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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

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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

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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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Day of the Seafarer / International Maritime Organization

The purpose of the Seafarer  day is to give thanks to seafarers for their contribution to the world economy and the civil society; and for the risks and personal costs they bear while on their jobs. In 2010, the International Maritime Organization (IMO), decided to designate June 25th as the International Day of the Seafarer

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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

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World Music Day

The Fête de la Musique, also known as Make Music Day or World Music Day, is an annual music celebration taking place on 21 June. It’s origins lie in France when, in 1976, American musician Joel Cohen, proposed an all-night music celebration to mark the beginning of the summer solstice and since then, it has become a worldwide phenomenon

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World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, international observance observed June 20th each year, is dedicated to raising awareness of the situation of refugees throughout the world. On 4 December 2000, the United Nations General Assembly in Resolution 55/76 decided that, from 2001, 20 June would be celebrated as World Refugee Day. In this resolution, the General Assembly noted that 2001 marked the 50th anniversary of the 1951 Convention

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Sunday Father’s Day

Father’s Day is observed on the third Sunday of June. It honors all fathers, grandfathers, great-grandfathers, and father figures for their contribution. It was created to complement Mother’s Day. It is not a federal holiday. So, Businesses will be open or closed based on the day of the week, Sunday. It is celebrated through cards,

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International Children’s Day – June 1

The International Day for Protection of Children is observed in many countries as Children’s Day on June 1 since 1950. Children’s Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world to honor children globally.It was established by the Women’s International Democratic Federation on its congress in Moscow (22 November 1949). It was first proclaimed by the World Conference for

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Anti-tobacco Day

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is observed  to encourage a 24-hour period of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further intended to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects, which currently lead to nearly

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