International Civil Aviation Day 2022: The world celebrates International Civil Aviation Day on December 7.The aviation industry has made a huge impact on our lives. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), a United Nations (UN) agency in charge of upholding global aviation safety standards, observes the day.
How is the day celebrated?
The day is celebrated to acknowledge how flights have made the world more accessible and travelling easy. The goal of International Civil Aviation Day is to increase public awareness of the value and contributions made by the aviation industry across all sectors. The ICAO is backed by governments, organizations, companies and even individuals. On this day it hosts a variety of activities and events like seminars, informative sessions, and news announcements regarding civil aviation topics amongst many others.
International Civil Aviation Day: Theme
ICAO has decided that from now until 2023, “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development” will be the theme of International Civil Aviation Day. Every five years the ICAO selects a special anniversary theme for the global day. However, for the years between the anniversary, the UN body select a theme for four years.
International Civil Aviation Day: History
In 1944, 54 nations came together to sign the Convention on International Civil Aviation, also known as the ‘Chicago Convention’. The convention approves the rules of airspace, aircraft registration and safety. It was in 1994, as part of ICAO’s 50th anniversary that International Civil Aviation Day was established keeping in mind that the future development of civil aviation will let the nations and people of the world bond and have friendly ties. Following that, the UN General Assembly advised states and other pertinent organisations to take the necessary actions to recognise this day.