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International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 observed globally

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The theme of International Day for Biological Diversity 2018 was ‘Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity’ as the year 2018 marks the 25th anniversary of the Convention on Biological Diversity.

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day observed

May 17, 2018
The World Telecommunication and Information Society Day was observed across the world on May 17 with the theme ‘enabling the positive use of Artificial Intelligence for all’. The day aims to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other ICT can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

World Migratory Bird Day 2018 observed globally

May 13, 2018
The World Migratory Bird Day is an annual global celebration initiated in 2006 by the United Nations.

National Technology Day 2018 observed

May 11, 2018
National Technology Day is observed every year on May 11 to mark the anniversary of the successful test-firing of Shakti nuclear missile in Pokhran. The scientific achievements of the day prompted the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to declare India as a nuclear state.

World Press Freedom Day 2018 observed across the world

May 3, 2018
The theme of 2018 World Press Freedom Day - ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and The Rule of Law’, highlights the importance of an empowering legal environment for press freedom.

15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas to be held in Varanasi

May 1, 2018
The theme of the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas will be “Role of Indian Diaspora in building a New India”.

World Day for Safety and Health at Work observed globally

Apr 28, 2018
The World Day for Safety and Health at Work was observed globally on April 28. This year, the World Day for Safety and Health at Work and the World Day against Child Labour are coming together in a joint campaign to improve the safety and health of young workers and end child labour.

World Book and Copyright Day 2018 observed globally

Apr 23, 2018
The city of Athens was chosen as the World Book Capital for 2018 for its efforts in making books available to the city’s entire population including migrants and refugees.

World Health Day observed across the globe

Apr 7, 2018
World Health Day was observed across the world on April 6, 2018. The day also marks the 70th anniversary of World Health Organisation. On the occasion, WHO calls upon all world leaders to live up to the pledges they made when they agreed to the Sustainable Development Goals in 2015 and commit to concrete steps to advance ‘Health for All’.

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2018 observed globally

Apr 6, 2018
The Day commemorates the date of the inauguration of the first Olympic games of the modern era in Athens, Greece in 1896.

World Autism Awareness Day 2018 observed across the world

Apr 2, 2018
This year, the day was celebrated at the United Nations Headquarters, New York with the main focus on importance of empowering women and girls with autism and involving them in the policy and decision making to address the challenges associated with autism.

International day of Remembrance of the victims of Transatlantic Slave Trade 2018 observed globally

Mar 25, 2018
The Day was observed globally with the theme 'Remember Slavery: Triumphs and Struggles for Freedom and Equality'.

World Tuberculosis Day 2018 observed globally

Mar 24, 2018
The day commemorates the event in 1882 when Dr Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the cause of tuberculosis, the TB bacillus.

International Day for Elimination of Racial Discrimination 2018 observed globally

Mar 22, 2018
The theme of the 2018 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination was 'Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination'.

World Water Day observed globally

Mar 22, 2018
The World Water Day was observed globally on March 22, 2018 with the theme ‘Nature for Water’. The theme explores how nature can be used to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Globally, over 80 per cent of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the ecosystem without being treated or reused.

World Consumer Rights Day 2018 observed globally

Mar 15, 2018
This year, the Day calls for access to secure internet for all. The Day also encourages action against scams and fraud and better consumer protection online.

International Women's Day 2018 observed globally

Mar 8, 2018
The 2018 International Women's Day was observed in India by conferring the Nari Shakti Awards to various individuals and organisations.

World Wildlife Day 2018 observed across the world

Mar 4, 2018
The day is celebrated and implemented by the secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), in collaboration with other relevant United Nations organizations.

Zero Discrimination Day 2018 observed globally

Mar 2, 2018
The Day urges people to embrace diversity and recognize the diverse set of talents and skills that each person brings.

World Rare Disease Day observed

Mar 1, 2018
The World Rare Disease Day was observed across the globe on February 28, 2018 with the aim to raise awareness about rare diseases and their impacts. The day was commemorated with events in over 80 countries and regions across the world.

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