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29 June: National Statistics Day

In recognition of the notable contributions made by Professor (late) Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis in the fields of statistics and economic planning, Government of India has designated 29th June every year, coinciding with his birth anniversary, as “Statistics Day”.


29 June: International Day of the Tropics

The International Day of the Tropics is observed on June 29 annually.

  • The Day highlights the challenges faced by the nations of the Tropics and the opportunities their citizens have access to.

26 June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day, is marked on 26 June every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving a world free of drug abuse.

  • This year the theme is “Addressing drug challenges in health and humanitarian crises”. The focus of United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) is to spread awareness about it so that a world free of drug abuse can be created.

27 June: Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

The United Nations General Assembly designated 27 June as “Micro-, Small, and Medium-sized Enterprises Day” to raise awareness of the tremendous contributions of micro-, small and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) to the achievement of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


23 June: International Olympic Day

The International Olympic Day is observed on 23 June to promote sports and health.

  • The day commemorates the foundation of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in 1894.

20 June: World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day is observed on 20th June to build empathy and understanding for the plight of refugees and to recognize their resilience in rebuilding their lives.

  • The theme for this year’s observation of the Day is “Whoever. Wherever. Whenever. Everyone has the right to seek safety”.

16 June: International Day of Family Remittances

The International Day of Family Remittances (IDFR) is observed on 16 June.

  • This year’s theme for the observance is “Recovery and resilience through digital and financial inclusion”.

15 June: World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day is observed on June 15 every year to raise awareness about abuse and neglect of older persons and raise awareness of the cultural, social, economic, and demographic processes affecting elder abuse and neglect.

  • The theme of this year’s observance is “Combatting Elder Abuse”.

12 June: World Day Against Child Labour

World Day Against Child Labour aims to focus attention on the global extent of child labor and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it.


8 June: World Oceans Day

The World Oceans Day is observed to remind people of the importance of the oceans and the major role they play in everyday life.

  • This year’s theme for the observation is “Revitalization: collective action for the ocean”.

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