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14 June 2022

International Bath Day - 14 June.

International Bath Day is celebrated every year on June 14th. This day celebrates the importance of taking baths and spending time in water.

Baths have long been considered a way to relax and refresh oneself. They are also considered to be one of the best ways to improve personal hygiene. In ancient times, people took baths to clean themselves of the dirt and sweat that they had worked up during their day. Today, bathhouses remain popular around the world because they offer a relaxed environment in which to spend time.

Legend has it that on this day, Greek mathematician, scientist, and scholar, Archimedes discovered while taking a bath that an object’s volume could be accurately measured by being submerged in water! Unable to contain his excitement, Archimedes leaped out of the bathtub and yelled, “Eureka, Eureka!” as he ran through the streets of Syracuse, Greece. No one knows the exact date of Archimedes’ birth. However, we do know he was born in the year 287BC. To honor Archimedes, we commemorate the date he leapt out of the bathtub, June 14th.

Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com

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13 June 2022

International Albinism Awareness Day - 13 June.

Every year on June 13th, International Albinism Awareness Day celebrates the rights of human beings born with albinism and aims to increase awareness and understanding of this genetic condition.

What is albinism?

Albinism is a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited difference present at birth. In almost all types of albinism, both parents must carry the gene for it to be passed on, even if they do not have albinism themselves. The condition is found in both sexes regardless of ethnicity and in all countries of the world. Albinism results in a lack of pigmentation (melanin) in the hair, skin and eyes, causing vulnerability to the sun and bright light. As a result, almost all people with albinism are visually impaired and are prone to developing skin cancer. There is no cure for the absence of melanin that is central to albinism.

According to the National Institutes of Health, albinism is a rare disease. Throughout the world, one in 20,000 people have albinism. The disorder is most prevalent in parts of Africa. About one in four people in South Africa have albinism. In Tanzania, it’s believed that as many as one in 1,400 could have the genetic condition.

In 2013, the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted a resolution that called for the prevention of discrimination against persons with albinism. On December 18, 2014, the UN General Assembly proclaimed June 13th as International Albinism Awareness Day. The first observance was in 2015.

2022 Theme - "United in making our voice heard".

The theme was chosen:

  • because including voices of persons with albinism is essential to ensure equality #Inclusion4equality;
  • to celebrate how groups of persons with albinism and individuals increase the visibility of persons with albinism in all domains of life;
  • to encourage and celebrate unity among groups of persons with albinism;
  • to amplify the voices and visibility of persons with albinism in all areas of life;
  • to highlight the work being done by albinism groups around the world.

Source: www.un.org

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12 June 2022

The World Day Against Child Labor - 12 June.

June 12 is set aside to focus on ending child labor. The World Day Against Child Labor is held annually on June 12 as an international day to raise awareness and prompt action to stop child labor in all of its forms. Supporters of the day work year round to see that children everywhere are not working in fields or factories, or even worse places. It is estimated that between 215 million and 220 million children are working full time instead of being in school or on a playground.

The United Nations estimates that almost 75 million victims of child labor are aged 5-11 years. Forty-two million children (28%) are 12-14 years old; 37 million (24%) are 15-17 years old.

The World Day Against Child Labor is an International Labor Organization (ILO)-sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002. ILO has worked on finding, reporting, and ending child labor since 1919. The ILO believes that exploiting childhood constitutes evil.

2022 Theme: "Universal Social Protection to End Child Labour".

Source: www.un.org

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09 June 2022

World Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Day - 09 June.

Every year on June 9th, World Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS) Day raises awareness for this rare autoimmune disorder. It’s also a day to educate the general public about APS.

When the body’s immune system attacks normal proteins in the blood, the body responds by mistakenly forming antibodies. These antibodies can increase the chances of dangerous blood clots. These blood clots form in the lungs, kidney, and brain. This is what people with APS live with on a day-to-day basis. Some people struggle with the disease for several years. For others, it is a lifelong illness. This disease can be especially traumatic for pregnant women. APS can cause expectant mothers to miscarry or have a stillbirth.

