United Nations’ principal and decisive organ, General Assembly, designates some days as International Days, taking into consideration some neglected areas of the people’s societies, being concerned for the transformation of better futuristic ideals to budding or future generations, and the areas range from the exploitation of social rights of widows, children and women to the dereliction of cleanliness, whenever, cooking or savoring the food. You are, I surmise, be known to some eminent International Days, as “World Women Day” (8th March), “International Earth Day” (22nd April), and “World Health Day” (6th September), but the days, being penned downwards are probably new to you. Let’s start:
INTERNATIONAL MOUNTAIN DAY
This day is celebrated on 11th of December to take into light the progressing global problem of climate change, which is affecting the mountains, which cover 22% of Earth’s land surface, drastically and economically deprived people living over there. The day promises to cater the mountains, because they are the hub of water reservoirs and touring destinations and the people, fifghting with the food’s insecurity.
WORLD SOIL DAY
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) observes this day annually on December 5th, to ponder upon the adverse effects of soil (the soul is responsible for the production of 95% of food) pollution over the humans’ race.
WORLD PHILOSOPHY DAY
Introduced by UNESCO and marked on 21st November, the day seeks to cultivate solutions to the unsolved or ambiguous problems of the world and to get known to the universality of philosophical tenets.
WORLD TELEVISION DAY
The day, rejoiced on November 21st brings forth two approaches: one is, the technological development and second, the dissemination of the information and news so rapid around the globe.
UNIVERSAL CHILDREN’S DAY
The adoption of Declaration of the Rights of the Child (1959) and Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989) make this day a special one. Being remembered on 20th November every year, the day aspires to promulgate and enact the rights of the children impartially.
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR TOLERANCE
The year, 1995, was United Nations’ Year of Tolerance. Nevertheless, next year, UN General Assembly invited its members to observe International Day For Tolerance on November 16th, the sole purpose of celebrating the day is to shorten the differences between the people of distinctive cultures and boosting the mutual understanding for mutual gains.
WORLD CITIES DAY
The theme of this day is, “Better City, Better Life”. It highly advances the interests of the international community to strengthening (urbanizing) the cities for cooperation among the countries of the varied statures. Its celebration is noted on October 31st.
INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ERADICATION OF POVERTY
The observance of this day on 17th October, reminds us of the penurious, shattered, and downtrodden people, who are bound or shackled for their such status due to the unequal distribution of economical assets and technological or digital tools or gadgets.
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
Noted with the celebration on October 10th, the day centers to raise the enacting awareness of mental illnesses, and to scrutinize the work of medical institutes regarding it.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF OLDER PERSONS
The celebration of this particular day on 1st of October seeks to spotlight the achievements and contributions of the older people to the society. And with it, highlighting the challenges faced by them, for instance, ageing.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE
International peace day, as the name is the suggestive of the conceptuality that intends and foresees to create the ideals of peace within the nations and to pursue the livings with the unconditional following of peaceful patterns or standards. It is observed on 21st September.
WORLD SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY
WHO has been the co-sponsor of this international day, celebrated on 10th September, with International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), to enlighten the people with the knowledge that the suicide can be prevented and the causes leading to it can be nipped.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF CHARITY
The Sustainable Development Goals (tally-17), adopted by General Assembly member states in 2015, are inclusive of the elimination of the poverty from the world, which will be the precursor to a world of prosperity and fertility. This day, commemorated on 5th September, is interlinked to International day for the eradication of poverty.
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST NUCLEAR TESTS
On 64th UN General Assembly, it was declared that August 29th will be remembered as International day against nuclear tests yearly, in order to cease the nuclear tests. Regardless of the existence of Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), it was determined to supervise vigilantly the nuclear proliferation of newer countries and the nuclear tests as well.
WORLD YOUTH SKILLS DAY
The 16% population of the world, comprising of talented, surpassing and diligent young guns, is exacerbated by the cruelties of the temporal world’s masters in the shape of unemployment, and the non-usage of the capabilities efficiently. The day, honored with the observance of it, 15th July, struggles to convince the immovable brains to mold the youth into worthiness.
WORLD POPULATION DAY
This day accompanied by the essential analytical procedure, memorialized on 11th July, constrains the attention of ours onto the expansion of population at a rapid rate. It is to be believed that, the reproductive health is significant in achieving the sustainable development and that can be accomplished with the decline in the birth rate.
INTERNATIONAL ASTERIOD DAY
30th June is entitled with the observation of Tunguska impact over Siberia, on 30th June, 1908. Furthermore, it is remindful of what can an asteroid be hazardous of.
WORLD OCEANS DAY
The pivotal objective of celebrating this day, on 8th of June, is to direct the people’s attention to what they do with the waters of oceans, contaminating them with the effluents and poisonous chemical products, which results in the generation of one of the pollutions, water pollution.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA
The proclamation of enjoying this day exultingly, appeared only 5 years ago, whence, United Nations declared 21st June as International Day of Yoga. Yoga is a spiritual exercise, probably introduced by Buddha, is often symbolized as blending the soul and body together.