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  • World Malaria Day
    Apr 25
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    World Malaria Day

    WHO celebrates World Malaria Day each year on 25 April to underscore the collective energy and commitment of the global malaria community in uniting around the common goal of a world free of malaria. Today, no single tool is available to solve the problem of malaria.

  • International Delegate’s Day
    Apr 25
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    International Delegate’s Day

    (A/RES/73/286) Delegates bring the United Nations to life. Without them, this Organization would not be what it is. They negotiate agreements and coordinate with their home countries. Some form alliances, others struggle for compromises. In that way, they embody the multilateralism, which the UN stands for. The delegates represent their countries in meetings at the United Nations. Unless

  • World Intellectual Property Day
    Apr 26

    World Intellectual Property Day

    World Intellectual Property Day takes place every year on April 26. It was established by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in 2000. The purpose of the holiday is to raise awareness about patents, copyright, and trademarks.

  • International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
    Apr 26

    International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

    (A/RES/71/125) An explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986 spread a radioactive cloud over large parts of the Soviet Union, now the territories of Belarus, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Nearly 8.4 million people in the three countries were exposed to the radiation. The Soviet Government acknowledged the need for international assistance only in 1990. That same year th

  • World Day for Safety and Health at Work
    Apr 28

    World Day for Safety and Health at Work

    Having a strong OSH system, which includes meaningful participation of governments, employers, workers, public health actors and all relevant parties at the national and enterprise level, has been crucial in protecting working environments and safeguarding the safety and health of workers. Through effective social dialogue, governments and social partners actively participate in all phases of

  • International Girls in ICT Day [ITU]
    Apr 28

    International Girls in ICT Day [ITU]

    The International Telecommunication Union is a specialized agency of the United Nations responsible for many matters related to information and communication technologies. It was established on 17 May 1865 as the International Telegraph Union, making it the oldest UN agency. The ITU was initially aimed at helping connect telegraphic networks between countries, with its mandate consistently br

  • International Jazz Day
    Apr 30

    International Jazz Day

    (UNESCO 36 C/Resolution 39) International Jazz Day is an International Day declared by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization in 2011 "to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe." It is celebrated annually on April 30. The idea came from jazz pianist and UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador Herbie Hancock. Jazz Day is chaired by

  • World Tuna Day
    May 02

    World Tuna Day

    (A/RES/71/124) Canned tuna has been a great ally in our pantries during the pandemic. But, regardless of the market exceptionalities caused by the pandemic, we cannot ignore that, for a long time, this product has been a victim of its nutritional success. Tuna is rich in Omega-3 and it also contains minerals, proteins, and vitamin B12, among other advantages. As a result of the amazing q

  • World Autism Awareness Day
    Apr 02

    World Autism Awareness Day

    (A/RES/62/139) World Autism Day is celebrated each year on April 2. The United Nations' member states recognize it as a day to acknowledge and advocate for the rights of individuals with autism around the world. The goal of World Autism Day is to increase awareness about Autism signs, symptoms, and information.

  • International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
    Apr 04

    International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

    (A/RES/60/97) Humanitarian mine clearance aims to clear land so that civilians can return to their homes and their everyday routines without the threat of landmines and unexploded remnants of war (ERW), which include unexploded ordnance and abandoned explosive ordnance. This means that all the mines and ERW affecting the places where ordinary people live must be cleared, and their safety in a

  • International Day of Conscience
    Apr 05

    International Day of Conscience

    (A/RES/73/329) The preamble to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that "disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of humankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people."

  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
    Apr 06

    International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

    (A/RES/67/296) The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP), which takes place annually on 6 April, presents an opportunity to recognize the positive role sport and physical activity play in communities and in people’s lives across the globe. Sport has the power to change the world; it is a fundamental right and a powerful tool to strengthen social ties and promote su

  • World Health Day
    Apr 07

    World Health Day

    (WHA/A.2/Res.35) World Health Day is celebrated on April 7 every year. It is an initiative taken by the World Health Organization (WHO) to raise awareness about the overall health and well-being of people across the world. Each year, there is a specific theme for World Health Day.

