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17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (WDCDD) is being observed globally on 17 June 2019. According to United Nation (UN), Desertification means degradation of land in arid, semi-arid and dry sub-humid areas and that Desertification does not refer to expansion of existing deserts. Key Highlights Background: WDCDD was proclaimed on 30 January 1995 ..

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Inger Andersen takes over as head of UNEP

Inger Andersen of Denmark takes charge as Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). United Nations Environment Programme The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an initiative of the United Nations. UNEP is a leading environmental authority in setting the global environmental agenda, promoting the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable ..

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International Day of Yoga 2019

International Day of Yoga 2019 will be observed on June 21 with the theme ‘Yoga for Heart’. The main event will be held in the city of Ranchi of Jharkhand. Why June 21 is observed as International Day of Yoga? The proposal for the International Yoga Day was approved by the United Nations General Assembly ..

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13 June: International Albinism Awareness Day observed

International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is observed every year throughout the world on 13 June, with the aim of raising public awareness on albinism and to prevent attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism. Theme for IAAD 2019 was- Still Standing Strong. It calls upon people around the globe to recognize, celebrate and stand in ..

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7 June: 1st World Food Safety Day observed

The World Food Safety Day 2019 was observed on 7 June with the theme- ‘Food Safety, everyone’s business’. It was first ever World Food Safety Day. Key Highlights Background:  The WFS day was facilitated by World Health Organisation(WHO) in collaboration with the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of United Nations (UN). This day was instituted ..

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