Others with APS might experience the following:

  • Stroke at a young age
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA)
  • Red rash
  • Chronic headaches and migraine
  • Bleeding from the nose and gums

APS is more common in women than men. People that have another autoimmune disorder or certain types of infections increase their chances of having APS. Left untreated, APS can cause kidney failure, lung problems, and cardiovascular problems.

There is no cure for APS. However, certain types of treatment can reduce symptoms. Most people with APS will have to take medications that prevent blood clots. These medications are called anticoagulants. A low dose of aspirin may be necessary as well. Lifestyle changes can also help decrease blood clots and reduce symptoms. These include not smoking, exercising on a regular basis, eating a well-balanced diet, and maintaining a healthy weight.

The APS Foundation of America founded World APS Day. The organization was founded in 2005. The first World APS Day was held on June 9th, 2010 in celebration of their 5th birthday. APS Support UK has also become a supporter and promoter of the day.

Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com

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Coral Triangle Day - 09 June.

Every year on June 9th, Coral Triangle Day celebrates the rich resources of this epicenter of marine biodiversity. The day also encourages us to learn more about the Coral Triangle.

There are three mega ecological complexes on our planet. These include the Coral Triangle, the Congo Basin, and the Amazon Rainforest. The Coral Triangle is located in the Western Pacific Ocean.

The triangular-shaped region includes the tropical waters around the following countries:

  • Indonesia
  • Malaysia
  • Papua New Guinea
  • The Philippines
  • The Solomon Islands
  • Timor-Leste

The Coral Triangle is considered one of eight major coral reef zones in the world. These waters make up just 1.6 percent of the world’s oceanic area. Despite this fact, it is home to 76 percent of the world’s coral species. This area of water has 500 species of reef-building corals. It also contains 37 percent of the world’s reef fish species and half of its razor clam species. Additionally, the Coral Triangle is home to six of the world’s sea turtle species and the world’s largest mangrove forest.

Around 120 million people live around the Coral Triangle. Over two million of these people are fishers who depend on healthy seas to earn a living. There are many things that are causing environmental issues for the Coral Triangle. Some of these issues include climate change, marine pollution, recreational diving, poor marine management, and ocean acidification. For these reasons, the Coral Triangle is the subject of high levels of conservation management. The region’s governments and nature conservation organizations are primarily responsible for these conservation efforts.

The Coral Triangle Initiative on Coral Reefs, Fisheries, and Food Security (CTI-CFF) started Coral Triangle Day in 2012. The event is held every year in conjunction with World Oceans Day, which is held the previous day, on June 8th.

Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com

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08 June 2022

World Oceans Day - 08 June.

World Oceans Day takes place every 8 June. It is an annual observation to honor, help protect, and conserve the world’s oceans. The ocean provides us with many resources and services including oxygen, climate regulation, food sources, medicine, and more

The sea is important because it:

  • Provides food for people
  • Makes oxygen
  • Impacts weather everywhere
  • Purifies water that runs to the ocean, evaporates and falls as rain
  • Provides the basis for a large number of medicines

The concept was initially proposed in 1992 by Canada’s International Centre for Ocean Development (ICOD) and the Ocean Institute of Canada.

At the first World Oceans Day in 1992, the objectives were to move the oceans from the sidelines to the center of the international discussions and to strengthen the voice of marine and coastal constituencies worldwide.

World Oceans Day events are celebrated on 8 June, the closest weekend, the week, and the month of June. The day is marked in a variety of ways, including launching new campaigns and initiatives, special events at aquariums and zoos, outdoor explorations, aquatic and beach cleanups, educational and conservation action programs, art contests, film festivals, and sustainable seafood events.

The theme for World Oceans Day 2022 is "Revitalization: collective action for the ocean”.

Source: https://nationaldaycalendar.com

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07 June 2022

World Food Safety Day - 07 June.

World Food Safety Day is an annual celebration to draw attention and inspire action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks. 

A concerted effort to make and keep food safe contributes to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism, and sustainable development.

Celebrating World Food Safety Day will give consumers, producers, and governments a chance to focus on an issue that is often taken for granted. Food safety is invisible until you get ill. Anyone who has had food poisoning knows this.

The occurrence of two or more cases of a similar illness resulting from the ingestion of a common food is known as a food-borne disease outbreak.

