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Important Days in May 2016

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We collected the important days in May 2016 and provided in a table Format. We hope, it will help you in Competitive exams!!!

Important Days

May 1 2016
Remember Day International Workers’ Day
Purpose To pay tribute to workers’ sacrifices in achieving economic and social rights all over the world.
Theme Celebrating the international labour movement.
May 3 2016
Remember Day World Press Freedom Day
Purpose To mark the international community that freedom of the press and freedom of expression are fundamental human rights.
Organization UN, UNESCO
Theme Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms – This Is Your Right.
Remember Day World Asthma Day (First Tuesday in May)
Purpose To improve asthma awareness and care around the world
Organization WHO
Theme ‘Reduce The Burden Of Asthma’
May 5 2016
Remember Day International Midwives Day
Purpose To commemorate and increase the awareness about the contribution of the midwives towards the patients all over the world.
Organization UNFPA
Theme “ Women and Newborns- The Heart of Midwifery”
May 8 2016
Remember Day Mother’s Day
Purpose To show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.
Remember Day World Red Cross day
Purpose Anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant (born 8 May 1828), the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)
Organization ICRC
Theme “Together for Humanity”.
May 10 2016
Remember Day World Migratory Bird Day
Purpose To highlight the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats
Organization UN
Theme  Stop the illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory
May 11 2016
Remember Day National Technology Day
Purpose The anniversary of first of the five tests of Operation Shakti (Pokhran-II) nuclear test which was held on 11 May 1998 in Pokhran, Rajasthan.
Organization GOI
Theme Technology enablers of Startup India
May 12 2016
Remember Day International Nurses Day
Purpose The anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth
Organization ICN
Theme Nurses: A Force for Change- Improving Health Systems’ Resilience
May 15 2016
Remember Day International Day of Families
Purpose An opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes affecting families
Organization UN
Theme  Families, healthy lives and sustainable future.
May 16 2016
Remember Day  National Dengue Day
Purpose  To mark the toll the deadly disease has been taking in terms of lives and to reaffirm nationwide efforts to tackle the scourge by using both education and medical intervention.
Organization  GOI
May 17 2016
Remember Day World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Purpose To mark the anniversary of the signature of the first International Telegraph Convention in 1865
Organization UN
Theme Information and Communication Technology(ICT) entrepreneurship for social impact
Remember Day The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia
Purpose To raise awareness of Laws affecting Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender violations and generate interest in the rights
Organization WHO
Remember Day World Hypertension Day
Purpose To increase the awareness of hypertension
Organization WHO
Theme Know your Numbers for the year
May 18 2016
Remember Day World AIDS Vaccine Day
Purpose To promoting the continued urgent need for a vaccine to prevent HIV infection and AIDS.
Organization WHO
Remember Day International Museum Day
Purpose To provides the opportunity for museum professionals to meet the public and alert them as to the challenges that museums face.
Organization ICOM, UN
Theme Museums and Cultural Landscapes
May 20 2016
Remember Day World Metrology Day
Purpose To promote the importance of measurement.
Organization BIPM and OIML
Theme Measurements in a Dynamic World.
May 21 2016
Remember Day International Buddha Poornima Diwas 2016/UN Day of Vesak
Purpose To commemorate the Buddha Birthday on the auspicious full moon day of the Monday.
Organization UN
Remember Day World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Purpose To provides us with an opportunity to deepen our understanding of the values of cultural diversity
Organization UNESCO
May 21 2016
Remember Day Anti-Terrorism Day
Purpose 25th Death Anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi
Organization GOI
May 22 2016
Remember Day International Day for Biological Diversity
Purpose For the promotion of biodiversity issues.
Organization UN
Theme Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods.
May 23 2016
Remember Day International day to end obstetric fistula
Purpose To promotes action towards treating and preventing obstetric fistula, a condition that affects many girls and women in developing countries.
Organization UN, UNFPA
Theme End fistula within a generation.
Remember Day World Turtle Day
Purpose To bring attention to, and increase knowledge of and respect for, turtles and tortoises, and encourage human action to help them survive and thrive
May 25 2016
Remember Day International Missing Children’s Day
Purpose To encourage everyone to think about children who remain missing and to spread a message of hope.
Organization ICMEC and NCMEC
May 29 2016
Remember Day  International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Purpose  To pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace
Organization  UN
Theme  “Honouring Our Heroes”
May 31 2016
Remember Day  World No Tobacco Day
Purpose  To draw attention to the widespread prevalence of tobacco use and to negative health effects.
Organization  WHO
Theme  Get ready for plain packaging