World Cancer Day is observed every year on 4 February by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). The day is celebrated to raise awareness and education about cancer, and pressing governments and individuals across the world to take action against the disease.
World Cancer Day 2019-21 theme: ‘I Am And I Will’.
History of the day:
Created in 2000, World Cancer Day has grown into a positive movement for everyone, everywhere to unite under one voice to face one of our greatest challenges in history.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Union for International Cancer Control Headquarters in: Geneva, Switzerland, Founded: 1933.