Today is International Day of Conscience

We observe the International Day of Conscience every April 5. It is a day started by the United Nations General Assembly commemorating the importance of the human conscience.


The human conscience is an important intellectual quality that differentiates us from the rest of the animal kingdom. The human mind is an amazing and complex unit, and the human conscience is even more so. This is a day to promote the importance of self-reflection and doing the right thing. This day also helps to improve society’s collective good by identifying the corrections that need to be done.

A global campaign for the Declaration of International Day of Conscience was launched at the United Nations, New York on February 5, 2019 by the Federation of World Peace and Love (FOWPAL). The Kingdom of Bahrain had submitted a draft resolution titled “Promoting the Culture of Peace with Love and Conscience.” The United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in its 73rd session, on July 25, 2019, adopted that draft resolution and declared April 5 as the International Day of Conscience.

In the resolution, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, it was urged that human beings should treat each other with compassion and develop a sense of brotherhood to prevent cruelty.