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United Nations Public Service Day

The UN General Assembly, in its resolution, designated 23 June as Public Service Day. Its celebrated around the world. The UN Public Service Day aims to celebrate the value and virtue of public service to the community; highlight the contribution of public service in the development process; recognize the work of public servants, and encourage

India’s move to tackle abuse lauded by United Nations

UN officials have lauded the initiative taken by Indian and other nations to fight allegations of sexual abuse to end the exploitation by United Nations peacekeepers. Atul Khare, Under-Secretary-General for Field Support in the UN General Assembly stated that India, Benin, Ecuador and Uruguay consider it a top priority to provide abuse victims with support

Agnecies Of The United Nations, Their Headquarters & Heads

AGNECIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS, THEIR HEADQUARTERS & HEADS UNICEF United Nations Children’s Education Fund, Newyork, Ms.Carol Ballamy (USA). UNFPA The UN Fund for Population Activities, New York, Nafis Sadik (Pakistan) UNHCR United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva, Ms. Sadako Ogato (Japan). IAEA International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Hans Blix (Sweden). ILO International Labour

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition, August 23 of each year, the day designated by UNESCO to memorialize the transatlantic slave trade. The date is significant because, during the night of August 22 to August 23, 1791, on the island of Saint Domingue (now known as Haiti), an uprising began which set forth events which were a

International Day of Friendship

Friendship Day is a day for celebrating friendship. The day has been celebrated in several southern South American countries for many years, particularly in Paraguay, where the first World Friendship Day  International Friendship Day was proposed in 1958. Friendship Day celebrations occur on different dates in different countries. The first World Friendship Day was proposed for 30 July in 1958, by

International Day of Co-operatives

International Co-operative Day is an annual celebration of the co-operative movement observed on the first Saturday in July since 1923 by the International Co-operative Alliance. Co-operatives around the world celebrate the day in various fashions and each year the organising institutions agree on a theme for the celebrations. On December 16, 1992, the United Nations General

International Joke Day

International Joke Day celebrated every year of July 1. While a lot of strife is going on in the world, everything is different on this day. The aim of the International Joke Day is to bring people to laugh by telling them jokes. A joke is understood as something spoken, written, or done, including aspects

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance each 4 June. It was established on 19 August 1982. Originally focused on victims of the 1982 Lebanon War, its purpose expanded to “acknowledge the pain suffered by children throughout the world who are the victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. This day

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture  is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world. This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is

International Day against Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is a United Nations International Day against drug abuse and the illegal drug trade.   The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking is observed annually on 26 June, since 1988, a date chosen to commemorate Lin Zexu’s dismantling of the opium trade in Humen, Guangdong, just before the First Opium War in China.  The observance was instituted by General Assembly Resolution 42/112 of 7

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