For two decades, various nations have marked food safety with a special day. In 2019, the United Nations declared June 7 to be World Food Safety Day as a time to celebrate the myriad benefits of safe food.

The day stresses every meal, every snack, every time dishes are prepared, whenever foods are grown, produced, and transported – all of these are moments when food safety must be prioritized.

A guide to World Food Safety Day 2022: Safer food, better health.

Source: www.who.int

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06 June 2022

Russian Language Day - 06 June

Every year on June 6th, Russian Language Day celebrates the seventh most spoken language in the world. The day also honors Aleksandr Pushkin, a Russian poet who is considered the father of modern Russian literature.

There are over 150 million native speakers of Russian in the world making it the most spoken language in Europe. There are also about 113 million non-native Russian speakers. Altogether, there are 267 million people in the world who speak Russian.

Considered a Slavic language, Russian is the official language of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan. Besides these countries, Russian is the primary language of former Soviet countries. These countries include Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Georgia, and Tajikistan. There are also numerous Russian speakers in the United States, Israel, China, Poland, and Finland.

One of the goals of this program is to maintain the equality of all six official languages ​​of the UN: English, Arabic, Spanish, Chinese, Russian and French. The decision to hold language days was taken by the Department of Public Information (now the Department of Global Communications) on the eve of International Mother Language Day , celebrated annually on February 21 at the initiative of UNESCO.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) founded Russian Language Day in 2010. Their goal is to celebrate multilingualism and promote equal use of the UN’s six official languages. UNESCO chose June 6th to commemorate Aleksandr Pushkin’s birthday. The famous Russian poet, playwright, and novelist was born on June 6th, 1799 in Moscow.

Source: www.un.org

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World Pest Day - 06 June.

Every June 6 is World Pest Day or sometimes called World Pest Awareness Day. The day was created to raise awareness of how pest management helps preserve the quality of life for you and your loved ones.

It’s estimated 900-million insects types can be pests. They fall into four different categories based on body types: 1. beetles; 2. flies; 3. moths and butterflies; and 4. ants, bees and wasps.

As far back as 2500 BC, people used sulfur compounds to control mites and insects.

In 1200 B.C., the Chinese deployed predatory ants against pests such as beetles and caterpillars.

The inaugural World Pest Day ceremony was held at the Beijing Hotel on June 6th, 2017.

World Pest Day was initiated by the Chinese Pest Control Association, and co-sponsored by the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association, the National Pest Management Association, and the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations.

Source: www.mypmp.net

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05 June 2022

World Environment Day or WED - 05 June.

June 5, every year is celebrated as World Environment Day or WED. The day is set aside to encourage awareness and action to protect the natural environment. It draws attention to environmental issues such as marine pollution, air pollution, deforestation, and wildlife crime such as poaching.

Each year, WED has a new theme that major corporations, communities, governments, and celebrities adopt to advocate environmental causes.

1972 was a significant year for creating a movement to sustain and protect the natural environment. That year, the United Nations, met in Sweden to rally the world to support environmental issues. Two years later, the first World Environment day was held in 1974.

The year 2022 marks the 50th WED. Sweden is the host this year and the theme is ‘Only One Earth,’ focusing on the need to live sustainably in harmony with nature. Only One Earth was the motto for the 1972 Stockholm Conference; 50 years on, the motto holds true – this planet is our only home, whose finite resources humanity must safeguard.

Source: www.un.org

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International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing - 05 June.

June 5 is a day to fight illegal fishing. It’s the International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing, or IUU fishing. IUU fishing occurs in virtually all bodies of water. It causes problems for varieties of fish struggling to survive. People who are trying to manage fisheries properly, and people who depend on fisheries for food and jobs are fighting illegal fishing.

Every year, as much as 26 million tons of fish are taken illegally from the world’s seas. That adds up to about nearly $24-billion and jeopardizes the food source of many local populations.

On 5 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly agreed to a resolution to fight fish poaching declaring June 5, 2018, as the first International Day for the Fight Against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) Fishing.

Source: www.un.org


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Canada introduces law to freeze handgun sales and ban look-alike toys.

Canada's government introduced legislation to implement a "national freeze" on the sale and purchase of handguns as part of a gun control package that would also limit magazine capacities and ban some toys that look like guns.

