Word Food Safety Day celebrated on 7th June 2021 to draw attention to the fact that food is not only an agricultural or trade commodity but is also a public health issue. This year’s theme ‘Safe food today for a healthy tomorrow’ stresses that production and consumption of safe food has immediate and long-term benefits for people, the planet and the economy.
About World Food Safety Day
the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed in 2018 that every 7 June would be World Food Safety Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) jointly facilitate the observance of World Food Safety Day.
Food safety is a shared responsibility between governments, producers and consumers. Everyone has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe and healthy. Through the World Food Safety Day, WHO works to mainstream food safety in the public agenda and reduce the burden of foodborne diseases globally.
Sources : WHO
World Environment Day is celebrated annually on 5 June for encouraging awareness and action for the protection of the environment. Since its beginning in 1974, World Environment Day has developed into a global platform for raising awareness and taking action on urgent issues like marine pollution, global warming etc.
About World Environment Day
The UN General Assembly designates 5th June 1972 as World Environment Day, marking the first day of the Stockholm Conference on the Human Environment.
Sources : Worldenvironmentday
June 1 is celebrated as World Milk day every year. 2021 marks the 21st anniversary of World Milk day. World Milk Day was created to recognise the importance of milk as a nutritious food item. The day is also commemorated to honour the dairy industry. India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 22 percent of global production, followed by the United States of America, China, Pakistan and Brazil.
About World Milk Day
World Milk Day is an international day established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations to recognize the importance of milk as a global food. It has been observed on June 1 each year since 2001.
Sources : PIB
Established : 1993
2021 Theme : Information as a Public Good
World Press Freedom Day celebrated on 3rd May 2021 with the theme “Information as a Public Good” . 2021 Global Conference is hosted by UNESCO and the Government of Namibia. It is held from 29 April - 3 May in Windhoek, Namibia. The Conference will call for urgent attention to the threat of extinction faced by local news media around the world, a crisis worsened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
About World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, following the recommendation of UNESCO's General Conference. Since then, 3 May, the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek is celebrated worldwide as World Press Freedom Day.
About Windhoek Declaration
The Windhoek Declaration for the Development of a Free, Independent and Pluralistic Press, short: Windhoek Declaration is a statement of press freedom principles by African newspaper journalists in 1991.
Sources : UN
The International Day for Monuments and Sites also known as World Heritage Day is an international observance held on 18 April each year around the world. International Day for Monuments and Sites. Every year, the United Nations marks April 18 as the International Day for Monuments and Sites, in many countries also celebrated as World Heritage Day. The theme for this year is is “Complex Pasts: Diverse Futures”. Globally, the day is promoted by the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS). India is home to 38 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, out of the 1121 such spots identified around the world. So far, only China, Italy, Spain, Germany, and France have more locations on the list than India.
About International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day
ICOMOS in 1982 had decided to celebrate April 18 as the International Day for Monuments and Sites or World Heritage Day. Approved by UNESCO in 1983 during its 22nd General Conference, the day is dedicated to recognising sites of historical importance, raising awareness regarding them, and stressing the need to restore and preserve them.