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International Days April 6 2018 (United Nations)

The following is an overview of the days and the corresponding celebration declared by the United Nations that apply to Friday, 2018-04-06:

  • International Day of Sport for Development and Peace:

    The United Nations General Assembly, underlining in its resolution 67/296 that sports can foster peace and development and can contribute to an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding;and recognizing that sports, as a tool for education, development and peace, can promote cooperation, solidarity, social inclusion and health at the local, national and international levels, decided to proclaim 6 April the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace.
  • Orthodox Good Friday:

    [floating] With the interest of respecting the diversity of United Nations staff members, resolution 62/250 designates Orthodox Good Friday as a floating holiday. Generally, the Orthodox Church celebrates Good Friday on a later date than most Western churches because the Orthodox Church still lives according to the old Julian Calendar.


[floating] A 'floating' holiday. An employee at the United Nations may or may not choose to take this day as a holiday. Starting in 2016, the United Nations staff will no longer have 10 official holidays. There will be nine official holidays and each employee will be able to choose one of seven floating holidays as a 10th holiday.

Content last updated on 2016-08-23T15:26:00Z