The Global Day of Parents is observed on the 1st of June every year. The Day was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2012 with resolution A/RES/66/292 and honors parents throughout the world. The Global Day provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents in all parts of the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.
Since the 1980s, the important role of the family has increasingly come to the attention of the international community. The General Assembly adopted a number of resolutions and proclaimed the International Year of the Family and the International Day of Families.
Emphasizing the critical role of parents in the rearing of children, the Global Day of Parents recognizes that the family has the primary responsibility for the nurturing and protection of children. For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love, and understanding.
Parent’s day is celebrated in different countries on different dates. For instance, in the USA, it is celebrated in July (4th Sunday), South Korea (8 May), etc. Global Day of Parents was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1994, to honor parents throughout the world. This day recognizes the important role of responsible parenting in everyday life. By 1994, the society had become completely self-centered. In view of the situation, President Bill Clinton of the UN signed a congressional resolution to commemorate Parent’s Day with an effort to promote family commitment and parental responsibilities. This idea was supported by the Unification Church, and later Senator Trent Lott and introduced a bill into the senate. Further, the National Parent’s Day Coalition was developed to support this day annually as Parent of the Year at local, national, and state levels.