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Friday, 1 July 2016

United Nations International Day of Yoga 2016, June 21.

背景信息,  6月21日.
Международный день йоги, 21 июня.
United Nations International Day of Yoga 2016, June 21.
Journée internationale du Yoga, 21 Juin.


Theme 2016 : #Yoga4SDGs.


 
Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India and is now practiced in various forms around the world. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.
Yoga balances body and soul, physical health and mental well-being. It promotes harmony among people, and between ourselves and the natural world. Recognizing its universal appeal, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 21 June as the International Day of Yoga.
This year’s observance of the International Day of Yoga highlights the important role healthy living plays in the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals, adopted last year by all 193 United Nations Member States.
As exercise, yoga has multiple benefits. Physical inactivity is linked with a number of non-communicable diseases, such as cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, which are among the leading causes of illness and death worldwide. By improving fitness, teaching us how to breathe correctly, and working to diminish stress, yoga can help to cultivate healthier lifestyles.
Practicing yoga can also help raise awareness of our role as consumers of the planet’s resources and as individuals with a duty to respect and live in peace with our neighbours. All these elements are essential to building a sustainable future of dignity and opportunity for all.
 
On this International Day of Yoga, I urge everyone to embrace healthier choices and lifestyles and to commit to unity with our fellow human beings, regardless of ethnicity, faith, age, gender identity or sexual orientation. Let us celebrate this Day – and every day – as members of one human family sharing one common, precious home.
 
Ban Ki-Moon,
United Nations Secretary-General.






FORUM : United Nations International day of Yoga 2016.


Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and Spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and Consciousness. Today it is practiced in various forms around the world and continues to grow in popularity.

Recognizing its universal appeal, on 11 December 2014, the United Nations proclaimed June 21 as International Day of Yoga by resolution 69/131. International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

° Recognizing that yoga provides a holistic approach to health and well-being,
° Recognizing also that wider dissemination of information about the benefits of practising ...yoga would be beneficial for the health of the world population,
 
 
 
 
EVENTS :   This year’s celebration will be marked under the theme “Yoga for SDGs” since the Sustainable Development Goals were launched in January 2016. Goal 3 (“Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages”) is particularly relevant since yoga improves physical health and general well-being. The target 3.4 specifically calls for a reduction by 2030 “by one third premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention, treatment and the promotion of mental health and well-being.” Other SDGs can also be seen in different aspects of the practice of Yoga. Indian Prime Minister Modi highlights not only the health benefits of the practice but also the sustainable lifestyle it promotes, leading to better harmony between people and planet.

Monday 20 June, 3 – 5 pm
ECOSOC Chamber, UN Headquarters, New York

Conversation with Yoga Masters: "Yoga for the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs)
Organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN, the event will seek to enrich our collective understanding of the unique features of Yoga and its role for the achievement of SDGs.
Participants: Jaggi Vasudev, also known as 'Sadhguru', and Ms. Tao Porchon-Lynch.
Live webcast will be available through: webtv.un.org
#Yoga4SDGs


Tuesday 21 June, 1:15 – 2:15 pm
UN Secretariat Circle, UN Headquarters, New York



Organized by the Permanent Mission of India to the UN in association with the UN Department of Public Information.
Participants: President of General Assembly, Mr Mogens Lykketoft, Under-Secretary-General for Communications and Public Information, Ms. Cristina Gallach, Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, Permanent Representative of India to the UN, and Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a renowned spiritual leader who will lead a simple Yoga practice. The event will also include a musical incantation on Yoga.

Permanent Mission of India to the UN in association with the UN Department of Public Information, invite you to celebrate International Day of Yoga 2016.
Live webcast will be available through: webtv.un.org
#Yoga4SDGs

 
 
 
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