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International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2017 observed

5 hrs ago
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

While the official International Day of United Nations Peacekeeper’s Day is on 29 May, UN Headquarters in New York celebrated the day on 24 May 2017.

World Turtle Day 2017 observed globally

May 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The Day aims to protect the turtles and tortoises and their rapidly disappearing habitats across the world.

International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated worldwide

May 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The International day for Biological Diversity was observed across the world with theme ‘Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism’ to highlight the contribution of sustainable tourism to economic growth and conservation of biodiversity.

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development 2017 observed

May 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

In December 2002, the UN General Assembly in its resolution declared 21 May as the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

World Meteorological Organisation launches Year of Polar Prediction

May 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) is one of the key elements of the Polar Prediction Project.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2017 observed

May 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The theme for WTISD-17 is Big Data for Big Impact. The theme focuses on the power of Big Data for development and aims to explore how to turn imperfect, complex, often unstructured data into actionable information in a development context.

International Day of Families observed with theme Families, education and well-being

May 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The day of families seeks to reinvigorate the policies and initiatives that strengthen the family unit, which is the core building block of the society.

India celebrates 2017 National Technology Day

May 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 10 people agreed

It was the same date in 1998 when India successfully conducted first among the five nuclear tests in Pokhran.

World Migratory Bird Day 2017 observed with theme Their Future is our Future

May 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The WMBD 2017 highlights the interdependence of people and nature, and more especially people and migratory animals - in particular birds, as they share the same planet and thus the same limited resources.

Narendra Modi to attend International Day of Vesak celebrations in Colombo

May 10, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Colombo on 11 May 2017 to attend the International Day of Vesak festival that is going to be held there from 12-14 May.

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation observed for victims of World War II

May 9, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

On 2 March 2010, the UN General Assembly invited all its organizations, Member States, NGOs and individuals to observe 8-9 May in an appropriate manner to pay tribute to all victims of the Second World War.

World Asthma Day 2017 observed globally

May 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

World Asthma Day is an annual event organized by the Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) to improve asthma awareness and care.

World Press Freedom Day observed globally

May 3, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The World Press Freedom Day was observed globally on 3 May 2017. The day’s celebrations were led by UNESCO with a high-level event and the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize ceremony.

International Labour Day 2017 observed globally

May 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

The International Labour Day is celebrated to commemorate the happenings of 4 May 1886, the Haymarket affair (Haymarket Massacre) in the Chicago.

NMCG observed Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas across the Ganga Basin States

May 2, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Ganga Swachhta Sankalp Divas was observed in more than 30 locations across India through the support of National Mission on Clean Ganga’s volunteer wing, Ganga Vichaar Manch.

International Jazz Day 2017 observed across the world

Apr 30, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The Day was attended by UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova, and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador for Intercultural Dialogue Herbie Hancock in Cuba.

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 2017 observed

Apr 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The Third Review Conference of States Parties to the Chemical Convention held in April 2013 in the Hague, the Netherlands, adopted a political declaration that confirms the unequivocal commitment of the States Parties to the global chemical weapons ban.

World Immunization Week 2017 observed with theme #VaccinesWork

Apr 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The year 2017 marks the halfway point in the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP). The GVAP was endorsed by 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally

Apr 28, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

This year, ILO’s campaign focuses on the critical need for countries to improve their capacity to collect and utilize reliable occupational safety and health (OSH) data.

World Intellectual Property Day 2017 observed globally

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The theme of the year explores how innovation makes lives healthier, safer and more comfortable.

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 2017 observed

Apr 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 6 people agreed

Due to the explosion, nearly 8.4 million people in the three countries were exposed to the radiation.

World Malaria Day 2017 observed globally

Apr 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

In sub-Saharan Africa, Malaria case incidence and death rates fell by 21 per cent and 31 per cent respectively.

Yogi Adityanath inaugurated National Panchayati Raj Diwas function

Apr 24, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The day is observed every year to mark the passing of the Constitution (73rd Amendment) Act, 1992, which came into effect on 24 April 1993.

World Book and Copyright Day 2017 observed

Apr 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

Authors, publishers, booksellers, librarians around the world joined the celebrations of World Book and Copyright Day 2017.

English Language Day observed across the world

Apr 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

English Language day is observed every year on 23 April to celebrate the multilingualism and cultural diversity of the UN.

International Mother Earth Day 2017 observed across the world

Apr 22, 2017
Important for Exam: 13 people agreed

This year's theme highlights the fact that education is the foundation for progress. The world today needs a global citizenry fluent in the concepts of climate change and aware of its unprecedented threat to the earth.

United Nations Chinese Day 2017 observed

Apr 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The first United Nations Chinese Day was held on 12 November 2010 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.

UN to celebrate International Yoga Day with special commemorative stamps

Apr 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

The United Nations is planning to issue special stamps with the images of the sacred Indian sound ‘Om’ to commemorate the International Yoga Day this year.

The World Hemophilia Day observed across the world on 17 April

Apr 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The World Hemophilia Day was celebrated across the world on 17 April with the theme ‘Hear their Voices.

World Heritage Day observed with theme Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism

Apr 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 4 people agreed

The day is aims at raising awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving various sites around the world that have achieved world heritage status.

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