The International Day of Neutrality is observed annually on the 12th of December. The day was designed by the United Nations in the year 2017. Neutrality is the concept which means that a country will stay neutral and abstain from participating in any kind of war activities and will not support any of the countries participating in a war. The country will have an impartial attitude towards the belligerents and the belligerents with recognized the impartial and neutral behavior of the country. A country which has decided to be a neutral power is bounded to stay neutral in all future events. The concept of neutrality was first shown by Switzerland when it declared itself permanently neutral in 1815. Later Turkmenistan declared neutrality and their action was recognized by the United Nations in the resolution 50/80 that was passed in the General Assembly of the United Nations on 12th of December 1995. The International Day of Neutrality is observed every year to honor and support the decision of Turkmenistan. This day is the second most important holiday in the state of Turkmenistan. Neutrality strengthens the relationship of countries at the international level and leads to peace and security at the international level.
How to observe it?
The day is observed by governmental and non-governmental originations at the national and international level by holding various events and activities that promote relationship building between countries. Educational seminars and lectures are also conducted to educate the people on the benefits of neutrality.