|International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members observed||25 March 2017|
|International Day for Right to Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violations 2017 observed||25 March 2017|
|International day of Remembrance of the victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade observed globally||25 March 2017|
Collett was working for the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) when he was abducted by armed gunman in 1985.
The day also pays tribute to those who have devoted their lives to, and lost their lives in, the struggle to promote and protect human rights for all.
The International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery was observed globally on 25 March 2017.
The day commemorates the day in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch astounded the scientific community by announcing that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.
On the occasion of World Meteorological Day 2017, WMO released its new digitized International Cloud Atlas.
World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water, the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues, in collaboration with governments and partners.
Down syndrome is a naturally occurring chromosomal arrangement that has always been a part of the human condition. It affects approx 1 in 800 live births.
The day seeks to recognise the unique ability of poetry to capture the creative spirit of the human mind.
This year theme highlights the importance of wood energy in improving the lives of people, powering sustainable development and mitigating climate change.
To mark the occasion, the United Nations released the World Happiness Report, which declared Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Switzerland and Finland as the top 5 happiest countries in the world.
The Day was proclaimed based on the events of 21 March 1960 when police opened fire and killed 69 people at a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid pass laws in Sharpeville, South Africa.
The World Sparrow Day was conceptualised by Mohammed Dilawar, an Indian conservationist who started the Nature Forever Society.
The theme of Commonwealth Day 2017 was 'A peace-building Commonwealth'.
Google dedicated its doodle for 15 March to the first officially played test match between Australia and England.
The Consumer Rights Day is an opportunity to promote basic rights of all consumers, demanding that those rights are respected and protected.
Since 2006, the World Kidney Day has been annually observed on the second Thursday in March.
The idea of the theme is to consider how to accelerate the 2030 Agenda, building momentum for the effective implementation of the new Sustainable Development Goals, especially goal number 5: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls; and number 4: Ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning.
This year's theme draws attention to the economic impact of hearing loss.
The call of the 2017 UN World Wildlife Day is to engage and empower the youth.
For the year 2017, UNAIDS calls for zero discrimination in health-care settings. The right to health is a fundamental human right that includes access to timely, affordable and quality health-care services for all.
National Science Day is observed to spread a message about the importance of science in the life of living being.
The day is celebrated annually to mark the enactment of the Central Excise and Salt Act, 1944.
As recognised by the United Nations, the World Day of Social Justice focuses on guaranteeing fair outcome through social justice, equality, employment and much more.
Besides, the country also observed National Productivity week from 12 February to 18 February 2017 with the theme 'From Waste to Profits-through Reduce, Recycle and Reuse'.
The day was observed to celebrate the significance of radio as a medium of communication and entertainment across the world.
Science and gender equality are vital for the achievement of the internationally agreed development goals, including the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
This year, the National Deworming Day initiative was aimed at reaching approximately 34 crore children in the age group of 1-19 years.
The day seeks to spread awareness about the importance of internet safety among the stakeholders of the internet.
The theme for the 2017 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is “Building a solid and interactive bridge between Africa and the world to accelerate ending FGM by 2030.”
The theme throws light on how everyone, as a collective or as individuals, can do their part to reduce the global burden of cancer.