Significant days of JUNE


June 01-International Children’s Day

International Children’s Day aims to promote the welfare of children around the world. It is usually marked with speeches on children's rights and wellbeing, and other events involving or dedicated to children. The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed 1st June to be International Children’s Day, in 1925. 

A similar event, Universal Children’s Day, falls on 20 November as decided by the United Nations in 1954 that aims to promote the welfare of children around the world.
In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on 14th November every year.


June 05 - World Environment Day

World Environment Day is observed with the aim to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. Since it began in 1974, it has grown to become a global platform for public outreach that is widely celebrated in over 100 countries.
Each World Environment Day focuses a theme attention on a particularly pressing environmental concern. The theme for 2018 is “Beat Plastic Pollution – If u can’t re-use it, refuse it”. Every year the world uses 500 billion plastic bags. Every year, at least 8 MT of plastic reaches in the oceans. In the last decade, we produced more plastic than in the whole last century. 50 percent of the plastic we use is single-use or disposable. We buy 1 million plastic bottles every minute. Plastic makes up 10% of all of the waste we generate.

India is the global host of 2018 World Environment Day. This was jointly announced by Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Erik Solheim, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Head of UN Environment.


June 08 - World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day was first introduced in 1992 to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the international community in connection with the oceans. It was officially recognized by the United Nations. Oceans are the lungs of our planet, providing most of the oxygen we breathe. Oceans are a major source of food and medicines and a critical part of the biosphere.

The concept of a 'World Oceans Day' was first proposed in 1992 at the Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro.
Recognising the importance of the resources and uses of the oceans and seas the United Nations designated 8th June as World Oceans Day.

“Preventing plastic pollution and encouraging solutions for a healthy ocean” is the slogan for the action programme of this year’s ‘World Oceans Day’. Plastic pollution is causing tremendous harm to our marine resources. 80% of all pollution in the ocean comes from people on land. 8 million MT of plastic per year reaches in the ocean, wreaking havoc on wildlife, fisheries and tourism. Plastic pollution costs the lives of 1 million seabirds and 1,00,000 marine mammals per year. Fish eat plastic, and we eat the fish. Plastic causes $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems each year



June 15 – Ramdan

Ramadan also known as Ramazan, is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. The month lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon.  


June 17 - Father's Day

Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.
Father's Day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June in many countries including USA, Canada, the UK, France, India, China, Japan, the Philippines and South Africa. This year it falls on 17th June.
Father's Day is observed on other days in some countries. Russia observed it on February 23rd. Italy, Portugal, Germany and Spain celebrate it on March 19th. While Switzerland observe father’s day on the first Sunday in June, Austria and Belgium celebrate it on the second Sunday in June.  Lebanon, Egypt, Jordan & Syria celebrate the day on the first day of summer, Australia, New Zealand on first Sunday of September. Many Scandinavian countries celebrate the day on the second Saturday of November.


June 17 - World Combat Day to Drought and Desertification
The World Day to Combat Desertification is observed every year to promote public awareness of international efforts to combat desertification and to remind everyone that land degradation neutrality is achievable through problem solving, strong community involvement and co-operation at all levels. To promote public awareness of land degradation and to draw attention to the implementation of the UNCCD in countries experiencing serious drought and/or desertification, particularly in Africa, the United Nations General Assembly declared 17 June to be "World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought" (WDCD) in 1994. Since this decision, WDCD has been celebrated on 17 June each year.


June 22 - World Olympic Day

Olympic Day is a global celebration of the founding of the International Olympic Committee and the modern Olympic Movement. It was on this date in 1894, the modern Olympic Games were born.  The day aims to promote fitness and well-being in sport for everyone across the globe regardless of their age, gender or athletic ability.
Olympic day is a day for the world to get active, learn about Olympic values and discover new sports. Based on the three pillars - move, learn, discover - national Olympic committees are organising sports, cultural and educational activities throughout the world.


June 26 - International Anti-Drug Day

International Anti-Drug Day serves as a reminder of the goals of creating an international society free of drug abuse. On 7th December 1987, the UN General Assembly decided to observe 26th June as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse.
Supported each year by individuals, communities and various organizations all over the world, this global observance aims to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs represent to society.