UN declares April 5 as International Day of Conscience

The United Nations declares April 5 as International Day of Conscience. This day serves to remind people to self-reflect, follow their conscience, and do the right things. April 5, 2020, will mark the first International Day of Conscience, which is a United Nations day.

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The designation of April 5 as the International Day of Conscience serves to remind people to engage in self-reflection to improve themselves and their communities, stimulating a crucial turning point for transforming our world. Conscience empowers people to tolerate, forgive, and love one another, and thus it shortens the distance between people and between nations.

History of International Day of Conscience:

On February 5, 2019, Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL) launched a global endorsement campaign for the Declaration of International Day of Conscience at the United Nations in New York. To date, the declaration has been translated into 41 languages and endorsed by people in 185 nations. On July 25, 2019, during its 73rd session, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a draft resolution submitted by the Kingdom of Bahrain, entitled “Promoting the Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience,” declaring April 5 the International Day of Conscience.

Important takeaways for all competitive exams:

  • The Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL), an international peace organization, was established by Dr Hong, Tao-Tze in the United States in 2000. 

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