International Days October 11 2018 (United Nations)
The following is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Thursday, 2018-10-11:
International Day of the Girl Child: On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. This is in recognition by the United Nations of the fact that empowerment of and investment in girls is critical for economic growth, the achievement of millennium development goals, including the eradication of poverty and extreme poverty, as well as the meaningful participation of girls in decisions that affect them. In 2012, the theme for the day was "My Life. My Right. End Child Marriages."In 2013, the theme for the day was "Innovating for Girls' Education."In 2014, the theme for the day was "Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence."
World Sight Day: [WHOSPN] Held every year on the second Thursday in October, World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness, visual impairment and rehabilitation of the visually impaired. The Day is observed around the world and is the main advocacy event for the prevention of blindness and for "Vision 2020: The Right to Sight", a global effort to prevent blindness created by WHO and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness.