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International Widows Day

Date When Celebrated : This holiday is always observed on June 23

 

International Widows Day is a United Nations sponsored day. It is a day of action., encouraging countries and organizations to strive to eliminate poverty and injustice suffered by millions of widows and their dependents around the world. We may not see it so much in the United States, but it is a serious problem most often seen in impoverished and developing countries.

The UN resolution called upon "Member States, the United Nations system and other international and regional organizations, to give special attention to the situation of widows and their children."

 

Did You Know? According to a United Nations estimate, there are over 258 million widows worldwide.


The Origin of International Widows Day:

On December 21, 2010, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution by unanimous acclimation, making June 23rd the annual day to celebrate International Widows Day.


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