May 1—International Workers’ Day
Also known as May Day, International Workers' Day is a day to honor the workers and laborers around the world who build and maintain societies, economic systems, and support families and communities every day. We are all becoming acutely aware of the dangerous conditions that so many workers face every day. It is common around the world for workers to lose their jobs if they miss work, even when they are suffering from serious illnesses. Many jobs are extremely dangerous, threatening the lives of workers and the well-being of their families. With the advancement of technology and the intelligence of man-made goods, many workers lose their jobs and cannot even support their families and themselves. We also remember workers who have lost their jobs due to injustice and war. Although Catholic social teaching upholds the rights of workers to organize so that their needs can be known by their employers, many workers still do not have this right. In many jobs, workers have little or no job security and can be dismissed without due process. In other situations, the wages workers earn after working a full day (often 12 hours or more) do not even reach a living wage. May 1st is a day to call attention to worker safety issues, to demand fair and just living wages, and to call for paid sick leave not only to protect the health of the sick worker but also his/her coworkers.
God of justice, we thank you for the brave men and women whose work sustains their families and communities and who make our social structures possible. We also remember the struggles of past and present workers for fair wages, a safe workplace and paid sick leave. As workers continue to advocate for their rights, give them job security so that they can continue to earn a living. Bless their labor and inspire us all to express gratitude to those who serve their communities and society, whenever we have an opportunity to do so.
May 2- Word Tuna Day
World Tuna Day was created by the United Nations as an official holiday in 2017. However, this holiday was celebrated for several years before that date. It was originally celebrated by various groups in 2011 and was celebrated every year until the UN decided to pick it up. Although just about everyone is familiar with tuna in its many forms, few people know all that much about tuna or how it intersects with the world’s food supplies. That’s why we’ve decided to list some of the facts we learned about tuna so that everyone can have a better understanding of its importance to the world.
- On average, Americans eat almost 3-pounds of canned tuna per capita.
- That means that Americans eat almost a billion pounds of canned tuna a year.
- About 70% of canned tuna enjoyed by Americans is skipjack tuna. Only 30% if albacore.
- Worldwide populations of skipjack tuna are considered to be stable.
- Unopened canned tuna has a lifespan of about 4-years, if not exposed to extreme condition.
World Tuna Day should be observed first and foremost by making politicians aware of the problem of overfishing so that one day it can be solved. People can also observe this day by incorporating tuna into their diet for the day or by using the hashtag.
This is a precarious situation considering that the U.S, the European Union, and Japan are the largest consumers of canned tuna. Although efforts are currently underway to solve the overfishing epidemic, we aren’t quite there yet, so it’s important for everyone to work together to celebrate this day and raise people’s awareness about the problem.
God, we are grateful for the nature that you have given us. help us and awaken us so that we are able to take care of your creation. we ask you to open everyone's hearts to jointly overcome the problem of overfishing and realize that it is important to preserve the fish in the sea.
May 03 – World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day is an annual event that is observed on May 3rd to raise awareness about the importance of press freedom and to highlight the challenges faced by journalists worldwide in carrying out their duties. The idea of establishing World Press Freedom Day was first proposed in 1991 by a group of African journalists who had gathered in Namibia for a UNESCO seminar on promoting an independent and pluralistic press. They suggested that May 3rd be recognized as a day to celebrate and defend press freedom worldwide. The proposal was later endorsed by UNESCO's General Conference, and the United Nations General Assembly declared May 3rd as World Press Freedom Day in 1993. Since then, the day has been observed annually.
The main objective of World Press Freedom Day is to promote press freedom and to defend the media from attacks on their independence. It also serves as a reminder to governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression, as enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
World Press Freedom Day Theme 2023: “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights”
These themes aim to raise awareness and encourage discussions about specific issues related to press freedom and the role of media in society. They highlight the importance of protecting the independence of the media and the rights of journalists to report without fear of intimidation, censorship, or violence. At this moment let us also remember and pray for our brothers and sisters and countries that are experiencing violence, injustice and war. We hope that with our anti-cruelty movements and calls for peace our world will experience peace and prosperity.