The new legislation, which resurrects some measures that were shelved last year amid a national election, comes just a week after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers in their classroom in Uvalde, Texas.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told reporters the new measures were needed as gun violence was increasing.

Source: www.reuters.com

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04 June 2022

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression - 04 June.

Every year on June 4th, the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression acknowledges the pain that children around the world suffer. Many of these children are victims of physical, mental, and emotional abuse. It’s also a day that the UN affirms its duty to protect children’s rights.

Sadly, children are among the most innocent victims of pain and suffering. Throughout the world, many children live in areas where war and conflict is a part of their everyday life. According the recent statistics, 536 million children live in countries affected by conflict or disasters. About 50 million children have been displaced from their home. When these children get displaced, it increases their vulnerability to violence and exploitation. This is largely due to the fact that these children become orphans or are separated from their families.

Emotional, physical, sexual, and mental abuse is also a reality for millions of children throughout the world. An estimated 200 million children a year are victims of sexual violence every year.

Countries where children are the least safe include:

  • Pakistan
  • Egypt
  • Mozambique
  • Vietnam
  • China
  • Argentina
  • Russia
  • Nigeria
  • Indonesia

The UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 16 promotes peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development. As part of this goal, the UN hopes to end abuse, exploitation, trafficking, and all forms of violence against children by 2030.

On August 19, 1982, the UN General Assembly declared that June 4th would be observed as the International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression. The UN made the decision during an emergency special session on the question of Palestine. The day originally focused on the children affected by the 1982 Lebanon War. The day also focused on Palestinian children that were victims of other conflicts in the Middle East.

Today, the day focuses on children throughout the world who are innocent victims of violence and abuse.

Source: www.un.org


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03 June 2022

World Bicycle Day - 03 June.

On June 3, World Bicycle Day targets individuals as a way to promote a healthy lifestyle, especially for those with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.

Organizers also target local governments to encourage them to improve road safety and integrate bicycling into transportation infrastructure planning and design.

As per un.org, World Bicycle Day draws attention to the benefits of using the bicycle — a simple, affordable, clean and environmentally fit sustainable means of transportation. The bicycle contributes to cleaner air and less congestion and makes education, health care and other social services more accessible to the most vulnerable populations. A sustainable transport system that promotes economic growth, reduces inequalities while bolstering the fight against climate change is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

The first World Bicycle Day was observed in 2019. In April 2018, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 3 as International World Bicycle Day.

Source: www.un.org

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01 June 2022

The Global Day of Parents - 01 June.

The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day honors parents throughout the world. The 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 United Nations adopted a resolution in the fall of 2012 to observe Global Day of Parents. The first observance took place on June 1, 2013.

The theme for 2022 is "Family Awareness".

Source: www.upf.org

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World Milk Day - 01 June.

Real milk takes the spotlight on World Milk Day, always on June 1. The day is intended to bring attention to activities connecting the dairy sector.

The annual observance is marked with events across the globe: milking demonstrations and farm visits; games and competitions; concerts; distribution of milk products; and conferences, seminars and information sharing.

China is the fastest-growing dairy market. Europe, the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Argentina are the primary dairy-producing countries.

However, drinking milk in the U.S. has been on the decline since about 2000. In the 1980s, more than 50 percent of the dairy products regulated by the USDA was beverage milk. By 2015, that had dropped to 33 percent. Prompting the downward trend, according to market watchers, is the annual decline in the market consumption of ready-to-eat cereals. (source: American Farm Bureau)

In 2001, the United Nations selected June 1 as World Milk Day to celebrate the essential contributions of the dairy sector to sustainability, economic development, livelihoods, and nutrition.

In 2022, the celebration starts with the Enjoy Dairy Rally May 29 – May 31, culminating with World Milk Day on Wednesday, June 1. This year’s theme will highlight the work already being done to accelerate climate action and help reduce the dairy sector’s impact on the planet. Using the World Milk Day platform, we will aim to raise awareness of the messaging and action towards Dairy Net Zero.

Source: https://worldmilkday.org

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31 May 2022

World Parrot Day - 31 May.

