|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 Universal Children’s Day was established by United Nations in 1954. The date 20 November coincides with the adoption of the 'Declaration of the Rights of the Child' by UN General Assembly 1959.
The 237th Corps of Engineers Day was celebrated in a solemn ceremony conducted at ‘Amar Jawan Jyoti’, India Gate in New Delhi. The day is celebrated to commemorate the raising of first Engineer Company in 1780.
The World Toilet Day was observed across the globe on 19 November 2017 with the theme ‘Wastewater’. The day aims to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.
The National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Home Affairs, organises Communal Harmony Campaign along with the Qaumi Ekta Week and observes the Communal Harmony Flag Day on 25 November.
The International Day for Tolerance was celebrated across the world on 16 November 2017.The observance aims to bolster United Nations’ commitment to strengthen tolerance in the world by fostering mutual understanding among cultures and peoples.
The Day also aims to raise public awareness of the importance of philosophy and its critical use in life. The Day encourages academic exchange and highlights the contribution of philosophical knowledge in addressing global issues.
Currently, there are over 199 million women living with diabetes and this total is projected to increase to 313 million by 2040. Diabetes is the ninth leading cause of death in women globally, causing 2.1 million deaths each year.
The World Science Day for Peace and Development was observed across the world with the theme ' Science for Global Understanding'. The day highlights the significant role of science in society and the need to engage public in debates on emerging scientific issues. It also underlines the importance and relevance of science in our daily lives.
The day is celebrated to spread awareness among people across the world in matters related to the dangers of tsunami. It stresses on the importance of early warning systems in order to mitigate damage from the often devastating natural hazard.
The World Cities Day was observed across the world on 31 October 2017 with the theme 'Innovative Governance, Open Cities'. While, the general theme of World Cities Day is 'Better City, Better Life'. Every year, a different sub-theme is selected to celebrate the day to promote successes of urbanization and to address specific challenges resulting from urbanization.
The nation observed Rashtriya Ekta Diwas on 31 October 2017. The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who has played a huge role in unifying the country.
On this day, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) encourages audiovisual archives around the globe to celebrate 27 October by showcasing their precious collections to promote the value of audiovisual heritage.
Infantry Day was observed across India on 27 October to commemorate the sacrifices made by the infantry who fought against Pakistan in Jammu and Kashmir in 1947. This was the first infantry action by the Indian Army after independence.
The Day celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. On this occasion, all the member states of the United Nations contribute finances to its operation to help further its goals.
The World Development Information Day was observed across the world on 24 October 2017. According to the UN General Assembly, improving the dissemination of information and the mobilisation of public opinion, particularly among young people, would lead to greater awareness of the problems of development.
The Police Commemoration Day commemorates the sacrifices of ten policemen who defended India’s borders with China in 1959. The Indian police personnel guarded the 2,500 mile border of India with Tibet until the autumn of 1959.
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was observed with the theme ‘Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies’. The theme for this year’s commemoration is reminiscent of the importance of the values of dignity, solidarity and importance of voice to fight and end poverty everywhere.
World Food Day was observed globally on 16 October 2017 with the theme ‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’. The day is celebrated annually to commemorate the founding of the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN in 1945.
The Day recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty. The Day was established by the United Nations General Assembly through its resolution 62/136 dated 18 December 2007. It was first celebrated on 15 October 2008.
The International Day for Disaster Reduction was observed across the world on 13 October 2017 with the theme ‘Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement’. The 2017 campaign aims to raise global awareness about effective actions, policies and practices taken to reduce exposure to disaster risk at the community level, thereby contributing to saving homes and livelihoods.
In 2011, the United Nations declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child to help stimulate worldwide enthusiasm for better girls’ lives, provide an opportunity for them to show leadership and reach their full potential.
The Day is observed with an aim of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health. The Day provides an opportunity for all stakeholders working on mental health issues to talk about their work.
The World Habitat Day was celebrated across the world on 2 October 2017 with the theme ‘Housing Policies: Affordable Homes’. The United Nations In 1985 designated the first Monday of October of every year as World Habitat Day.
The United Nations General Assembly on 24 May 2017 adopted resolution 71/288 to proclaim 30 September as International Translation Day after considering the role of language professionals in connecting nations and fostering peace, understanding and development.
The celebrations of the day kick-started in Tunisia on 25 September with a panel event gathering around 250 participants to discuss progress and new initiatives around Tunisia’s Access to Information law. From 27 to 30 September 2017, UNESCO hosted a Conference under the theme “Overcoming Divides and Achieving the SDGs in Africa” in Balaclava, Mauritius. This event will consist of plenary sessions, workshops and technical sessions.
The day’s theme sets the goal of reaching zero human deaths from canine rabies by the year 2030. At the global conference on rabies elimination in 2015, a common goal of zero human deaths from canine rabies by 2030 was agreed by the World Health Organization, World Organisation for Animal Health, UN Food and Agriculture Organization and GARC.
The World Maritime Day was celebrated across the world on 28 September 2017 with the theme ‘Connecting Ships, Ports and People’. Its main objective is to build on the World Maritime Day theme for 2016, ‘Shipping: indispensable to the world’.
This year, the celebration of World Tourism Day focuses on how sustainable tourism can contribute to development of world. Sustainable tourism is defined as tourism that takes full account of its current and future economic, social and environmental impacts. Moreover, the year 2017 in itself is being celebrated as 'International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development' following the proclamation by UN General Assembly on 22 December 2015.
The United General Assembly declared 26 September as the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in December 2013 through its resolution A/RES/68/32 as a follow-up to the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on nuclear disarmament in September 2013.
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.