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October 1 2017
Remember Day: International Day of Older Persons
Purpose :Enabling and expanding the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies
Theme: ‘Stepping into the Future: Tapping the Talents, Contributions and Participation of Older Persons in Society’
Organization: UN

Remember Day: World Vegetarian Day
Purpose :day of celebration established by the North American Vegetarian Society.World Vegetarian Day initiates the month of October as Vegetarian Awareness Month

Remember Day: International Coffee Day
Purpose :To promote and celebrate coffee as a beverage across the world

October 2 2017
Remember Day
: International Day of Non-Violence
Purpose :To mark the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement.
Organization: UNGA

Remember Day: World Habitat Day
Purpose :To emphasize the basic right of all to receive adequate shelter. United Nations declared the first Monday of every October as World Habitat Day.
Theme: Housing Policies: Affordable Homes

October 4-10 2017
Remember Day
: World Space Week
Theme :Exploring New Worlds In Space.

October 5 2017
Remember Day
: International Teachers Day
Purpose :Its aim is to mobilize support for teachers and to ensure that the needs of future generations will continue to be met by teachers
Theme :Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers
Organization: UNESCO

October 8 2017
Remember Day
: Indian Air Force Day
Organization: Indian Air Force

October 9 2017
Remember Day
: World Post Day
Purpose :To mark the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss Capital, Bern

October 10 2017
Remember Day: World Day against the Death Penalty
Purpose :The World Day against the Death Penalty aims at raising awareness about reasons why people living in poverty are at a greater risk of being sentenced to death
Theme :‘The death penalty and poverty’

October 10 2017
Remember Day
: World Mental Health Day
Purpose :Its objective is to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of better mental health
Theme : Mental health in the workplace

October 11 2017
Remember Day
: International Day of the Girl Child’
Purpose :To raise awareness about several issues faced by girl child pertaining to education, nutrition, child marriage, legal and medical rights.‘Because I Am a Girl’ campaign was initiated
Theme : EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises

Remember Day: Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week
Theme :“Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Week- The Daughters of New India”
Organization: Union Ministry of Women and Child Development

October 13 2017
Remember Day: International Day for Disaster Reduction
Purpose :to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction.
Theme :Home Safe Home: Reducing Exposure, Reducing Displacement

October 14 2017
Remember Day
: World Standards Day
Purpose :to honour the contributions of all those who develop the technical agreements that are published as international standards.
Theme :Standards make cities smarter

October 15 2017
Remember Day: International Day of Rural Women
Purpose This day recognizes the critical role and contribution of rural women in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty
Theme : “Challenges and opportunities in climate-resilient agriculture for gender equality and the empowerment of rural women and girls”.

Remember Day: World Students Day
Purpose : The United Nations declared former Indian President APJ Abdul Kalam’s birthday as ‘World Student’s Day’ in 2010.

October 16 2017
Remember Day
: World Food Day
Purpose : Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) celebrates World Food Day to mark its creation
Theme :‘Change the future of migration. Invest in food security and rural development’.

October 17 2017
Remember Day: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Purpose : International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017 marks the 25th anniversary of declaration by the UN General Assembly
Theme :‘Answering the Call of October 17 to end poverty: A path toward peaceful and inclusive societies’

October 20 2017
Remember Day
: World Statistics Day
Purpose : Highlights the importance of reliable and timely data for informed decision-making by governments and individuals
Organization:The United Nations Statistical Commission

October 21 2017
Remember Day
: the Police Commemoration Day
Purpose : This day remembers the sacrifice of ten policemen who died in Chinese firing in 1959

October 22 2017 Remember Day: International Stuttering Awareness Day
Purpose : To raise public awareness of the millions of people (one percent of the world’s population), who have the speech disorder of stuttering, also known as stammering. Theme :‘A World That Understands Stuttering’.
Organization:International Stuttering Association

October 24 2017
Remember Day: World Polio Day
Purpose : It is held on October 24th in celebration of the birth of Dr. Jonas Salk, the man who led the first team to develop a vaccine against polio.

Remember Day: World Development Information Day
Purpose : To draw the attention of the world to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them.

Remember Day: United Nations Day
Purpose : To mark the anniversary of UN Charter which came into force on October 24, 1945.

Remember Day: first International Day of Diplomats was celebrated in Brasilia.
Purpose : To mark the anniversary of UN Charter which came into force on October 24, 1945.

October 24 - 30 2017
Remember Day: Disarmament Week
Purpose : The idea of celebrating International Day of Diplomats is to recognise the hard work and sacrifices of diplomats and their families

October 27 2017
Remember Day: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Purpose : To mark the adoption, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images, by the 21st General Conference, in 1980.
Theme :“Discover, remember and share”..
Organization:UNESCO and CCAAA (Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations).

Remember Day: Infantry Day
Purpose : 27th October is celebrated as Infantry Day, since, on this day in 1947, the first contingent of infantry landed at Srinagar Airfield

October 28 2017
Remember Day: International Animation Day
Organization:ASIFA (International Animated Film Association)

October 29 2017
Remember Day: World Stroke Day
Purpose : On the World Stroke day, organizations around the world conduct events emphasizing education, testing, and initiatives to improve the damaging effects of stroke worldwide.
Theme : “What’s your reason for preventing stroke?”.
Organization:The World Stroke Organization (WSO)

October 312017
Remember Day
: World Savings Day or World Thrift Day
Purpose : to spread awareness among people around the world about the idea of saving money in a bank
Theme :‘Our future starts with savings’

Remember Day: Rashtriya Ekta Diwas or National Unity Day
Purpose : This day marks the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, who played an instrumental role in integration of princely state with Indian Union post independence

Remember Day: World Cities Day
Purpose : to promote public interest in global urbanization, to seek cooperation among countries in meeting opportunities and addressing challenges of urbanization, and contributing to sustainable urban development across the world
Theme :‘Innovative Governance, Open Cities’

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