  • International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
    Apr 07

    International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

    (A/RES/58/234) On 7 April, UNESCO commemorates the International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, which was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2003. The date marks the beginning of the genocide perpetrated against members of the Tutsi minority by the Hutu extremist-led government. Within just over 100 days, more than 1 million Tutsi were s

  • International Day of Human Space Flight
    Apr 12

    International Day of Human Space Flight

    (A/RES/65/271) The General Assembly, in its resolution A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of Sta

  • World Chagas Disease Day
    Apr 14

    World Chagas Disease Day

    [WHO] Chagas disease, also known as "silent or silenced disease", affects mainly poor people without access to health care or people without a political voice. The disease progress slowly and often shows an asymptomatic clinical course. Without treatment, Chagas disease can lead to severe cardiac and digestive alterations and become fatal. Raising awareness of the disease is essential to impr

  • Chinese Language Day
    Apr 20

    Chinese Language Day

    Chinese Language Day Language Days at the United Nations seek to celebrate multilingualism and cultural diversity as well as to promote equal use of all six official languages throughout the Organization. Under the initiative, UN duty stations around the world celebrate six separate days, each dedicated to one of the Organization's six official languages. Why April 20? The date for the

  • World Creativity and Innovation Day
    Apr 21

    World Creativity and Innovation Day

    (A/RES/71/284) There may be no universal understanding of creativity. The concept is open to interpretation from artistic expression to problem-solving in the context of economic, social and sustainable development. Therefore, the United Nations designated 21 April as World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human develo

  • International Mother Earth Day
    Apr 22

    International Mother Earth Day

    (A/RES/63/278) Mother Earth is clearly urging a call to action. Nature is suffering. Oceans filling with plastic and turning more acidic. Extreme heat, wildfires and floods, have affected millions of people. Even these days, we are still facing COVID-19, a worldwide health pandemic linked to the health of our ecosystem. Climate change, man-made changes to nature as well as crimes that di

  • World Book and Copyright Day
    Apr 23

    World Book and Copyright Day

    [UNESCO 28 C/Resolution 3.18] On World Book and Copyright Day, especially in uncertain times, we must cherish and defend books as symbols of hope and dialogue. Books have long embodied the human capacity to conjure up worlds, both real and imagined, giving voice to the diversity of human experience. They help us share ideas, obtain information, and inspire admiration for different cultur

  • English Language Day
    Apr 23

    English Language Day

    English Language Day English Language Day at the UN is celebrated on 23 April, the date traditionally observed as both the birthday and date of death of William Shakespeare. The Day is the result of a 2010 initiative by the Department of Global Communications, establishing language days for each of the Organization's six official languages. The purpose of the UN's language days is to celebrat

  • Spanish Language Day
    Apr 23

    Spanish Language Day

    Spanish Language Day El 23 de abril se celebra el "Día del Idioma Español en las Naciones Unidas" para concienciar al personal de la Organización, y al mundo en general, acerca de la historia, la cultura y el uso del español como idioma oficial. La elección del día atiende al aniversario de la muerte del gran genio de las letras españolas, Miguel de Cervantes. Casualmente, la fecha de su

  • World Immunization Week
    Apr 24

    World Immunization Week

    [WHO] World Immunization Week, celebrated in the last week of April, aims to highlight the collective action needed and to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Through its convening power, WHO works with countries across the globe to raise awareness of the value of vaccines and immunization and ensures that governments obtain the necessary guidance a

  • International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
    Apr 24

    International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

    (A/RES/73/127) The International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace was established on 12 December, 2018 through resolution A/RES/73/127. Preserving the values of multilateralism and international cooperation, which underpin the UN Charter and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, is fundamental to promote and support the three pillars of the UN - peace and security, d

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