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International Civil Aviation Day – 7 December 2022-2023

International Civil Aviation Day
International Civil Aviation Day 2022: The aim behind celebrating the day is to create awareness across the world about the importance of international civil aviation to the social and economic development of States. Also, the unique role of the organization in helping States to cooperate and realize a global transit network at the service of all mankind.

International Civil Aviation Day is observed on December 7. The International Civil Aviation Organisation is a UN body that takes care of international standards for aviation safety. 

International Civil Aviation Day was celebrated first time on 7 December 1994 at the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation by the International Civil Aviation Organization.

Agenda 2030 was adopted by the UN and world nations and focuses on sustainable development globally. 

International Civil Aviation Day: Theme

The ICAO Council establishes every five years a special anniversary theme for International Civil Aviation Day. And for the full four-year intervening period the council select a single theme. From 2015 to 2018, the theme of International Civil Aviation Day was « Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind ».  From now until 2023, the Council has decided that the theme will be:

 “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”.


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International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict – 19 June

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict is a United Nations observance on June 19 to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence.

The resolution was adopted by the UN General Assembly on June 19, 2015. The date marks the Security Council resolution 1820 (2008), where sexual violence as a tactic of war was condemned.

Conflict-Related Sexual Violence
The UN defines conflict-related sexual violence as a term that « (…) refers to rape, sexual slavery, forced prostitution, forced pregnancy, forced abortion, enforced sterilization, forced marriage, and any other form of sexual violence of comparable gravity perpetrated against women, men, girls or boys that is directly or indirectly linked (temporally, geographically or causally) to a conflict ».

Wartime Strategy
The day was created, not only to raise awareness but to honor survivors of sexual violence and to pay tribute to all those who have devoted and lost their lives around the world when standing up against these crimes.

« Sexual violence is now widely recognized as a deliberate strategy used to shred the fabric of society; to control and intimidate communities and to force people from their homes. It is rightly seen as a threat to international peace and security, a serious violation of international humanitarian and human rights law, and a major impediment to post-conflict reconciliation and economic development, » stated Ban Ki-Moon, UN Secretary-General.

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