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Nelson Mandela International Day observed globally

Jul 18, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

Nelson Mandela International Day was observed globally on 18 July 2017 to commemorate the day the great South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela, also the late President of the nation, was born.

World Youth Skills Day 2017 observed globally

Jul 15, 2017
Important for Exam: 14 people agreed

The World Youth Skills Day was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 11 November 2014.

World Population Day 2017 observed

Jul 11, 2017
Important for Exam: 5 people agreed

Around the world, some 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning methods, for reasons ranging from lack of access to information or services to lack of support from their partners or communities.

International Day of Cooperatives 2017 observed

Jul 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

As per the United Nations, co-operatives' open membership model affords access to wealth creation and poverty elimination.

International Day of the Tropics 2017 observed globally

Jun 29, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The day was proclaimed on 14 June 2016 by the resolution of United Nations General Assembly to mark the anniversary of the 'State of the Tropics Report'.

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2017 observed

Jun 26, 2017
Important for Exam: 9 people agreed

The day was observed with the theme Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.

Day of the Seafarer 2017 observed by IMO

Jun 25, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

This year's theme aims to particularly engage ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them.

International Widows’ Day observed globally

Jun 23, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The International Widows’ Day was observed globally on 23 June 2017. The day is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows who dwell with an invisible status in majority of the world societies.

Initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

On the occasion of third edition of International Day of Yoga, let's have a glance on all the projects and initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide.

International Yoga Day 2017: These 7 Yoga poses will help you focus better!

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

On the occasion of the third International Yoga Day, which is being celebrated globally on 21 June 2017, we bring to you some yoga poses that will not only sharpen your mind but also increase your concentration power.

3rd edition of International Yoga Day celebrated worldwide on June 21

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Yoga is more than a physical activity as it cultivates the ways of maintaining a balanced attitude in day-to-day life and endows skill in the performance of one’s actions.

Role of Yoga in Education. What does research say?

Jun 21, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

As the world is celebrating the 3rd International Day of Yoga with much pomp and circumstance, it is becomes important to understand how yoga plays a vital role in education that holds the power to transform the world.

World Refugee Day 2017 observed globally

Jun 20, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The United Nations General Assembly on 4 December 2000 decided to observe the World Refugee Day on 20 June every year.

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict observed globally

Jun 19, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was observed globally with the theme ‘Preventing Sexual Violence Crimes through Justice and Deterrence’.

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 2017 observed globally

Jun 17, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The day reminds everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem-solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day 2017 observed

Jun 16, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The theme will further serve to inform the thematic discussions of the upcoming eighth session of the General Assembly’s Open-ended Working Group on Ageing, which will take place in New York from 5 to 7 July 2017.

World Blood Donors Day 2017 observed

Jun 14, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The World Health Organisation (WHO) via the theme is emphasizing on the role that every individual can play in preparing for the next unforeseen emergency by giving blood now.

International Albinism Awareness Day observed on 13 June

Jun 13, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

On 18 December 2014, the General Assembly adopted a resolution proclaiming, with effect from 2015, 13 June as International Albinism Awareness Day.

World Day against Child Labour 2017 observed

Jun 12, 2017
Important for Exam: 8 people agreed

The 2017 World Day against Child Labour focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour.

World Oceans Day 2017 observed globally

Jun 8, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

UN General Assembly (UNGA) on 5 December 2008 designated 8 June as the World Oceans Day through its resolution.

United Nations observes 2017 Russian Language Day

Jun 6, 2017
Important for Exam: 1 people agreed

The decision to hold days of languages was adopted by the UN Department of Public Information on the eve of the International Mother Language Day, celebrated annually on 21 February.

World Environment Day observed with theme ‘Connecting People to Nature’

Jun 5, 2017
Important for Exam: 2 people agreed

The celebration of this day provides us with an opportunity to broaden the basis for an enlightened opinion and responsible conduct by individuals, enterprises and communities in preserving and enhancing the environment.

2017 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression observed globally

Jun 4, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

The international day for children victims of aggression acknowledges the pain of children who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.

Global Day of Parents observed on 1 June across the world

Jun 1, 2017
Important for Exam: 0 people agreed

Parents of every race, religion, culture and nationality in all parts of the world are the primary caregivers and teachers of their children, preparing them for a happy, fulfilling and productive life.

World No Tobacco Day 2017 observed globally

May 31, 2017
Important for Exam: 3 people agreed

Tobacco use leads to more than 7 million deaths every year and it is predicted by WHO that figure may grow to more than 8 million a year by 2030.

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers 2017 observed

May 29, 2017
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: 2 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.

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