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International Day of Conscience 2024: Date, Theme and History

Utkarsh Classes 04-04-2024
International Day of Conscience 2024: Date, Theme and History Important Day 3 min read

‘International Conscience Day’ is celebrated every year on 5 April. This day is celebrated to remind people to introspect, follow their conscience and do the right thing.

Theme of International Day of Conscience 2024:

  • The theme of International Day of Conscience this year 2024 is ‘Promoting a Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience’.

History of International Day of Conscience:

  • The inaugural International Day of Conscience was commemorated in 2020. The first ‘International Day of Conscience’ was celebrated in 2020 by the United Nations General Assembly.
  • This year in 2024, the fifth United Nations International Day of Conscience is being celebrated across the world.

Importance of International Conscience Day:

  • This day is celebrated to highlight the importance and role of discretion in preventing people from harming others verbally, physically, sexually or mentally.
  • International Day of Conscience is celebrated to highlight that everyone has the right to self-respect and everyone has the right to live in peace and security.
  • On this occasion, anti-human acts are defined and condemned by scholars so that the general public is disgusted and avoids such acts.
  • On this occasion, anti-human acts are defined and condemned by scholars so that the general public is disgusted and avoids such acts.
  • The Preamble of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that disregard for and disregard for human rights has resulted in barbaric acts. These have offended the conscience of mankind, and ushered in a world in which men will enjoy freedom of speech and belief.

Origin of the culture of peace: 

  • The concept of a culture of peace emerged from an international congress organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in Côte d'Ivoire in July 1989. Since then, promotion of a culture of peace has been seen as a meaningful objective of the international community.
  • The evolving concept has inspired activities at so many levels with the full participation of civil society that the culture of peace is gradually taking on the characteristics of a global movement.

FAQ

Answer: 5th April

Answer: ‘Promoting a Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience’

Answer: 2020
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