World Cancer Day 2017 Observed Globally (Download PDF)

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World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4. It is to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment. Primary goal is to significantly reduce illness and death caused by cancer by 2020.

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About World Cancer Day

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  • Also called: WCD
  • Observed by: UN Members
  • Observances: Awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention
  • It is a truly global event taking place every year on 4 February
  • It unites world’s population in fight against cancer.
  • The theme for the World Cancer Day 2016 - 2018 is ‘We can. I can. ’

Importance of day

  • Currently, 8.2 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years).
  • World Cancer Day is the ideal opportunity to spread the word and raise the profile of cancer in people’s minds and in the world’s media

About United Nations

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Location Showing Member States of United Nations on Map

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  • The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation.
  • Headquarters: New York City, New York, United States
  • Founded: 24 October 1945
  • Membership: 193 member states, 2 observer states
  • Type: Intergovernmental organization

Principal organs of United Nations

  • UN General Assembly - Deliberative assembly of all UN member states
  • UN Secretariat - Administrative organ of the UN
  • International Court of Justice - Universal court for international law
  • UN Security Council - For international security issues
  • UN Economic and Social Council - For global economic and social affairs
  • UN Trusteeship Council - For administering trust territories
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- Published/Last Modified on: March 17, 2017

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