International Widows Day - 23 June

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International-Widows-Day---23-JuneInternational Widows Day is observed annually on 23 June.

An Overview of the News

  • 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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