June 17, 2018
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
The World Day to Combat Desertification has been observed since 1995 to promote public awareness relating to international cooperation to combat desertification and the effects of drought. The World Day to Combat Desertification is a unique occasion to remind everybody that desertification can be effectively tackled, that solutions are possible, and that key tools to this aim lay in strengthened community participation and co-operation at all levels.
On June 19, 1910, the governor of the U.S. state of Washington proclaimed the nation's first "Father's Day." In 1972, the day became a nationwide holiday in the United States. Father's Day is a celebration honoring fathers and celebrating fatherhood, paternal bonds, and the influence of fathers in society.