SPECIAL DAYS - 2018 JUNE

June 1

Global Day of Parents was observed on 1 June all over the world.
The Global Day of Parents is observed on 1 June every year. In 2012, the UN General Assembly declared June 1 as Global Day of Parents.
This day honours parents all over the world. This day provides an opportunity to appreciate parents for their selfless commitment to children.

World Milk Day was observed on June 1st all over the world.
World Milk Day is a day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food.
It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001. The day is intended to provide an opportunity to bring attention to activities that are connected with the dairy sector. Theme of the World Milk Day is “Drink Move Be Strong”.

June 2

Telangana statehood day celebrated on 2nd June.
Telangana celebrates its fourth year of formation this year. It became India’s 29th state on 2 June 2014, following its separation from Andhra Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed his wishes to Telangana people on this day.

June 3

On 3 June 2018, the first World Bicycle Day was celebrated all over the world.
June 3 was declared as World Bicycle Day on 12th April 2018 by United Nations. 3 June 2018 is the first World Bicycle Day.
The World Bicycle Day has been coined to honour the uniqueness, longevity and versatility of the bicycle and the environmental and health benefits of using bicycle as a mode of transport.
This day highlights the use of bicycle as a means of promoting sustainable development, improving physical education, promoting health, preventing disease, etc.

June 4

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression was observed on 4 June all over the world.
On 19 August 1982, the UN General Assembly declared 4 June as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
This day is observed to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse.
The six most common violations faced by children are: use of children in war, killing, sexual violence, abduction, attacks on schools and hospitals, and denial of humanitarian access.

The 29th Anniversary of Tiananmen Massacre was observed on 4 June.
Over 10,000 activists gathered in Hong Kong to commemorate the 29th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown in Beijing.
This year’s observance focused on freeing dissidents imprisoned or under home arrest and pushing for greater democracy in mainland China.
The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 is also known as the June Fourth Incident in China. On this day in 1989, students held demonstrations in Beijing.
Troops killed several hundred demonstrators. The number of deaths has been estimated from 180 to 10,454.

June 5

World Environment Day is celebrated on June 5th across the world.
World Environment Day (WED) occurs on the 5th of June every year, and is the United Nation's principal vehicle for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of our environment. First held in 1974.
The theme for the World Environment Day 2018 is "Beat Plastic Pollution". The host nation is India.

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing observed on 5th June.
In December 2017 the UN General Assembly declared 5th June as the ''International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing''.
Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing affects conservation and management efforts taken for fisheries, affecting the profits and livelihoods of the fishermen.
This day highlights the negative effects of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing and the need to stop it.
UN also declared 2022 as the International Year of Artisanal Fisheries and Aquaculture, to focus on small-scale fishermen and women who comprise 90 % of the world’s fisheries work force.

June 6

UN Russian Language Day was observed on June 6th.
The Russian Language day is observed every year on 6 June. In 2010, this day was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
In 2010, the United Nations established language days for all its six official languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish.
The UN Russian Language Day coincides with the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet, who is called the father of modern Russian literature. This day focuses on cultural events, readings, plays and music.

June 8

World Brain Tumor Day was observed on 8th June all over the world.
World brain tumour day is observed on 8th June every year since 2000. World brain tumour day was first observed by German Brain Tumour Association (Deutsche Hirntumorhilfe e.V.).
This day helps to create awareness among the public about brain. This day also focuses on helping people suffering from brain tumor. Brain tumor is developed in brain cells. The brain cells multiply abnormally in an uncontrolled manner.

World Oceans Day was celebrated all over the world on 8th June.
On 5th December 2008, UN General Assembly declared 8th June as World Oceans Day. The Action focus for World Oceans Day 2018 is: preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean.
World Oceans Day is celebrated to highlight the major role played by oceans in our lives. This day creates awareness about the impact of human actions on the ocean.

June 11

Green Mizoram Day was observed on 11th June throughout Mizoram.
On this day government employees, students and members of NGOs planted large number of trees. The trees were planted as a part of this event along the Chite river in Aizawl. The Green Mizoram Day is observed every year on 11th June since 1999.
Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla inaugurated the Green Mizoram Day 2018. The function was attended by cabinet ministers, legislators and senior government officials.

