International Days June 19 2017 (United Nations)
The following is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Monday, 2017-06-19:
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict: The United Nations has designated June 19 as International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict to highlight abuses by armed extremist groups such as Boko Haram, Al Shabaab and Islamic State. 19 June was chosen in memory of resolution 1820 the Security Council adopted on 19 June 2008, which recognized for the first time that sexual violence is a tactic of war and a threat to international peace and stability. This day aims to raise awareness of the need to end conflict-related sexual violence and urge the international community to stand in solidarity with the survivors of sexual violence around the world.