International Human Solidarity Day (IHSD) is observed annually across the world on 20 December to celebrate the ideal of unity in diversity. The IHSD highlights the goal of the United Nations and its member states to create awareness about poverty and the need to reduce poverty in independent nations.
The celebration of the International Day of Human Solidarity is an important step towards eradicating poverty in all its forms around the world with the aim of the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda for 2030. The annual celebration reminds citizens of the world of the issues facing poor people and poverty-stricken countries.
On 20 December 2002, the United Nations General Assembly launched a World Solidarity Fund to help combat global poverty. It joined the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Trust Fund in February 2003. To celebrate the above day, the United Nations declared 20 December as International Human Solidarity Day.