International Civil Aviation Organization is a UN body responsible for developing international standards for aviation safety.
The Day reminds people about the importance of international civil aviation in modern society.
The first time International Civil Aviation Day was celebrated on 7 December 1994 at the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Convention on International Civil Aviation by the International Civil Aviation Organization.
Agenda 2030 was adopted by the UN and world nations and focuses on sustainable development globally.
The ICAO Council establishes every five years a special anniversary theme for International Civil Aviation Day. And for the full four-year intervening period the council select a single theme. From 2015 to 2018, the theme of International Civil Aviation Day is “Working Together to Ensure No Country is Left Behind”.
In 1996, the United Nations General Assembly declared this day to be observed as International Civil Aviation Day, through Assembly Resolution A29-1. This day is celebrated to raise awareness of the importance of international civil aviation and the role played by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) in global air transport. ICAO is a United Nations (UN) body which supports the development of international standards for aviation safety.