God of peace and justice we pray for the world, our country and our brothers and sisters who are in distress due to violence, injustice and war. May they experience your protection and loving hands wherever they are. We ask that you make us instruments of peace where there is war and injustice and your love where there is strife, wherever we are.
May 15—The 92th Anniversary of Quadragesimo Anno
On May 15, 1931, Pope Pius XI published his encyclical Quadreagesimo Anno (QA) on the 40th anniversary of Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum. These two encyclicals outlined the moral principles that should inform the just development of the social order that was emerging following the industrial revolution. In QA, Pope Pius XI addressed issues such as private property and the common good, the rights and responsibilities related to capital and labor, the right to work as a human right, and the right for workers to earn a living wage for themselves and their families. QA further highlighted the essential role of labor in creating capital, and capital’s essential role in creating flourishing economies. It also called on governments to ensure the common good by taxation and equitable redistribution of goods and services, and building and maintaining infrastructures needed to support all members of society. We continue today to work toward this balance in societal relationships. We often find that government and the wealthy who own and control capital work hand in hand, with little or no input from the poor and from workers, without regard for the common good. Today is a day to remember the messages of QA, and to call on governments, capital and labor to come together for the sake of the common good and for the good of Earth herself.
Holy One, we pray for the poor who suffer because of the imbalance in power and wealth created by the globalization of indifference. Inspire those who lead governments and those who control capital to listen to the poor and representatives of labor in order to build a sustainable future together that is just and compassionate.
May 16 – International day of Living Together in Peace
Unesco declared 16 May the International Day of Living Together in Peace, as a means of regularly mobilizing the efforts of the international community to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity. The Day aims to uphold the desire to live and act together, united in differences and diversity, in order to build a sustainable world of peace, solidarity and harmony. The International Day of Living Together in Peace reminds us of all the work that remains to be done to achieve and maintain peace and non-violence. The importance of this work must never be underestimated and there will always be more to be done. This work is the raison d’être of UNESCO. Founded after the most terrible war, it aims to construct the defenses of peace in the minds of women and men through the common goods that are education, science, information and culture.
God of mercy and compassion, of grace and reconciliation, pour your power upon all your children in the Middle East: Jews, Muslims and Christians, Palestinians and Israelis. Let hatred be turned into love, fear to trust, despair to hope, oppression to freedom, occupation to liberation, that violent encounters may be replaced by loving embraces, and peace and justice could be experienced by all.
May 21—Feast of Blessed Franz Jägerstätter
Franz Jägerstätter, like St Francis had a rather wild youth, joining a motorcycle gang and often disturbing the peace of his little village. After marrying, he seemed to settle down into his life as a farmer, studying scripture and becoming a third order secular Franciscan. He took the Gospel and Franciscan message of non-violence to heart just as the Nazi party was coming to power in Germany. After the Nazi annexation of Austria, where Franz lived, he quickly learned of their activities and intentions. Based on his religious convictions, he refused to cooperate with their agenda. When he was conscripted into the German army, he refused military service, believing that this would be a form of complicity with the Nazi regime. In spite of the fact that he had a wife and three daughters, he continued to follow his conscience. He was arrested and later beheaded for treason on August 9, 1943 at the age of 33. His life gives testimony to the fact that active nonviolence can demand much of us. Standing up against intimidation, war, injustice and oppression can even cost us our lives. Like Franz, we are called to live Jesus’ message of love, peace-making and non-violence. May our lives inspire others, just as the life of Franz Jägerstätter inspires us.
Loving God, we pray for an end to injustice, intimidation, violence and war. We recommit ourselves to Gospel love, compassion and peace-making. We ask that you bless us with courage and determination whenever we face threats or hardships because of this commitment. Make us true bearers of Easter light to our suffering world.
