Author: Abhishek Singh

World Wildlife Day

“World Wildlife Day” celebrates all the species of animals and plants in our eco system and their significance. They day admires their contribution to the bio diversity of the planet and acknowledges the fact that the extinction of wildlife will lead to the collapse of eco system. Celebrated globally every year on 3rd March; World Wild Life Day was first observed in 2014 and has since become the world’s most significant wildlife event. The UNGA Resolution The proclamation to celebrate 3rd March annually as “World Wildlife Day” was made by the UNGA (United Nations General Assembly) in its 68th session on 20th December 2013. The date of observation of World Wildlife Day – 3rd March, coincides with the adoption of the CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species); which is a multilateral treaty with 183 parties to protect endangered species and plants. The “World Wildlife Day” was first proposed by Thailand, in CITES’s 16th conference of parties held at Bangkok in 2013 and subsequently the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on 20th December 2013 to celebrate 3rd March as the “World Wildlife Day”. The United Nations General Assembly designated CITES Secretariat as the facilitator of the celebrations of “World Wildlife Day”. World Wildlife Day 2019 World Wildlife Day 2019 was celebrated on 3rd March, Sunday. The event was celebrated with the aim of saving wildlife in water...

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International Day of Happiness

The decision to celebrate “International Day of Happiness” was made on 28th June 2012, by the United Nations General Assembly and its 193 member states. The proposal was made by Jayme Illien, United Nations special advisor. Announcement regarding the inclusion of “International Day of Happiness” in UN’s calendar of events was made in the UN’s 66th session on 17th September 2012 by then Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki moon. The first “International Day of Happiness” was observed on 20th March 2013, since then it’s being celebrated annually by 193 member states, 11 territories and 2 observer states. International Day of Happiness 2019 The International Day of Happiness 2019 was celebrated on 20th March 2019. International Day of Happiness 2019 theme was – ‘Happier Together’ It was also celebrated with the central theme – “Share Happiness and be a part of Something Amazing”. The aim of this year’s International Day of Happiness was to spread happiness in everyone’s life. Various organizations and NGOs organized events to celebrate the occasion by urging people to share how they spread happiness. OFM, the famous FM radio in South Africa celebrated the day by playing music with a happier nature and positive nods. It also broadcasted programmes on the topic “The secret to long and happy life”. It also organized various competitions and the winners were awarded with prizes. United Nations launched...

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World Down Syndrome Day

“World Down Syndrome Day” is a global event organized to advocate the rights of people or children suffering from “Down Syndrome” and to send a message that they too can live a happy and normal life. As early as 2005, agencies researching on Down Syndrome are organizing annual events on March 21 to raise awareness about those suffering from Down Syndrome and also the medical advancements made. Recognizing the need to support people suffering from Down Syndrome, the WHO (world Health Organization) on 20th December 2007, recognized March 21st as “World Down Syndrome Day”. Following the decision of WHO, the United Nations General Assembly also designated the same date as “World Down Syndrome Day” on 19th December 2011. Since 2012 “World Down Syndrome Day” has been observed annually on 21st March. World Down Syndrome Day 2019 World Down Syndrome Day 2019 was celebrated on Thursday, 21st March 2019. World Down Syndrome Day 2019 theme was “Leave no one behind”. People across the nation observed the day by organizing various discussions, seminars, processions and talks on this genetic disorder which has affected a huge amount of population across the world. Volunteers also conducted flash mobs in Indianapolis and Terre Haute to celebrate the people with Down Syndrome. The event was open to public and any one could take part in it. Many interviews with the successful people living with Down Syndrome...

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World Poetry Day

The UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization) designated 21st March as “World Poetry Day” in its 30th General Conference held at Paris, from 26th October to 17th November 1999. The resolution to celebrate 21st March as “World Poetry Day” was passed at the third plenary meeting of UNESCO on 27th October 1999 in Paris. The decision was made at the end of the century with the view that, holding a worldwide event dedicated to poetry will encourage and support regional, national and international poetic movements, apart from promoting linguistic diversity. World Poetry Day 2019 World Poetry Day 2019 was observed on Thursday, 21st March 2019. The day was celebrated by organizing various programmes on poetry where renowned poets took part and shared their poetry in the event. There were many performances on the day comprising of reading and writing of poetry. Tialia Kikon’s, who is a poet from Nagaland, was selected by the Writers International Network (WIN) for displaying her poems at the Moberly Arts & Culture Centre, Vancouver, Canada on the occasion of World Poetry Day. It was the second time that her work was displayed at the event – the first was in the year 2016. Various competitions were also organized on the occasion where people were invited to take part in the competition and express their creativity through poetry. The best poetry was also awarded...

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International Day of Forests

The United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution on 28th November 2012, designating 21st March as the International Day of Forests. Hence the first International Day of Forests was observed on 21st March 2013; since then it is being celebrated annually to raise awareness about all types of forests and to protect them. Various United Nations’ organizations like UNFF (United Nations Forum on Forests) and FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) facilitates the events. The agencies collaborate with governments, CPF (Collaborative Partnership on Forests) and other relevant organizations to celebrate the “International Day Of Forests”. International Day of Forests 2019? International Day of Forests 2019 was celebrated on Thursday, the 21st of March. International Day of Forests 2019 theme was “Forests and Education – Learn to Love Forests”. The day was celebrated to raise awareness on the importance of forest for maintaining the balance of the ecosystem and to provide a sustained development. This year the focus was made on the raising awareness campaigns and educating people about forests and how it is a vital part of our planet. Indian Council of Forestry Research & Education (ICFRE) held an event on the eve of International Day of Forests.  The event was mainly focused on promoting the importance of education for the conservation of the forest and maintaining the biodiversity of a place. Famous environmentalists and scientists took...

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