Introduction – International Day of the Tropics is celebrated every year on June 29 to highlight the opportunities and challenges of the nations of the Tropics. The main purpose of International Day of the Tropics is to spread awareness about the challenges that are faced specifically by tropical areas and the impact of the issues that affect them. This international day honors the amazing diversity of tropical areas and addresses specific challenges and opportunities that are faced by tropical countries.
History – The United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution on June 14th, 2016, and announced that International Day of the Tropics is celebrated annually on June 29 across the world. The United Nations select the date of June 29th to celebrate the anniversary of the inaugural ‘’State of Tropics Report’’. This report was introduced by Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from Myanmar (Burma) in the year 2014.
Significance – There are several concerned groups for the Tropics and organizations are organized workshops, presentations, and seminars on this day. The main purpose of this international day is to highlight the importance of the tropics, the socio-economic, and environmental challenges that are faced in these regions. This international day aims to spread awareness about the issues that are faced by the tropical areas across the world and highlights the importance of our lives.