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World Radio Day, 2020 observed on February 13

The proclamation of UNESCO member states was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2013 to celebrate February 13 as the World Radio Day. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Radio and Diversity’. The day celebrated to raise awareness about the importance of radio and access to information. This year, the day is ..

International Day of Women and Girls in Science’ celebrated on 11 February

The ‘International Day of Women and Girls in Science’ is celebrated across the world on 11 February. The United Nations General Assembly adopted the resolution in 2015 and declared 11 February as the day of Women and Girls in Science. Since then, the day is celebrated annually. The day is aimed to achieve complete gender equality ..

World Pulses Day observed on 10 February

In 2019, the United Nations General Assembly announced 10 February as the World Pulses Day. This was followed by the celebration of the year 2016 as the International Year of Pulses (IYP), across the world, led by the Food and Agriculture Organization. The day is celebrated to raise awareness about the nutritional values of pulses and ways ..

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation observed on February 6

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation is observed annually on February 6, across the world. Genital Mutilation, or altering the female genitalia for non-medical reasons is prevalent in 30 countries in Africa, the Middle East and other parts of the world. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated February 6th as the ..

International Universal Health Coverage Day 2019

The International Universal Health Coverage Day is an international observance as per the United Nations resolution 72/138. The day was first observed in 2017 with the objective that everyone, everywhere around the world should have access to quality and affordable health care. On 12th December 2012, the UN General Assembly unanimously endorsed a resolution urging ..

International Day of Neutrality

The International Day of Neutrality is an international observance as per the official declaration of the United Nations General Assembly resolution adopted on 2nd February 2017 and was first observed on 12th December 2017. A neutral country is a sovereign state that abstains itself from participation in war as per international law. The rights and ..

International Anti-Corruption Day

International Anti-Corruption Day is an annually observed event on the 9th December to raise public awareness for anti-corruption. On 31st October 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the United Nations Convention against Corruption and designated 9th December as the International Anti-Corruption Day, which was first observed in 2005. Corruption is a phenomenon, complex, social, ..

International Civil Aviation Day 2019

In 1994, International Civil Aviation Day was established as a part of the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation. In 1996, The United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/51/33, under which 7th December was officially recognized as the International Civil Aviation Day. The International Civil Aviation Organization(ICAO) is a ..