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World Water Day observed on 22 March

World Water Day is observed every year on March 22, across the world since the year 1993. The theme of the World Water Day this year is ‘Water and Climate Change’. In 1992, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution by which 22 March of each year was declared World Water Day from 1993.  The Day ..

‘International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination’ celebrated on March 21st

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly announced the decade commencing 1 January 2015 and ending on 31 December 2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent. The theme of the international decade is “People of African descent: recognition, justice and development”. Every year, March 21st is celebrated as ‘International Day for the ..

World Down Syndrome Day celebrated on March 21

World Down Syndrome Day is celebrated on March 21 every year, across the world. The United Nations General Assembly declared the day in the year 2011. Down syndrome occurs when a person has an extra partial or whole copy of chromosome 21. The day is celebrated to raise public awareness of Down syndrome. On World Down ..

World Wildlife Day celebrated on March 3

World Wildlife Day is celebrated every year on March 3, across the world. On 20 December 2013, the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim March 3 as World Wildlife Day. The day is observed to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora. On the same day, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered ..

World Day of Social Justice celebrated on 20 February

On 26 November 2007, the United Nations General Assembly declared that 20 February will be celebrated annually as the World Day of Social Justice. This year, the theme for the World Day of Social Justice is selected as “Closing the Inequalities Gap to Achieve Social Justice”. The International Labour Organization adopted the Declaration on Social Justice for ..

International Day of Education observed on  24th January

January 24 is observed as the International Day of Education every year by the specialized agency of United Nations named-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It celebrates the role of education for global development and peace.  In December 2018, the United Nations (UN) General Assembly adopted a resolution, which declared January 24 as ..

Cash-Strapped UN thanks India for paying 2020 Annual Dues ahead of Schedule

Responsible for maintaining international peace and security, the intergovernmental organization, United Nations (UN) has been facing a severe financial crisis because of the unpaid annual dues of almost one-third of its member states, this was informed by the UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres to the United Nations budget-setting Fifth Committee on October 2019. India has become ..

First ‘Antarrashtriya Yoga Diwas Media Samman’ will be Conferred on Tuesday

Since 2015, 21st June has been observed as International Day of Yoga following the proposal of the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on September 27, 2014, at the United Nations General Assembly. A draft resolution of the United Nations General Assembly on 14 October 2014, entitled 21st June as International Day of Yoga In order ..