Today is World Obesity Day, an event held annually to bring increased awareness to the topic of obesity. According to OPEN, the Obesity Policy Engagement Network, in 2014 224 million adults in Europe were affected by being overweight, and around 80 million of those had obesity. Obesity is a major risk factor for many non-communicable diseases, including cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes.
Zero Discrimination Day is observed annually on March 1st. The aim of the event is to promote diversity and equality by calling for an end to discrimination based on age, class, ethnicity, gender, income level, sexual orientation, health status, etc.
In November of 2007, the UN General Assembly decided that the 20th of February each year would be designated as the World Day of Social Justice, the aim of which would be to promote concrete actions for social development nationally and internationally. The theme for 2021 is ‘A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy’.