The international civil aviation day is recognised and observed every year on the 7th of December. The day signifies the importance that civil aviation plays in the modern society. The day was first proclaimed by The International Civil Aviation Organisation that is a United Nations body that helps in running the international airport transport smoothly and safely. The organisation was formed on the 7th of December 1944 and the International Civil Aviation Day was proclaimed on the 50th anniversary of the organisation in 1994. The day was proclaimed by the United Nations as an international day in 1996. The body works with World Meteorological Organization, the International Telecommunication Union, the Universal Postal Union, the World Health Organization and the International Maritime Organization to maintain the international standards of aviation by keeping them safe, efficient and regular in international air transport.
How to observe it?
The day is observed by the United Nations and it invites all its member states to observe the day. All governmental and non-governmental organisations work closely with ICAO in making aviation safe and secure. Seminars, educational lectures and various other events and activities are held by the organisation as a way of promoting the day in various states.