In 1945, the Charter of the United Nations became the first international agreement to affirm the principle of equality between women and men. The UN celebrated its first official International Women's Day on 8 March during International Women's Year in 1975.
Every year 15 March is celebrated as the World Consumer Rights Day. World Consumer Rights Day was inspired by President John F. Kennedy, who sent a special message to the US Congress on 15 March 1962, in which he formally addressed the issue of consumer rights.
World Water Day, held on 22 March every year since 1993, focuses on the importance of freshwater. World Water Day celebrates water and raises awareness of the 2.2 billion people living without access to safe water.