• International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 2019

The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) was observed across the world on April 6, 2019. The date commemorates the inauguration of the first ever Olympic games of the modern era in Athens, Greece in 1896.The day aims to spread awareness about the positive influence that sports can have on the advancement of human rights and economic development.

• International Day of Human Space Flight

In 2011, the General Assembly, recognising the 50th anniversary of the first ever human spaceflight, declared 12 April as the International Day of Human Space Flight. The resolution, A/RES/65/271 of 7 April 2011, called it a day “to celebrate each year at the international level the beginning of the space era for mankind, reaffirming the important contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals and increasing the well-being of States and peoples, as well as ensuring the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.”