May 22—International Day for Biological Diversity
Biodiversity is what forms the web of life of which we are a part. It is product of billions of years of evolution. Globally, 25% of all plant and animal species are threatened with extinction. Biodiversity is created from the words Bio and diversity. Bio means life while diversity implies a range of different things. Biodiversity, therefore, can be defined as the desirable range of plant and animal life in the world. The planet Earth inhabits a vast variety of living organisms, from tiny bacteria to gigantic elephants. All these are a representation of particular ecosystems. To celebrate these organisms, the World biodiversity day is celebrated on May 22nd every year. According to the UN General Assembly, the aim for this holiday is to create awareness of the many challenges facing biodiversity. The first celebrations of International Day for Biological Diversity were held in 1993. Earlier in 1992, several governments’ leaders assembled at the Earth Summit UN conference held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The leaders agreed on a strategy for sustainable development that would meet the needs of people while at the same time ensuring that the planet remains healthy for future generations. It is during this conference that the leaders reached an agreement on the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The convention, however, came into force on December 29, 1993, and in the following years, the date was designated as the International Day for Biological Diversity or International Biodiversity Conservation Day.
In 2001, the UN General Assembly moved the celebrations of this holiday to May 22nd due to the numerous holidays that were observed in late December. Each year, the UN chooses a theme for the World Biodiversity Day geared towards educating the public on topics that fall under the veil of diversity. Recently, the themes have been, Biodiversity and Agriculture, Biodiversity and Poverty Alleviation and Biodiversity and Climate Change.
Whether you are from a desert climate, swamp, forest or even a valley, you can celebrate International Day for Biological Diversity in your own unique way. For instance, you can mark this day by learning more about biodiversity. Get an understanding of the importance of biodiversity to your daily life and its benefits to the entire world. The best way to get all this information is by visiting a local library and reading books about nature, ecosystems, plants, etc. You can also visit a local conservation area like a zoo, nature reserve, or an aquarium and get to experience the life of various animals firsthand. You’ll be amazed to discover wild animals, insects, and plants you have never noticed. International Day for Biological Diversity is also a great time to participate in a local clean-up campaign. During the cleanup, remove any invasive plants that are negatively impacting the local fauna’s biodiversity. It is regrettable that human trash and pollution have negatively impacted biodiversity in a great way.
As a contribution to keep International Day for Biological Diversity celebrated for many more years, donate to a center that supports biodiversity. These funds usually go into a kitty meant to secure species that are on the brink of extinction.
Human beings are the dominant species on the planet. We are living creatures that can enforce positive change and encourage growth and diversity. We can also impose a negative change to morph the earth into something unable to sustain life. Observing the International Day for Biological Diversity makes it a constant reminder that we have the power to change the world into something great. We recognize that to care for our common home requires us to live in harmony with nature. We know that we have the capacity to “bend the curve” on biodiversity loss, for the good of Earth and to create a sustainable future for our planet. Now more than ever, we realize that human health depends upon the health and diversity of Earth’s ecosystems. Species extinctions ultimately lead to the collapse of ecosystems, and will eventually make our planet unrecognizable, and unable to sustain human habitation. Today, let us renew our determination to protect Earth’s biodiversity. Let us evaluate our life choices and begin to live sustainably and responsibly for the good of all creation.
Creator God, awaken us to the urgent need to change our lives in order to protect the biodiversity of our planet. Open our eyes to the wonders of creation which reveal your presence and love. We give thanks for all your creatures, realizing that each is a unique gift. Help us to protect the treasure of biodiversity by living in right relationship with each other and with creation.
May 24—Eighth Anniversary of Laudato Si: On the Care of Our Common Home
Laudato Si—On the Care of Our Common Home is the encyclical published in 2015 by Pope Francis. It calls on all the people of the world to reflect on the divine love revealed in all of creation and to dedicate ourselves to the care of creation. The Pope calls all of us to recognize the wonder and beauty of Earth and to take time to contemplate its mysteries. He focuses our attention on the destruction of the planet that we are witnessing today, much of which is due to human activity. He also links the care for the poor and the care of creation in what he calls an “integral ecology”. Care for creation demands that we create a future where the needs of the poor are met and the gifts of creation are shared in a sustainable and equitable way. This 8th anniversary of the encyclical is a time to renew our efforts to create a sustainable world together.
Read encyclical Laudato si from Holy Father; ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF THE HOLY FATHER
FRANCIS ON CARE FOR OUR COMMON HOME.
April 2 – Word Autism Awareness Day
The World Autism Awareness Day (WAAD) 2023 is on April, 02. It was designated under by the United Nations General Assembly resolution "62/139. World Autism Awareness Day," adopted on December 18, 2007, proposed by Representatives of the State Qatar, and supported by all member states.
