UN Designates July 20 as World Chess Day at Armenia’s Proposal

ِA big chessboard in front of Kino Moscow

The UN General Assembly has voted to designate 20 July as World Chess  Day, as per the resolution tabled by Armenia, Armenia’s Permanent Mission to the UN informs.

The UN acknowledges the important opportunities offered by chess, including, inter alia, in strengthening education, realizing gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls, and fostering inclusion, tolerance, mutual understanding and respect.

The UN invites all member states, international and regional organizations, the private sector and civil society to observe World Chess Day in an appropriate manner and in accordance with national priorities and to disseminate the advantages of chess, including through educational and public awareness-raising activities.