June 12

World Day against Child Labour was observed on 12th June all over the world.
In 2002, the International Labour Organization (ILO) declared 12th June as the World Day Against Child Labour. This day was introduced to focus on the extent of child labour worldwide and the efforts required to eliminate it.
The theme for World Day against Child Labour 2018 is: ‘Generation Safe & Healthy’.
This day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, and people from various parts of the world to work towards the abolition of child labour.

June 13

International Albinism Awareness Day was observed on 13th June all over the world.
In 2014, the UN General Assembly declared 13th June as International Albinism Awareness Day with effect from 2015.
The theme for International Albinism Awareness Day 2018 is: “shining our light to the world”.
Albinism is a genetic condition that causes very little or no pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes.

June 14

World Blood Donor Day was celebrated all over the world on 14 June.
World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on 14th June. This day is observed to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for blood donations and to create awareness on regular blood donations.
The theme of World Blood Donor Day 2018 is: blood donation as an action of solidarity. The slogan for World Blood Donor Day 2018 is: “Be there for someone else. Give blood. Share life”.

June 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day was observed on 15th June all over the world.
The World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed every year on 15th June. The International Network for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (INPEA) first observed the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2006.
The United Nations General Assembly officially recognized 15th June as the World Elder Abuse Awareness Day in 2011.
This day is observed to show opposition to the abuse and suffering experienced by the elders of our society. Elder abuse is mistreatment of elders done by a partner, family member, friend etc. It may be physical, social, financial, psychological or sexual and even neglect.

June 16

On 16th June 2018, International Day of Family Remittances was observed all over the world.
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is celebrated every year on 16th June. This day was adopted by the UN General Assembly.
The first International Day of Family Remittances was celebrated on 16 June 2015. This day aims to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) “One Family at a Time” produced for the International Day of Family Remittances 2018.

June 17

The World Day to Combat Desertification (WDCD) will be celebrated worldwide on 17th June.
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is observed every year on 17th June to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification.
2018 Theme of WDCD: - “Land has true value – invest in”. WDCD was established by the UN General Assembly 23 years ago to raise awareness on the global and national actions that address desertification, land degradation and drought.

The High Commission of India in Seychelles celebrated the 4th International Day of Yoga (IDY) on June 17.
The High Commission of India in Seychelles celebrated the 4th International Day of Yoga (IDY) 2018 at the iconic Palais des Sports indoor stadium in Victoria, Seychelles.
The theme of the celebration was: ‘Yoga for Health’. It was jointly organized by the High Commission of India in Seychelles and the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture, Government of Seychelles.

June 18

International Picnic Day was celebrated on  18th  June all over the world.
The International Picnic Day is celebrated in many countries on 18th June every year. Charity events, school picnics and various types of group meals are held to commemorate this day.
The word “picnic” originated from the French language. It relates to informal outdoor meal. Picnic became a popular time pass in France after the Revolution.

The Sustainable Gastronomy Day was observed all over the world on 18th June.
In 2016, the UN General Assembly declared 18th June as Sustainable Gastronomy Day. Observance of Sustainable Gastronomy Day acknowledges gastronomy as a cultural expression related to the natural and cultural diversity of the world.
Sustainable gastronomy can play a major role in promoting agricultural development, food security, nutrition, sustainable food production and the conservation of biodiversity.

June 19

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict was observed on 19th June all over the world.
In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly declared 19th June as the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
This day is celebrated to create awareness on the necessity to curb conflict-related sexual
The theme for International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 2018 is: “The Plight and Rights of Children Born of War”. This day also honours people who have devoted their lives to fight against these crimes.

June 20

World Refugee Day was observed all over the world on 20th June.
World Refugee Day is observed every year on June 20. This day honours the courage and perseverance of millions of refugees.
The theme for World Refugee Day 2018 is: ‘Now More Than Ever, We Need to Stand with Refugees’.
In 2000, United Nations declared June 20 as World Refugee Day. This day marks the anniversary of the 1951 Convention Related to the Status of Refugees.

June 21

4th International Yoga Day was celebrated all over the world on 21th June.
The main event of 4th International Yoga Day celebrations (IDY-2018) was held at Forest Research Institute in Dehradun, Uttrakhand.
The theme for International Yoga Day 2018 is: “Yoga for peace”. Yoga demonstrations were also held in several foreign countries.
The first International Day of Yoga was celebrated in 2015. The idea of International Day of Yoga was first proposed by Narendra Modi during his speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on 27 September 2014.

