International Day of Charity: 5 September

The United Nations observes 5 September every year as International Day of Charity with the objective of sensitizing and mobilizing people, NGOs, and stakeholders all around the world to help others through volunteer and philanthropic activities.

The date of 5 September was chosen to commemorate the anniversary of the passing away of Mother Teresa. She also received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 “for work undertaken in the struggle to overcome poverty and distress, which also constitute a threat to peace.”

Static/Current Takeaways Important For IBPS RRB PO Mains:

  • Secretary General of the United Nations: Antonio Guterres; Headquarters: New York, USA; Founded: 24 October 1945.

Source: The United Nations

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