Important Days of April

30 Apr 2017, Shivani Shivhare

World Autism Awareness Day: 01 April 2017

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2008

International Mine Awareness Day: 04 April 2017

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

Theme: Needs Driven. People Centred

First Observed in: 2006

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace: 06 April 2017

Designated by: United Nations General Assembly

First Observed in: 2014

World Health Day: 07 April 2017

Designated by: World Health Organisation

Theme: Depression: Let's Talk

First Observed in: 1950

International Day of Human Space Flight: 12 April 2017

Designated by: UN General Assembly

First Observed in: 2011

World Haemophilia Day: 17 April 2017

Designated by: World Federation of Haemophilia

Theme: Hear their voices

First Observed in: 1989

International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day): 18 April 2017

Designated by: UNESCO

Theme: Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism

First Observed in: 1983

International Mother Earth Day: 22 April 2017

Designated by: UN General Assembly

Theme: Environmental & Climate Literacy

First Observed in: 2010

Note: Earth Day was first observed in 1970 in the United States and it went global in 1990. The same day was adopted by the UN in 2009 as the International Mother Earth Day.

UN English Language Day: 23 April 2017

Designated by: UN Dept of Public Information

First Observed in: 2010

Significance: Birthday of William Shakespeare

World Malaria Day: 25 April 2017

Designated by: World Health Organisation

First Observed in: 2007

Significance: Malaria Prevention: Let's close the gap

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