Second Call for Organisers – International Moon Day (IMD) 2023 Global Events
Call for the international community of Governments, Space Agencies, Industry, Academia and NGO’s and the public to submit proposals for organising IMD 2023 Global Events.
Deadline: May 31, 2023
International Moon Day 2022 Annual Report
The IMD 2022 Annual Report has been presented at the COPUOS Scientific and Technical Subcommittee on February 6.
Published articles about the International Moon Day 2022
The Journal of Blacks In Higher Education Drake State Feature Story How an HBCU hosted the inaugural International Moon Day celebration https://www.drakestate.edu/news/how-an-hbcu-hosted-the-inaugural-international-moon-day-celebration International Moon Day News Coverage ABP Network – based in India International Moon Day 2022: Significance, Theme And Why The Day Is Observed On July 20 https://news.abplive.com/science/international-moon-day-2022-wishes-images-theme-significance-history-facts-space-exploration-day-2022-1543415 WHNT News 19 Drake State Hosting International Moon Day Celebration https://whnt.com/video/drake-state-hosting-international-moon-day-celebration/7843914/ International Moon Day inaugural celebration at Drake State https://whnt.com/community/international-moon-day-inaugural-celebration-at-drake-state/ 53 Years Later: Drake State hosts International Moon Day https://whnt.com/news/huntsville/53-years-later-drake-state-hosts-international-moon-day/
About the International Moon Day
The Moon Village Association submitted an application during the UN-COPUOS 64th Session, for the proclamation of the International Moon Day on July 20, the anniversary of the 1969 first human landing, from the United States of America, with the Apollo 11 mission. The proclamation has been approved on December 9 2021, by the UN General Assembly
Moon Exploration has started when Luna 2, a spacecraft launched by the Soviet Union, made an impact on the surface of the Moon on September 14, 1959. Many more spacecrafts have been launched in the last 62 years from different countries such as the United States, Russia, Europe, Japan, China, India and Israel, in order to better understand the Moon and its relationship to Earth. However, the first human landing on the Moon, on 20 July 1969 by the Apollo 11 mission of the United States, represents the pinnacle of these efforts.
The International Moon Day is be an annual event, held for the general public celebrated across the planet. MVA believes that the International Moon Day is a good opportunity to educate the public and promote and raise each year, at the international level, the awareness on the status and prospects for humanity, the sustainable Moon Exploration and Utilization of the Moon and the need to act together to regulate activities on and around the Moon.
With the approval by the United Nations, this event is fostering increased global cooperation between stakeholders all around the world, as well as promoting increasing participation to this goal of the future generation.
The IMD celebration is comprised of two parts, an IMD Main Event (celebrated in 2022 for the first time in Huntsville, Alabama), and multiple IMD Global Events.
International Moon Day Group
Because MVA has been an early advocate of the concept of the International Moon Day celebration, MVA is taking the initiative to organize its implementation by setting up the IMD-G within its organization. The IMD-G is the body which leads the management of the celebration of the International Moon Day.
Host IMD Event / Sponsor
For more information about organizing events for the International Moon Day or becoming a Sponsor of the International Moon Day group, please contact:
Glafki Antoniou, MVA Management Support