International Widows Day - 23 June
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International Widows Day is observed annually on 23 June.
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The day aims to raise awareness about the challenging circumstances faced by widows, especially poverty.
The theme for International Widows Day 2023 is "Innovation and Technology for Gender Equality".
The United Nations introduces a new theme each year to highlight the challenges faced by widows.
The theme chosen for 2023 emphasizes the role of innovative solutions and technological advances in promoting gender equality.
History of International Widows Day:
It was established in 2005 by The Loomba Foundation.
In 2010, the United Nations officially adopted International Widows Day, increasing its importance globally.
The recognition from the United Nations ensures that there is international support for the issues faced by widows and the need to address their challenges.
About United Nations
Member countries -193
Official Languages - Russian, English, French, Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.
Motto - Peace, Dignity and Equality on a Healthy Planet
Secretary-General - Antonio Guterres
Headquarters - New York, United States
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