Ethics Empowered

Let’s use the power of ethics to build a better future! Global Ethics Day takes place on the third Wednesday of every October, landing on October 20 in 2021. ​Join us for the next Global Ethics Day on Wednesday October 19, 2022.

Created by Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, Global Ethics Day is an annual moment to empower ethics through the actions of individuals and organizations. It takes place on the third Wednesday of every October.

Global Ethics Day was first held in 2014 to help raise awareness for ethics and ensure that ethics matter – whether in the daily lives of individuals, the decisions of corporations or the creation of laws and policies. Over the past seven years, individuals from over 75 countries have taken part in Global Ethics Day.

Global Ethics Day provides an opportunity to explore the meaning of ethics in daily life and for communities around the world to come together to identify and address the most critical issues facing society – from global pandemics, attacks on democracy, refugee crises, racial injustice, climate change, and more.

As part of the celebrations for 2021, Carnegie Council hosted a special virtual event and invited you to hear directly from those fighting on the frontlines to uphold and strengthen democracy.

Click here to participate in Global Ethics Day.



Global Ethics Day 2020 posters from Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad, Romania.
Global Ethics Day “Framing the Question,” Margaret Murphy, Artist-in-Residence, and students at Central Michigan University, October 2016
Global Ethics Day Clean-up drive, University of Buraimi, Oman, October 2017