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International Day of Conscience – April 5

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International Day of ConscienceThe United Nations(UN)’s International Day of Conscience is annually observed across the globe on 5th April to promote peace and love throughout the globe in accordance with the culture and customs of local, national and regional communities through education and awareness-raising activities.

2021 marks the celebration of the 2nd International Day of Conscience.

Background:

i.The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has adopted the resolution A/RES/73/329 on 25th July 2019 and proclaimed the 5th April of every year as theInternational Day of Conscience.

ii.The first International Day of Conscience was observed on 5th April 2020.

Origin of a Culture of Peace:

The origin of the concept of a Culture of Peace was the International congress on Peace in the Minds of Men, organised by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Côte d’Ivoire in July 1989.

About UNESCO:

Director-General– Audrey Azoulay
Headquarters– Paris, France