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World Thrift Day

World Thrift Day is observed on October 31 every year. The first International Thrift Congress was held in Milan, Italy in 1924. The congress passed a resolution declaring October 31 as the World Thrift day. It was a day “devoted to the promotion of savings all over the world”. It is a worldwide celebration well


World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is annually observed on October 27 to build global awareness of issues on preserving audiovisual material, such as sound recordings and moving images. Audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes, are our common heritage and contain the primary records of the 20th and 21st centuries. They help


World Polio Day

World Polio Day aims to increase awareness about polio virus and to encourage further actions to reduce it from spreading. The commemoration of the day also highlights the success of global strategies in reducing the spread of the disease. Polio is a highly infectious disease which targets the nervous system and can cause paralysis. Polio


World Development Information Day

The United Nations‘ (UN) World Development Information Day is annually held on October 24 to draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. The day was further recognized as the date on which the International Development Strategy for the Second Nations Development Decade was adopted in


UN Day

United Nations Day highlights, celebrates and reflects on the work of the United Nations (UN) and its family of specialized agencies. UN Day marks the anniversary of the entry into force in 1945 of the UN Charter. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five permanent members of


World Osteoporosis Day

World Osteoporosis Day is observed annually on 20 October, and launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. Organized by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), World Osteoporosis Day involves campaigns by national osteoporosis patient societies from around the world with activities in over 90 countries. World Osteoporosis Day was


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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. The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is celebrated every year on October 17 throughout the world. It was


World Trauma Day

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), trauma is a major cause of death and disability across the world. WHO research has shown that at least 50 percent of road deaths occurring in developing countries could have been prevented with effective interference after trauma has occurred, that is: immediate pre-hospital care adequate knowledge of handling emergency situations


World Anaesthesiologists Day

World Anesthesia Day commemorates the first successful demonstration of ether anesthesia on October 16, 1846. This ranks as one of the most significant events in the history of Medicine and took place at the Massachusetts General Hospital, home of the Harvard School of Medicine. The discovery made it possible for patients to obtain the benefits of surgical


World Food Day

World Food Day is annually held on October 16 to commemorate the founding of the United Nations‘ (UN) Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Each year has a different theme.  The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development. The Food and Agriculture


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