The United Nations has designated April 21 as World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise the awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development.
World Creativity and Innovation Day came into existence after the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution to celebrate the day. The resolution by the UN General Assembly was passed on April 27, 2017, and the first World Creativity and Innovation Day was celebrated in 2018. The day was founded on May 25, 2001 in Toronto, Canada.
The theme of the day ‘Creativity and innovation in problem-solving’.
World Creativity and Innovation Day was founded by a Canadian woman named Marci Segal. Marci Segal was studying creativity at the International Center for Studies in Creativity in the year 1977. Segal decided to come up with Creativity and Innovation Day after she saw the headline “Canada in Creativity Crisis”, which appeared in the National Post newspaper. Segal was of the belief that generating new ideas with the help of creativity and making new decisions can help people in tackling crises.