The World Autism Awareness Day Resolution had four main components: (1) the establishment of April 2 as WAAD, (2) participation of UN organizations, member states, NGOs and all private & public organizations in WAAD, (3) raise awareness of Autism on all levels in society, (4) Security-General should deliver this message to member states and all other UN organs.
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication, and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old. Not many children with autism live independently after reaching adulthood, though some become successful. An autistic culture has developed, with some individuals seeking a cure and others believing autism should be accepted as a difference and not treated as a disorder.
April 4—International Day of Landmine Awareness & Assistance in Mine Action
The effort to stop the production and use of landmines as weapons of war continues to be an urgent issue around the world. Thousands of people are maimed or killed by landmines each year, in 84 countries. In some of these countries armed conflicts have already been resolved, and yet undetected landmines still threaten children at play, farmers attempting to replant dormant fields, women going to collect water, and other innocent victims. Governments continue to seek out and destroy these buried weapons of war, but the process is painstakingly slow. In areas of the world where conflicts continue, more and more of these explosives continue to be deployed, theatening innocent civilians both now and into the future. This day is dedicated to calling on all countries to abandon the use of landmines and to assist affected nations with their location and removal efforts. In Angola, Africa Prince Harry has taken up this cause, following in the footsteps of his mother, Princess Diana. His goal is to rid Angola of all landmines by 2025. Diana’s and Harry’s efforts have helped raise awareness of this issue globally and citizens everywhere are now demanding that their governments join in the effort to rid the world of landmines.
God of peace, open our hearts to one another so that dialogue and mutual understanding can replace armed conflict as a way to resolve our differences. Strengthen our resolve to rid the world of landmines that threaten innocent lives long after armed conflicts have stopped. Teach us to treat each other and Earth with respect and care.
April 5 – International Day of Conscience
The General Assembly of the United Nations agreed in 2019 to declare April 5th the International Day of Conscience, with the aim of creating conditions of stability and well-being and relationships based on respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms for all, without distinction based on race, sex, language or religion. The concept of a culture of peace emerged from the International Congress on Peace in the Minds of Men, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Côte d'Ivoire in July 1989. Since then the promotion of a culture of peace has increasingly been seen as a worthwhile objective of the international community. The evolving concept has inspired activities at so many levels and in so many regions with the full participation of civil society that the culture of peace is gradually taking on the characteristics of a global movement.
On this day, the UN invites all Member States, organizations of the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, as well as the private sector and civil society, including non-governmental organizations and individuals, to build the Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience in accordance with the culture and other appropriate circumstances or customs of their local, national and regional communities, including through quality education and public awareness-raising activities, thereby fostering sustainable development.
April 7—World Health Day
On April 7, 2023 ̶ World Health Day ̶ the World Health Organization will observe its 75th anniversary. In 1948, countries of the world came together and founded WHO to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable – so everyone, everywhere can attain the highest level of health and well-being.
WHO’s 75th anniversary year is an opportunity to look back at public health successes that have improved quality of life during the last seven decades. It is also an opportunity to motivate action to tackle the health challenges of today ̶ and tomorrow.
This heroism is especially evident as the world faces the devastating effects of COVID-19 worldwide. Healthcare workers care for the sick, often without adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), and some have died in the effort to care for those infected. On this day, the first ever assessment of the world’s nursing workforce will be published. It will also shed light on the global nursing needs in the near future. A similar report on the midwife workforce will be released in 2021. On this day we call on all of us to thank these dedicated healthcare professionals for their loving and committed service in ordinary times as well as during healthcare emergencies and pandemics. We also call on governments and healthcare institutions to include nurses and midwifes in decision-making regarding healthcare policy and delivery. Further, we ask that investment in nursing and midwife education and availabiliaty of PPE increase in order to strengthen their ability to serve the needs of all the people.
Holy One, we pray for all those who care for the sick throughout the world. This year we especially pray for the health and safety of nurses and midwifes who are the frontline caregivers in many parts of the world. Bless them as they willingly put themselves at risk in order to care for those in need of comfort and healing. We also pray for all healthcare workers that they will continue their lives of service and that more young people will be inspired by their dedication to follow in their footsteps.
