SPECIAL DAYS - 2017 June

June 1

World milk day observed on June 1, 2017.
World Milk Day 2017 celebrated by the people all over the world on 1st of June. World Milk Day was first established to be celebrated every year on world level on 1st of June by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization.
World Milk Day is celebrated to increase the common public awareness about all aspects of the natural milk such as its natural origin, milk nutritional value and various milk products including its economic importance throughout the globe.
The theme of world Milk Day 2017 is Raise a glass for milk.

Global Day of Parents observed on June 1, 2017.
The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/ RES/ 66/ 292 and honors parents throughout the world.
The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
The central goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by the world leaders in 2015, focus on ending poverty, promoting shared economic prosperity, social development and people’s well-being while protecting the environment.
Families remain at the centre of social life ensuring the well-being of their members, educating and socializing children and youth and caring for young and old.

June 4

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression observed on 4th June.
The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance each 4th June. It was established on 19 August 1982.
On 19 August 1982, at its emergency special session on the question of Palestine, the General Assembly, ''appalled at the great number of innocent Palestinian and Lebanese children victims of Israel’s acts of aggression'', decided to commemorate 4 June of each year as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.
The purpose of the day is to acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day affirms the UN's commitment to protect the rights of children.

June 5

World Environment Day observed on 5th May.
World environment day 2017 will be celebrated by the people all across the world on 5th of June. World environment day is also known as the Environment Day, Eco Day or short form WED. First held in 1974.
It has been a flagship campaign for raising awareness on emerging environmental issues from marine pollution, human overpopulation, and global warming, to sustainable consumption and wildlife crime.
The theme for 2017 is 'Connecting People to Nature – in the city and on the land, from the poles to the equator'. The host nation is Canada.

June 6

Russian Language Day is observed annually on June 6.
Russian Language Day is observed annually on June 6. The event was established by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 2010.
UN Russian Language Day coincides with the birthday of Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian literature.
The initiative of the UN Language Days was launched in February 2010 in order to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity and to promote equal use of all six of the UN's official working languages throughout the organization.

June 8

World Oceans Day observed on 8th June.
World Ocean Day 2017 will be celebrated worldwide by the people on 8th of June.
World Oceans Day was officially established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008 to be celebrated worldwide on 8th of June annually to resolve the ocean issues and save ocean water.
World Oceans Day is celebrated annually aiming to save the oceans and honor the oceans creatures for maintaining the balance of life on the earth. Day to day increasing human populations and modern advanced technologies with various lots of byproducts are the main reasons of ocean spoiling.
The theme for World Oceans Day 2017 is "Our Oceans, Our Future", and the conservation action focus is on encouraging solutions to plastic pollution and preventing marine litter for a healthier ocean and a better future.

World Brain Tumor Day observed on 8th June.
World Brain Tumor Day is celebrated annually on 8th of June. This day was set aside to be celebrated globally by an association of brain tumor that is based in Germany.
World Brain Tumor Day helps in raising awareness to the public and educating them on brain tumor, a type of cancer that is not common and most people do not know about it.
It is also a day that helps the people who are suffering from brain tumor in facing their challenges. There are approximately 8,000 Germans who suffer from brain tumor and 500 cases of patients suffering from brain tumor are diagnosed daily.
Research has shown that brain tumor is the most common type of cancer affecting children today. The main message is to create awareness of the condition by educating people on the sign and symptoms, facts about the condition, its management and treatments.

June 12

World Day Against Child Labour observed on 12th June.
The World Day against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO) sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.
The World Day against Child Labour, which is held every year on June 12, is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour in any of its forms.
The World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.
The 2017 World Day against Child Labour focuses on the impact of conflicts and disasters on child labour.

June 13

International Albinism Awareness Day 13th June.
International Albinism Awareness Day is an annual United Nations observance held on June 13. It was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2014.
Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized by the partial or complete absence of the pigment melanin in the skin, hair, and eyes. Lack or absence of melanin in the skin makes albinos more susceptible to sunburn and skin cancers.
People with albinism frequently face social challenges, as their condition is often a source of discrimination, ridicule, and sometimes even fear and related violence.
International Albinism Awareness Day focuses on raising public awareness of albinism and preventing attacks and discrimination against persons with albinism.

June 14

World Blood Donor Day observed on June 14th.
Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD). The event, established in 2004, serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood.
World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.
World Health Organization is aimed to obtain the sufficient blood supplies from the voluntary and unpaid blood donors all over the world by 2020.
The theme for Blood Donation Day in 2017 is "Give Blood. Give Now. Give Often" which is taken by World health Organization.

June 15

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.
Elder abuse is a global social issue which affects the health and human rights of millions of older persons around the world, and an issue which deserves the attention of the international community.
The United Nations General Assembly, designated June 15 as World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. It represents the one day in the year when the whole world voices its opposition to the abuse and suffering inflicted to some of our older generations.
The theme of world elder abuse awareness day 2017 is ''Understand and End Financial Abuse of older people: A Human Rights issue''.

June 16

International Day of Family Remittances 16th June.
The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR), celebrated on 16 June, is aimed at recognizing the significant financial contribution migrant workers make to the wellbeing of their families back home and to the sustainable development of their countries of origin.
It is also aimed at encouraging the public and private sectors, as well as the civil society, to do more and collaborate to maximize the impact of these funds in the developing world.
Proclaiming an International Day of Family Remittances represents an invaluable opportunity not only to recognize the efforts of migrant workers globally, but also to strengthen current partnerships and create new synergies among sectors to promote the development impact of remittances worldwide.

June 17

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought observed on 17th June.
The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance each June 17. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the presence of desertification and drought, highlighting methods of preventing desertification and recovering from drought.
Over 250 million people are directly affected by desertification, and about one billion people in over one hundred countries are at risk. These people include many of the world's poorest, most marginalized and politically weak citizens.
The Annual Theme of 2017 - Link between land degradation and migration.

June 18

Father's Day 2017 - June 18 (Sunday).
Father's Day is celebrated on 3rd Sunday in June. The third Sunday of June was officially recognized as Father's Day in the year 1966 in the United States.
Father's Day is that hallowed day in our lives that helps us to express our thanks to our dad, or our father figures, grandfather, stepfather or elder brother. Our father is our role model, a powerhouse of talent, a fount of wisdom and one with immense reserves of patience.
The main idea of a special day to celebrate our fathers is to bond with your dad and spend more quality time together.


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