June is an important month as far as important days are concerned. Let’s learn about some National and International Important Days In June. 

1st June

World Milk Day

Milk and its byproducts form a very important role in our lives! Thus, World Milk Day is observed globally to celebrate the contributions of the dairy sector to nutrition, economic development and livelihoods.  

Global Day of Parents

This day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly with a UN resolution. It honours parents for their tireless commitment to the nurturing of their children.

2nd June 

International Sex Workers Day

On 2nd June 1975, around 100 sex workers occupied at Sant-Nizier Church in Lyon, France, to protest against their exploitative living and working conditions. The ensuing raid led to a national movement, marking the International Sex Workers Day, to promote dignity and better living conditions for the community.

Telangana Formation Day

Telangana, the 29th state of India, celebrates its formation on 2nd June with various events and cultural activities. The formation of the state happened after 50 years of struggle by its people.

3rd June

World Bicycle Day

No means of transportation is healthier than the bicycle- both for us and the Earth! The United Nations General Assembly recognised this fact and declared 3rd June as the international World Bicycle Day.

4th June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

The United Nations’ International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is observed to raise awareness about the children who are victims of physical, mental and emotional abuse. It is a global reminder of our collective commitment to protect the rights of children.

5th June

World Environment Day

World Environment Day is a United Nations declared international day to encourage worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. The theme for 2020 is based on biodiversity and will be hosted by Columbia.

7th June 

World Food Safety Day

World Food Safety Day focuses global attention on the hazards of contaminated food and water, their ill effects on human health and ways to fight this problem. 

8th June

World Brain Tumour Day

World Brain Tumour Day raises awareness about the illness and reinforces the urgency for more research in this field. Towards this end, several events are organised around the world to spread awareness.

World Oceans Day

World Oceans Day empowers people to become environmental leaders who can stop polluting the ocean and related water bodies. This day spreads awareness about important threats to the oceans, like single-use plastics, and emphasizes action.

12th June 

World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour was launched by International Labour Organisation (ILO) to focus attention on the global pandemic of child labour, ongoing efforts and the required remedial actions. 

13th June

International Albinism Awareness Day

International Albinism Awareness Day (IAAD) is celebrated every year on 13th June to celebrate the human rights of albino persons worldwide. This day started due to a number of attacks on people with albinism in Tanzania in the mid-2000s. After a lot of protests and movements by NGOs, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 13th June 2015 as the first IAAD.

14th June 

World Blood Donor Day

World Blood Donor Day raises awareness about the importance of blood donations and to acknowledge and appreciate blood donors for their support. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO).

15th June 

World Wind Day

Wind energy is one of the most important sources of renewable and clean energy for us. Thus, every year 15th June is observed as World Wind day to promote it. This day focuses and creates awareness about the potential of wind energy to decarbonise our energy systems and contribute to the global economy and sustainability.

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

Abuse of the elderly is a less talked about social issue. That is why World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed by UNGA to bring this social issue back into the consideration of the public. This social ill affects the right of every elderly to live with dignity and a quality life.

3rd Sunday of June 

World Father’s Day

Fathers and fatherly figures play a big role in the lives of children and their shaping up to be future adults. The third Sunday of every June commemorates and honours fatherhood and appreciates their support and contribution to society. 

16th June 

Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev

16th June commemorates the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth guru of the Sikhs. He was tortured and sentenced to death upon the orders of Mughal Emperor Jahangir on 16th June 1606. Accordingly, on 16 June every year, the Sikhs commemorate the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev.

17th June 

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

Desertification and droughts are a big ecological threat to the human species and other beings around us. Hence, 17th June is observed to create awareness about the international cooperation required to combat desertification and drought. This day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 1994.

18th June

Autistic Pride Day

This is a community event that is held by people of the autistic community itself. The symbol for the event represents the diversity of autistic people and the infinite possibilities and variations within the autistic community. The day lays emphasis on the belief that autistic people are not ‘sufferers’, rather they are different and unique individuals. 

19th June

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day

World Sickle Cell Awareness Day raises awareness about Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and the faced by SCD patients and their caretakers. The day was officially adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to recognise SCD as a public health concern.

World Sauntering Day

No matter how busy you are, sometimes you should stop and smell the roses! World Sauntering Day also reminds people to slow down and enjoy life and the world around us in between our daily races for survival. 

20th June

World Refugee Day

Unfortunately, even in the 21st Century, millions are forced to flee their childhood homes to save their lives from life-threatening violence. Thus, this UN-sanctioned day reminds the world about the struggles faced by refugees and encourages it to show support to them.

21st June

World Music Day

Music brings about both individual and collective peace. World Music Day is celebrated every 21st June to promote music internationally and showcase its potential and efforts in establishing global peace and wellbeing.

World Hydrography Day

Hydrography is the branch of applied sciences which deals with the measurement and description of the physical features of oceans and other water bodies. World Hydrography Day has been adopted by the International Hydrographic Organization as a yearly celebration to publicise the work of hydrographers and the importance of hydrography in economic development, security and defence, scientific research, and environmental protection.

International Yoga Day 

International Yoga day is celebrated globally to raise awareness about the benefits of yoga in daily life and create awareness about the holistic healthcare provided by practising yoga as a lifestyle. In India, International Yoga Day is celebrated by the Ministry of AYUSH.

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice is the day when Earth’s North Pole tilts directly towards the sun, at about an angle of 23.4 degrees. This is also known as the northern solstice because the sun is directly over the Tropic of Cancer. This day is the longest day in India.

23rd June 

International Olympic Day

International Olympic Day is a global anthem for an active lifestyle. It generates awareness about the importance of sports and games in life. 

United Nations Public Service Day

This United Nations General Assembly sanctioned day honours the contribution of public service in the development of various nations and international institutions and encourages youth to join the career as well.

International Widows Day

Even in the 21st century, the lives of many women are considered as good as over when their spouses pass away. International Widows Day raises awareness about this violation of human rights and the right to a life of dignity that widows suffer at the hands of their society.

26th June 

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

Drug abuse and trafficking are some of the biggest threats to human society since forever. Hence, 26th June was established by the United Nations General Assembly to strengthen global action and cooperation to fight this evil and create awareness about the ills of drug abuse.

International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

The United Nations General Assembly has declared 26th June as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day aims to eradicate torture and effectively implement the Convention against Torture.

30th June

World Asteroid Day

More than a century ago, on 30th June 1908, the Siberian Tunguska event took place when one of the most harmful known asteroid events in the recent history of the Earth, happened. Asteroid Day commemorates this day and generates awareness about asteroids via online education about the topic. This is a United Nations-sanctioned day.

So there you have it, the list of Important Days In June. Don’t forget to check out the list of Important Days in other months at Eazyprep!

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