April 12—International Day for Street Children
Children are the future of the world. Every child needs security and love in order to grow, learn and develop to their fullest potential. In every country, children can be found living on the streets in dire poverty, not knowing where their next meal will come from. These children are often treated by others as less than human. They are feared, taken advantage of and treated with disdain. Many are forced to live on the streets by poverty, parental deaths from AIDS or other illnesses, abusive family situations, or by displacement due to war and family separations. Because they lack proper identification documents, they are often unable to enroll in school. Even in counties with “free” primary education, identification documents are needed, a uniform to wear to school is required, and books and other supplies must be purchased. Without access to education, street children are forced to utilize their own resourcefulness to survive, without adult supervision and guidance. Once they are living on the streets, very few programs exist to help street children. Every child is precious and deserves love, guidance, protection, food, basic access to education and healthcare, and a safe place to live. We have a long way to go toward this goal, but on this day, we must recommit to doing whatever we can to protect and reach out to these children.
Loving God, protect all street children struggling to survive in impossible situations of poverty and neglect. Surround them with caring and generous people who will reach out to them with food, clothing, shelter, healthcare and education. Inspire governmental leaders to develop identification documents that can ensure access to services that these children need, and programs that can care for and protect them.
April 14 World Chagas Disease Day
The theme for World Chagas Disease Day 2023 is Time to integrate Chagas disease into primary health care. In many countries, there are low detection rates (<10%, frequently <1%) and frequent barriers to access adequate healthcare.
Chagas disease is prevalent among poor populations of continental Latin America but is increasingly being detected in other countries and continents. It is often termed as a “silent and silenced disease” as the majority of infected people have no symptoms or very mild symptoms. There are approximately 6-7 million people infected with Chagas disease worldwide, with 10,000 deaths, every year.
Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is a potentially life-threatening illness caused by the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi. An estimated 6 to 7 million people worldwide are infected with T. cruzi. Chagas disease is found mainly in endemic areas of 21 continental Latin American countries, where it is mostly transmitted when humans come into contact with faeces and/or urine of infected blood-sucking triatomine bugs (vector-borne transmission).
Chagas disease was once entirely confined to the Region of the Americas. In the last decades the epidemiological pattern of the disease changed from a rural to a mostly urban disease, mainly due to population mobility, urbanization and emigration. As a consequence, increased number of cases have been detected in Canada and the United States of America, and in many European and some African, Eastern Mediterranean and Western Pacific countries. Due to the high number of people who remain undiagnosed or untreated, combined with the areas with remaining active transmission, put an estimated 75 million people at risk of infection.
Triatomine bugs typically live in the wall or roof cracks of poorly constructed homes in rural or suburban areas, becoming active at night, biting exposed areas of skin, then defecating close to the bite. The parasites enter the body when: i) the person inadvertently smears the bug’s waste into the bite or another skin break, the eyes or the mouth; ii) by consumption of food that has been contaminated with waste from infected triatomine bugs, typically infecting groups of people (causing outbreaks or oral transmission) with a higher frequency of severe disease and number of deaths. Everywhere Chagas disease can be also transmitted through blood or blood product transfusion from infected donors; by congenital (mother to child) transmission during pregnancy or childbirth; by organ transplantation from infected donors; and also by laboratory accidents.
In May 2019, following up on decision of the 72nd World Health Assembly, the World Chagas Disease Day was established to be celebrated on 14 April (the date of the year 1909 when Carlos Chagas diagnosed the first human case of the disease, a two-year-old girl called Berenice).
Chagas disease, also known as "silent or silenced disease", affects mainly poor people without access to health care or people without a political voice. The disease progresses slowly and often shows an asymptomatic clinical course. Without treatment, Chagas disease can lead to severe cardiac and digestive alterations and become fatal. Raising awareness of the disease is essential to improve the rates of early treatment and cure, together with the interruption of its transmission. The World Chagas Disease Day was celebrated for the first time in 2020.
April 20 World Creativity and Innovation Day
World Creativity and Innovation Day is celebrated on the 21st of April every year to encourage people all over the world to get creative. In 2023, it falls on a Friday. This year, the theme of World Creativity and Innovation Day is “step out and innovate.” World Creativity and Innovation Day has been observed by citizens and organizations in over 50 countries since 2002.
