Is the World Statistics Day. The theme for this year is Better Data, Better Lives. This year celebrations mark the second observance of the World Statistics Day. The theme emphasizes the critical role of high-quality official statistical information in analysis and informed policy decision-making in support of sustainable development. The theme also reflects the importance of sustainable national statistical capacity to produce reliable and timely statistics and indicators measuring a country’s progress. The year 2015 marks the bicentenary of the birth of George Boole, whose work on the application of the principles of logic as a form of algebra underpins modern computer science.
Is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. The theme for this year is Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination. The 2015 observance of the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is a special one, as it comes on the heels of the adoption of Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This Agenda succeeds the Millennium Development Goals, contains 17 ambitious goals basically to end poverty in all its forms everywhere.
Is the World Food Day. The theme for this year is Social Protection and Agriculture. The day is observed with an aim to raise public awareness about hunger challenges and encourage people worldwide to take action in the fight against hunger. World Food Day is celebrated every year globally to commemorate the date of establishment of the FAO in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security including the World Food Programme and the International Fund for Agricultural Development.
Is the International Day of the Girl Child. The theme for this year is The Power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030. The theme was selected in recognition of the importance of investing in adolescent girls’ empowerment and rights, both today and in the future. In September 2015, the UN General Assembly reviewed the progress of girl child development under Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and approved of continuing the momentum in the form Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the period between 2016 and 2030. The Goal 5 of SDG has special relevance for the girl child as it directs the member nations to undertake special efforts to empower girls.
Is the World Post Day. The theme for this year is Posts claim their place in the changing communication landscape. The day marks the date of establishment of Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in Bern, Switzerland. The UPU was the start of global communications revolution, allowing people could write to others all over the world. World Post Day is observed to create awareness of the role of the postal sector in people’s and businesses’ everyday lives as well as its contribution to the social and economic development of countries.
World Post Day celebrations in India: In India, the day is celebrated as a part of the National Postal Week and it continues till 15 October. This week is observed in different forms and they are:
1. 11 October – Savings Bank Day
2. 12 October –Mail Day
3. 13 October –Philately Day
4. 14 October – Postal Life Insurance Day
5. 15 October – Business Development Day.
Is the International Day of Non-Violence. The day was celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, a pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence. The International Day of Non-Violence was created by the United Nations by a resolution of the General Assembly on 15 June 2007. The resolution was aimed at reaffirming the universal relevance of the principle of non-violence and the desire to secure a culture of peace, tolerance, understanding and non-violence. The creation of the day has much significance for India, as it was at the frontrunner in the adoption of the resolution that was co-sponsored by 140 member-countries in the United Nations.
Is the International Translation Day. The International Translation Day was observed across the world with the theme The Changing Face of Translation and Interpreting. Established by the International Federation of Translators (FIT), the annual celebration of the International Translation Day is an opportunity to pay tribute to the work of translators who endeavour to make the world a slightly smaller place by breaking down language barriers. The work of translators is seen as being of growing importance due to growing opportunities for international travel and globalisation of trade markets. The event is marked with a series of dedicated events, seminars and symposiums across the world.
Is the World Heart Day. The purpose of the day is to ensure people participation across the globe in the world’s biggest intervention against cardiovascular disease (CVD). The theme creating heart-healthy environments is chosen to remind the fact that 80 percent of premature deaths from heart disease and stroke are avoidable.
Is the World Tourism Day. The theme of the World Tourism Day 2015 is One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities. The theme wants you to talk Tourism and help to raise awareness of its impact on countries and communities around the world. It talks about its potential as a force for good and creating a better world for all. Burkina Faso will host the Official Celebration 2015.
Is the International Day of Peace. The day was observed across the world to recognise the efforts of those who have worked hard to end conflict and promote peace. The International Day of Peace is also a day of ceasefire.The theme of International Day of Peace for the year 2015 is Partnerships for Peace- Dignity for All. The United Nations General Assembly has devoted this day to strengthen the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. On this day, the United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities and commemorates the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.
Is the International Day of Democracy. In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner
that contributes to raising public awareness. he theme for this year is “Space for Civil Society”,terribly important for many reasons, not the least being that democracy is first and last about “government by the people”.
Is the Hindi Divas (Hindi Day). The day was observed to promote the Matri Bhasha – the mother tongue of
India and show its importance as a language in the country and the world at large. Hindi Day is observed
because on 14 September 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted Hindi written in Devanagari script as the Official Language of the Union. Hindi as a language is the fourth most spoken language of the world. In India, Hindi is used as a mother tongue by around 258 million people and is a native language for most people living in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Chandigarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh,
Haryana, and Rajasthan. Outside Asia, Hindi is an official language in Fiji. The Constitution of Fiji states 3 official languages, namely English,