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  • 17-Oct-2019
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty : 17 October

    The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993.

    It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution worldwide, particularly in developing countries.

    2019 Theme: Acting Together to Empower Children, their Families and Communities to End Poverty.

  • 16-Oct-2019
  • World Food Day: 16 October

    World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945.

    The theme for WFD 2019 is “Our Actions Are Our Future”.

    This day generates awareness globally for those who suffer from hunger and to ensure the need for food security and nutritious diets for all. The main focus of this day is that food is a basic and fundamental human right.

  • 15-Oct-2019
  • International Day of Rural Women: 15 October

    The International Day of Rural Women is observed on 15th October. The day recognizes the crucial role of women and girls in ensuring the sustainability of rural households and communities, improving rural livelihoods and overall wellbeing.

    This year’s theme is “Rural Women and Girls Building Climate Resilience”.

    This year’s theme highlights the important role that rural women and girls play in building resilience to face the climate crisis.

  • World Students’ Day 2019

    World Students’ Day is celebrated every year on October 15 on former president APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday.

    The day is commemorated on his birth anniversary because of Dr Kalam was a dedicated teacher and identified himself foremost in that role before anything else.

    Due to the former President’s love for students, various educational institutions in India observe Kalam’s birthday in their own way. In 2010, the United Nations declared October 15 to be World Students’ Day.

  • 13-Oct-2019
  • International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction: 13 October

    The United Nations observes International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on 13 October every year.

    The day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reining in the risks that they face.

    The day also promotes a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.

    Theme for 2019: Reduce disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.

  • 12-Oct-2019
  • World Migratory Bird Day: 12 October

    World Migratory Bird Day is observed on 12 October every year. It is an annual awareness-raising campaign highlighting the need for the conservation of migratory birds and their habitats.

    It has a global outreach and is an effective tool to help raise global awareness of the threats faced by migratory birds.

    Theme for 2019: Protect Birds: Be the Solution to Plastic Pollution!

  • 11-Oct-2019
  • International Day of the Girl Child: 11 October

    The United Nations observes International Day of the Girl Child on 11th of October every year. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.

    The theme for 2019: GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.

  • 10-Oct-2019
  • World Mental Health Day: 10 October

    World Mental Health Day is observed across the world on October 10, 2019. The day aims to raise awareness regarding mental health issues and mobilize efforts to support mental health.

    World mental health day theme for 2019 is suicide prevention. The main objective behind making suicide prevention the key focus this year is to attract the government’s attention to the issue so that it is given priority in public agendas across the world.

  • World Space Week: 4th-10th October

    The United Nations (Office for Outer Space Affairs) observes 4-10 October every year as World Space Week. It is an international celebration of science and technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition. The United Nations General Assembly declared in 1999 that World Space Week (WSW) will be held each year from October 4-10. The dates were in recognition of the October 4, 1957 launch of the first human-made Earth satellite, Sputnik 1.

    The theme for 2019 is: The Moon: Gateway to the Stars

    During World Space Week space education and outreach events are organised by space agencies, aerospace companies, schools, planetaria, museums, and astronomy clubs around the world.

  • 11-Jul-2019
  • World Population Day: 11 July

    The United Nations observes 11 July every year as World Population Day. This year's World Population Day calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development.

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