Happy International Civil Aviation Day!
On December 7, the International Civil Aviation Day recognises the importance of civil aviation to the social and economic development of the world.
This professional day was established in 1994 as part of ICAO’s 50th anniversary activities. In 1996, pursuant to an ICAO initiative and with the assistance of the Canadian Government, the United Nations General Assembly officially recognized 7 December as International Civil Aviation Day in the UN system.
Every five years, coinciding with ICAO anniversaries (2014/2019/2024/2029/etc.), the ICAO Council establishes a special anniversary theme for International Civil Aviation Day. Between these anniversary years, Council representatives select a single theme for the full four-year intervening period.
In recognition of ICAO’s 75th anniversary, the Council selected the following theme “75 Years of Connecting the World” for the 2019 celebrations.From now until 2023, the Council has decided that the theme will be: “Advancing Innovation for Global Aviation Development”
Thank you to ICAO for realizing a truly global rapid transit network at the service of all manking!