World Music Day was celebrated all over the world on 21 June.
World Music Day is also known as Make Music Day. It is celebrated every year on 21 June. On Music Day people play music in public areas. Free concerts are also organized.
These celebrations were initiated by the French Minister of Culture, Jack Lang, and by Maurice Fleuret. It was first celebrated in Paris in 1982. This day is celebrated in 120 countries throughout the world.

June 23

The International Olympic Day is celebrated all around the world On June 23rd.
Commemorating the birth of modern Olympic games on June 23, 1894 at Sorbonne in Paris.
Olympic day was introduced in 1948.
Olympic Day Run is an international Olympic Movement activity promoting mass participation of sports held in June organized by National Olympic Committees (NOCs).

United Nations Public Service Day – 23 June
The United Nations Public Service Day is celebrated of every year on June 23rd. The UN Public Service Day celebrates Value and virtue of public service to the community.
The 2018 United Nations Public Service Forum will take place in Marrakesh, in the Kingdom of Morocco from 21- 23 June 2018, with the theme of “Transforming governance to realize the Sustainable Development Goals”.
Recognizes the work of public servants, and encourages young people to pursue careers

International Widows Day – June 23
International Widows Day is a global awareness day on 23rd June every year. This Day was introduced to address poverty and injustice faced by widows and their children in many countries.
The day was launched by the United Nations in 2010 to raise awareness of the violation of human rights that widows suffer in many countries following the death of their spouses.
The ultimate goal of the day is to develop resources and policy to empower widows and allow them to have access to education, work, healthcare and lives free of violence and abuse.

June 25

Day of the seafarer was celebrated throughout the world on 25th June.
25th June was declared as the Day of the seafarer in a resolution adopted by the 2010 Diplomatic Conference in Manila to adopt the revised STCW Convention.
Day of the Seafarer is coordinated by the International Maritime Organization. The theme for Day of the Seafarer 2018 is: “seafarers’ wellbeing”.
Day of the Seafarer is recognized as an observance day by the United Nations. This day recognizes the contribution of seafarers to international seaborne trade, the world economy and the global community.

June 26

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was observed all over the world on 26th June.
In 1987, the UN General Assembly declared 26th June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The theme for International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2018 is: “Listen First – Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.”
This day was coined to enhance efforts to achieve an international society free of drug abuse. This day aims to create awareness of the problems caused by illicit drugs to the society.

June 27

Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day was celebrated all over the world on 27th June.
In UN General Assembly declared 27th June as Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day in 2017.
The theme of ‘MSME Day 2018 is The Youth Dimension’. MSME Day highlights the strong contribution of businesses worldwide to livelihoods, communities and economies, and the need to support MSMEs towards their success.
This day was coined to recognize the importance of Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises in achieving sustainable development goals, promoting innovation, creativity and sustainable work for all.

June 29

International Day of the Tropics was celebrated all over the world on 29th June.
On 29th June 2014, Aung San Suu Kyi launched the first State of the Tropics Report. International Day of the Tropics marks the anniversary of the report’s launch.
In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly declared 29th June as the International Day of the Tropics.
The International Day of the Tropics is observed to create awareness on specific challenges faced by tropical areas and to highlight the important role that the countries in the tropics will play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

12th Statistics Day is being celebrated nationally on June 29th.
On June 29th Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation and Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) jointly celebrated 12th Statistics Day and the closing ceremony of the 125th Birth Anniversary of Prof. P. C. Mahalanobis on 29th June, at Kolkata.
The theme selected for the Statistics Day of 2018 is ‘‘Quality Assurance in Official Statistics’. Vice President of India released a commemorative coin of Rs 125 and circulation coin of Rs 5 denomination as a mark of respect to Prof. Mahalanobis.
The objective of celebration of this Day is to create public awareness about the importance of statistics in socio-economic planning and policy formulation, to acknowledge the contribution of Prof. Mahalanobis.

June 30

International Asteroid Day was celebrated all over the world On 30th June.
In 2016, the United Nations General Assembly declared 30th June as International Asteroid Day. Near-Earth object (NEOs) is an asteroid or comet that passes near the Earth’s orbit. They pose potential threats to earth.
The Tunguska asteroid event that happened on 30th June 1908, in Siberia, Russian Federation, was the largest asteroid impact recorded on Earth.

The first International Day of Parliamentarism was observed on 30th June all over the world.
30 June is celebrated as the first International Day of Parliamentarism. On 30th June 1889 the Inter-Parliamentary Union was established.
This day celebrates parliaments and the ways in which parliamentary systems of government enhance the day-to-day lives of people.


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