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May 1 2017
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 2 2017
Remember Day
:World Tuna Day
Purpose:To protect one of the globe’s most popular fish to be caught and eaten.
Organization: UN

Remember Day:World Asthma Day (First Tuesday in May)
Purpose:To improve asthma awareness and care around the world
Organization:WHO
Theme:Better air better breathing

May 3 2017
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:Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media’s role in advancing peaceful, just and inclusive societies

May 5 2017
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:“Midwives, Mothers and Families: Partners for Life!"
 

May 8 2017
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:Less Known Red Cross Stories

May 10 2017
Remember Day:World Migratory Bird Day
Purpose:To highlight the need to protect migratory birds and their habitats
Organization:UN
Theme: Their Future is our Future- a Healthy Planet for Migratory Birds and People

May 11 2017
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 for inclusive and sustainable growth May 12 2017 Remember Day:International Nurses Day Purpose:The anniversary of Florence Nightingale’s birth Organization:ICN Theme:Nursing: A voice to lead – Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. May 142017 Remember Day:Mother’s Day Purpose:To show their appreciation towards mothers and mother figures worldwide.

May 15 2017 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, education and well-being.

May 16 2017 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 2017 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:Big Data for Big 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

May 18 2017 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 contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums. May 20 2017 Remember Day:World Metrology Day Purpose:To promote the importance of measurement. Organization:BIPM and OIML Theme:Measurements for transport

May 21 2017
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
 

Remember Day:Anti-Terrorism Day
Purpose:26th Death Anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Rajiv Gandhi
Organization:GOI

May 22 2017
Remember Day
:International Day for Biological Diversity
Purpose:For the promotion of biodiversity issues.
Organization:UN Theme:Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism

May 23 2017 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:Hope, healing, and dignity for all.

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 2017
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 2017
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: “Investing in Peace around the World”

May 31 2017
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: Tobacco – a threat to development

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