Every year on May 31st, World Parrot Day highlights the threat to wild and captive parrots throughout the world. It’s also a day to learn more about this intelligent and magnificent bird.

When you picture a parrot, you probably think of a colorful bird that talks or mimics sounds. Both of these things are true of most parrots, but not all of them. Even the parrots that can’t talk are still considered intelligent. The most intelligent parrot is the African grey parrot. A particular bird of this species, named Alex, was believed to have the intelligence of a 5-year old. Alex knew colors, shapes, and over 100 English words. Besides the African grey parrot, other popular types of parrots include the cockatiels, Fischer’s lovebirds, monk parakeets, cockatoos, Amazon parrots, and macaws.

Currently, there are about 350 species of parrots around the world. Nearly half of these species are endangered. About a quarter of all parrot species are critically endangered. The destruction of habitats, hunting, and the illegal trade of wild parrots are all reasons certain species have become endangered.

Here are some more interesting facts about parrots:

  • Some parrots live for over 60 years.
  • Parrots in the wild usually mate for life.
  • A parrot’s beak is so strong, it can break open a metal cage.
  • The largest parrot, the kakapo, weighs up to 9 pounds and can’t fly.
  • In India, it’s against the law to put parrots and other birds in a cage.

One more wild and crazy fact is that a group of parrots is called a pandemonium. This is quite fitting, considering the word pandemonium means wild and noisy.

The World Parrot Trust organized the first World Parrot Day in 2004. On May 31st, the WPT held a parrot rally in Trafalgar Square in London. From there, organizers and supporters marched toward Downing Street. They then handed a petition that contained 33,000 signatures to the Prime Minister of the UK. The petition asked for a complete ban on importing wild parrots into the European Union. In 2007, the EU Commission announced a permanent ban on wild bird imports, including parrots.

Source: www.parrots.org

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World No Tobacco Day - 31 May.

World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31. It is intended to encourage 24 hours of abstinence from all forms of tobacco consumption around the globe. The day is further expected to draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to adverse health effects, which currently lead to more than 7 million deaths each year worldwide, including 890,000 of which are the result of non-smokers being exposed to second-hand smoke.

The World Health Organization estimates worldwide, there are 1.1 billion tobacco smokers and nearly 350 million smokeless tobacco users.

The member states of the World Health Organization (WHO) created World No Tobacco Day in 1987.

In 1987, the WHO set aside April 7, 1988, to be “a world no-smoking day.” The objective of the day was to urge tobacco users worldwide to abstain from using tobacco products for 24 hours, an action they hoped would assist those trying to quit. In 1988, Resolution WHA42.19 was passed, calling for the celebration of World No Tobacco Day, every year on 31 May.

Source: www.who.int

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International Flight Attendant Day - 31 May.

On May 31, International Flight Attendant Day recognizes the dedicated members of the flight crew who rise early, stay late and remain alert throughout the flight providing comfort, care and reassurance of the safest travel.

Crisscrossing the country and circumnavigating the globe, these members of the cabin crew come well prepared and trained for an array of circumstances, most of which could occur at 35,000 feet in the air. A crisis rarely takes place and as a result, they are able to provide the best midair hospitality available while making sure we arrive safely at our destination.

International Flight Attendant Day (also known as International Cabin Crew Day) has been celebrated around the world since at least 2015.

Source: https://unitedafa.org

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29 May 2022

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers - 29 May.

The International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, May 29, is a day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.

The United Nations says Peacekeepers are not a military branch of the UN. They include civilian, police, and military personnel from 122 UN members. As of April 2014, more than 115,000 peacekeepers serving in 16 UN peacekeeping missions around the world. In 1988, UN Peacekeeping Forces won the Nobel Peace Prize.

It was so designated by United Nations General Assembly Resolution 57/129, on December 11, 2002, after an official request of the Ukrainian Peacekeepers Association and the Government of Ukraine to the UN General Assembly and first celebrated in 2003. The date, May 29, marks the anniversary of the creation of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization (UNTSO) in 1948 to monitor the ceasefire after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, which was the first ever UN peacekeeping mission.

The theme for this year 2022 Day is "People. Peace. Progress. The Power of Partnerships.”

Source: www.un.org

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