|National Handloom Day observed across India to promote welfare of weavers||08 August 2017|
|United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons 2017 observed||30 July 2017|
|International Tiger Day 2017 observed||29 July 2017|
The International Day of Peace was observed across the world with the theme Together for Peace: Respect, Safety and Dignity for All. The theme honours the spirit of TOGETHER, a global initiative that promotes respect, safety and dignity for everyone forced to flee their homes in search of a better life.
The Day commemorates the date of the signing of the 'Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer'. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol. The principal aim of the Montreal Protocol is to protect the ozone layer by taking measures to control total global production and consumption of substances that deplete it.
The International Day of Democracy was observed across the world on 15 September 2017. The day was celebrated this year with the theme ‘Democracy and Conflict prevention’. This year's theme focuses on the critical need to strengthen democratic institutions to promote peace and stability.
The day marks the adaptation of Hindi language as the official language of India by the Constituent Assembly of India on 14 September 1949. The decision of using Hindi as official language was ratified by Indian Constitution via amendment 343 which stated that all government communications will be penned in Hindi (Devanagari Script). This amendment came into effect on 26 January 1950.
South-South cooperation is a broad framework of collaboration among countries of the South in the political, economic, social, cultural, environmental and technical domains. The history of the South-South cooperation begins in 1949 with the establishment of the UN technical aid programme by the Economic and Social Council and the creation of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in 1969.
The 51st International Literacy Day was celebrated across the world on 8 September 2017 with the theme ‘Literacy in a Digital World’.
Teacher's day was created in 1962 to mark the birth anniversary of the second president of India Dr S Radhakrishnan, who was also an academician and teacher.
The Day commemorates the death anniversary of Mother Teresa who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 for her charity work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress.
The International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances was observed across the world on 30 August 2017.
The Day is observed through the coordination of various activities all over the world such as symposia, conferences, exhibits, competitions, publications, instruction in academic institutions, media broadcasts and others.
India is celebrating its National Sports Day on 29 August 2017 to mark the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand, the hockey player who won gold medals in Olympics for India in the years 1928, 1932 and 1936.
The Day marks the anniversary of the 1791 insurrection of enslaved men and women in the western part of the island of Santo Domingo, which is now known as Haiti.
World Humanitarian Day (WHD) was observed across the globe on 19 August 2017 with the theme #NotATarget.
The Day came into existence through the recommendation of the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth in August 1998 that 12 August should be declared International Youth Day.
The 75th anniversary of Quit India Movement, also known as August Kranti Andolan, was celebrated across India on 9 August 2017.
The 3rd National Handloom Day was observed across India on 7 August in order to promote indigenous creations and honour the skill and dedication of handloom weavers of the country.
The day aims at raising awareness of the plight of human trafficking victims, and promoting and protecting their rights.
The seventh annual Global Tiger Day was celebrated in various ways around the world. Local events have been organized in Bangladesh, Nepal, and India as well as non-tiger-range countries such as England and the United States.
This year's theme is aimed at achieving elimination of hepatitis, greater awareness, increased diagnosis including universal vaccination, blood and injection safety, harm reduction and treatment.
The 18th anniversary of Kargil Vijay Diwar was celebrated across India on 26 July 2017. The day is commemorated every year to honour those soldiers who lost their lives while fighting during the India-Pakistan Kargil War in 1999.
Nelson Mandela International Day was observed globally on 18 July 2017 to commemorate the day the great South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist, Nelson Mandela, also the late President of the nation, was born.
The World Youth Skills Day was established by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly on 11 November 2014.
Around the world, some 225 million women who want to avoid pregnancy are not using safe and effective family planning methods, for reasons ranging from lack of access to information or services to lack of support from their partners or communities.
As per the United Nations, co-operatives' open membership model affords access to wealth creation and poverty elimination.
The day was proclaimed on 14 June 2016 by the resolution of United Nations General Assembly to mark the anniversary of the 'State of the Tropics Report'.
The day was observed with the theme Listen First - Listening to children and youth is the first step to help them grow healthy and safe.
This year's theme aims to particularly engage ports and seafarer centres to demonstrate how much seafarers matter to them.
The International Widows’ Day was observed globally on 23 June 2017. The day is an opportunity for action towards achieving full rights and recognition for widows who dwell with an invisible status in majority of the world societies.
On the occasion of third edition of International Day of Yoga, let's have a glance on all the projects and initiatives launched by Union Government to promote Yoga worldwide.
On the occasion of the third International Yoga Day, which is being celebrated globally on 21 June 2017, we bring to you some yoga poses that will not only sharpen your mind but also increase your concentration power.