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International Day of Yoga

June 20 2018

"There can be no peace in the world until there is peace within."  

– Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi

The United Nations proclaimed 20 June as the International Day of Yoga. 


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 21 June as International Yoga Day by resolution 69/131.


International Yoga Day aims to raise awareness worldwide of the many benefits of practicing yoga.

"By proclaiming 21 June as the International Day of Yoga, the General Assembly has recognized the holistic benefits of this timeless practice and its inherent compatibility with the principles and values of the United Nations." 
Ban Ki-Moon, United Nations Secretary-General

Upcoming Events

UN Event - Yoga Exhibition

June 18, 2018


South Wall, near East Lounge



8:00 AM - 6:00 PM




Open for all - UN passes required for entry

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