World Creativity and Innovation Day is a day celebrated around the world to create awareness about the importance of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development. As well as this, the day has a focus on teamwork and collaboration. This can be a great theme to use in the learning space. Marci Segal from Toronto, Canada, founded World Creativity and Innovation Day in 2001. In creating the day, Segal wanted to encourage people to use their natural abilities to generate new ideas to make the world a better place. This is a great day to celebrate with your school or Early Years children. World Creativity and Innovation Day reminds us to go beyond everyday life and do something different. It encourages us to step outside the box and change our world for the better. It also reminds us to take action. Ideas aren’t much good without action. Take positive action to improve the world around you. World Creativity and Innovation Day is a great chance to get creative in the learning space. Check out some of the linked resources below to help get you started with this event.
Get your learning area ready with our lovely Invention and Innovation Display Banner. Featuring fantastic illustrations, this banner is a great addition to a literacy working wall, topic display, or themed area. Create a personalised display by including your children's work under this banner. This banner includes imagery of some of the most well-known inventions, including trains, planes, and more. See if this can inspire your children to come up with some of their own inventions, or if they can name some more exciting inventions.
You may be interested in this Exploring Famous Images PowerPoint. Spark discussions about famous art and artists of different genres with this exciting PowerPoint. Children can have a go at recreating their favourite pieces. They can even have a go at making their very own paintings. This is a great way to help children develop their fine motor skills. Young children can even begin practising mark-making with pens, pencils, paint, and more. All of our Twinkl resources are created with children at the forefront of production.
What better way to celebrate than to learn more about creative people and innovations from Ireland? You can share some of these amazing inventions that came right out of Ireland with your children to help inspire them. If you have ever taken a coloured picture, then you have John Joly to thank for that! He made coloured photos possible in 1894. This process was much simpler than anything that had come before. It is now widely accepted that he was responsible for the first practical method of colour photography. You might enjoy a bacon rasher for breakfast, or in a sandwich. But did you know Henry Denny, a Waterford butcher, invented the bacon rasher we know today in 1820? Denny patented several bacon-curing techniques and completely re-invented the process of how to cure bacon. More food than you might have previously thought were invented in Ireland. Flavoured potato crisps were created by Joseph ‘Spud’ Murphy in 1954. Murphy, the founder of Tayto, developed a cheese and onion flavoured crisp in 1954 which would prove to be a success, both at home and abroad. Let us know what you think about this event on our social media channels, and don't forget to show us how you are planning on celebrating World Creativity and Innovation Day!
God almighty you said let the children come to me because they have the kingdom of heaven. we ask for your blessing for all your children to be able to appreciate your creation and give your children the opportunity to give their ideas and works that are more creative and innovative. god guide us so that we are also able to challenge our lives with creativity and innovation to continue your salvation work.
April 21-22—Earth Day
April 22 marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. This year’s theme is: "Climate Action." Climate change presents the biggest challenge to life on planet earth. There is no doubt that climate change due to human activity will require human action in order to stabilize the climate and protect life support systems that make our Earth home inhabitable. On this day we call on people throughout the world to action, in order to create a cleaner, safer, more just and sustainable world that protects and supports all of us. Earth Day challenges citizens of the world to come together and demand that our governments join us and lead the efforts to address climate change and to uphold the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement of 2015.
Creator God, we thank you for the gift of Earth, our Mother, whose diversity sustains life. Bless all our efforts to make the changes necessary to address climate change that threatens our planet. Inspire climate actions by individuals and governments so that future generations can continue to experience the beauty and wonder of your creation and to praise you night and day!
April 24 International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace for the year 2023 is celebrated/observed on Monday, April 24th. There are 32 days until the next observance.
The United Nations Organization (UNO) established the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace, which is marked annually on April 24. The United States was founded only to ensure international peace and security and to develop cordial ties among nations. On December 12, 2018, the organization established this day to promote awareness about their primary objective and to preserve ideals for multilateralism and cooperation on a worldwide scale. Since then, the International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace has been held yearly, drawing global attention to the issue.