August 12, 2018
International Youth Day
"On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day." Each year a theme is attached in celebration of the day. In 2016, the theme was "The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production". Visit the UN.org for more information.
World Elephant Day
"On August 12, 2012, the inaugural World Elephant Day was launched to bring attention to the urgent plight of Asian and African elephants. The elephant is loved, revered and respected by people and cultures around the world, yet we balance on the brink of seeing the last of this magnificent creature". Visit WorldElephantDay.org for more information.