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WORLD TUNA DAY: 2 MAY

WORLD TUNA DAY: 2 MAY

Context

Every year, World Tuna Day is observed on 2nd May.

Details

  • In 2016, It was established by the United Nations by the UN General Assembly to preserve the Tuna fish.
  • It is observed to spread awareness among people regarding the importance of conserving Tuna fish.
  • It is rich in Omega-3 and it also contains minerals, proteins, and vitamin B12.
  • It accounts for 20% of marine capture of fisheries and 8% of globally traded seafood.

About United Nations General Assembly (UNGA)

  • It is one of the six principal organs of the  United Nations.
  • It is the main deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the UN.
  • The President of the General Assembly is elected each year by assembly to serve a one-year term of office.
  • It is the only UN body with universal representation.
  • President: Volkan Bozkır
  • Headquarters: New York, United States

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