International Day of Human Space Flight Date in the current year: April 12, 2017

International Day of Human Space Flight International Day of Human Space Flight is one of the UN international observances. It's annually observed on April 12, the anniversary of the first human space flight.

Yuri Gagarin was the first human to fly to space. This event took place on April 12, 1961 and it opened the way for space exploration for benefits of all humanity.

International Day of Human Space Flight was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2011. Establishment of this observance aims to reaffirm the importance of contribution of space science and technology in achieving sustainable development goals, increase the well-being of Member States and peoples and ensure the realization of their aspiration to maintain outer space for peaceful purposes.

Promotion of further exploration of outer space in peaceful purposes is one of the main goals of the UN, since all countries get benefit from it. And annual observation of International Day of Human Space Flight should inspire young people to pursue their dreams and move towards the frontier of knowledge and understanding.

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