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Environment Calendar October 2019

Wildlife Week 2019

October 2-8, 2019

Wildlife Week is celebrated all over the country in the month of October from 2nd to 8th October every year with the view to preserve the fauna means the animal life of the India. It was first started in the year 1952 with the great vision of saving the life of the Indian animals by taking some critical steps. It involves the planning to save animal extinction of any species of the India. The Indian Government has established an Indian Board of Wild Life which works to improve the awareness as well as the consciousness of the Indian people towards the wildlife preservation. Wildlife week celebration envisages general awakening of the normal people in the country towards the protection of wildlife. The Central and State Governments, NGOs and stakeholders organizes a variety of activities during this period through the environmentalists, activists, educators who encourage and accelerate the people mind to become aware of the wildlife conservation.


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World Animal Day

October 4, 2019


World Animal Day World Animal Day is celebrated every year on 4th October, to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards around the globe. World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilising it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals. It's celebrated in different ways in every Country, irrespective of nationality, religion, faith or political ideology. Through increased awareness and education, we can create a world where animals are always recognised as sentient beings and full regard is always paid to their welfare.

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World Habitat Day

October 7, 2019


The United Nations designates the first Monday in the month of October, every year, as the World Habitat Day, to reflect on the state of our towns and cities, and on the basic right of all to have adequate shelter. It also aims to remind the World of its collective responsibility for habitat of future generations. This year this day shall be celebrated on 7th October.


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International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

October 13, 2019


The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. Held on every 13th October, the day celebrates how people and communities around the world are reducing their exposure to disasters and raising awareness about the importance of reducing in the risks that they face because of such disasters. The main target is to focus on prevention, protection and reducing the number of people affected by disasters.


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World Standards Day

October 14, 2019


World Standards Day Each year on 14th October, the members of
the International Electro technical Commission (IEC), International
Organization for Standardization (ISO) and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) celebrate World Standards Day, which is a means of paying tribute to the collaborative efforts of thousands of experts worldwide who develop the voluntary technical agreements that are published as International Standards. The goal of World Standards Day is to raise awareness of the importance of global standardization to the World economy and to promote its role in helping meet the needs of business, industry, government, and consumers worldwide.


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Global handwashing day

October 15, 2019


Global Hand Washing Day is observed annually on 15th October, encouraging hand washing with soap as an easy, effective, and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. It is one of the most important steps to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

The Global Handwashing Day 2019 theme is “Clean Hands for All”. The theme follows the push to leave no one behind in the Sustainable Development Agenda.

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World Students Day

October 15, 2019


TThe United Nations declared 15th October, the birth anniversary of the former President of India ‘Avul Pakir Jainulabdeen Abdul Kalam or A.P.J Abdul Kalam, as the World Student’s Day to honour his efforts in the field of science and technology as well as the role of a teacher that he played throughout his scientific and political career, encouraging millions of students through his speeches, books and wherever and whenever was possible for him. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam shared a close and harmonious relationship with the students from all cultures and societies beyond the demographic lines of caste and economical divides.


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World Food Day

October 16, 2019


World Food Day is celebrated every year across the World on 16th October. It’s an annual celebration, in the honour of the founding date of the Food and Agriculture Organization launched by the United Nations in the year 1945. World Food Day is celebrated widely with great enthusiasm by several other Organizations which are concerned with food security such as the International Fund for Agricultural Development, the World Food Program, and others.


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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17, 2019


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed annually on 17th October, under the leadership of the United Nations as an opportunity to acknowledge the efforts and struggles of people living in poverty, a chance for them to make their concerns heard.

This year 2019 theme is “Coming together with those furthest behind to build an inclusive World of universal respect for human rights and dignity”.

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UN DayUnited Nations Day

October 24, 2019


United Nations Day is observed annually on 24th October to mark the anniversary of the UN Charter’s entry into force, and celebrates everything that the UN represents and has achieved since its establishment in 1945. With the ratification of this founding document by the majority of its signatories, including the five (5) permanent members of the Security Council, the United Nations officially came into being.


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