- Hervey Bay City Council, Australia
- Museum of Archeology, Valletta, Malta
See all the buildings in one place: http://www.worlddiabetesday.org/bluemonuments
Capturing the lightings
In order to maximise the media opportunities presented by the lightings, it will be critical that the media are aware of any lighting events in advance and are provided with appropriate materials and resources to encourage them to cover the story.
We want to support this process. We are developing materials that can be adapted at local level to help promote local events to media and ensure consistent messaging across the global campaign. We will have these materials ready for distribution from Friday 26 October.
Are you on the WDD calendar?
The World Diabetes Day website hosts an events calendar for the diabetes world to post information about its World Diabetes Day events and activities. Over 100 events have been added to the calendar in the past few weeks. At present, more than five events a day are added to the calendar.
Please make sure that your World Diabetes Day events and activities have been included. Visit the calendar Visit at http://events.worlddiabetesday.com.
Help write the book of the day
The World Diabetes Day book is a browsable repository of relevant documents to support the first United Nations observed World Diabetes Day. The book will be made available online in time for November 14 and will provide the possibility for individuals touched by diabetes to share their stories and messages of support.
All you need to do is send documents, pictures, messages of support, film clips – in fact anything that you feel will interest the World Diabetes Day audience - by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to:
International Diabetes Federation (IDF)
Avenue Emile De Mot 19
B-1000 Brussels, Belgium