Date: Friday, 21 April 2023; 6th Anniversary.
Sponsor: United Nations
World Creativity and Innovation Day is celebrated every year on April 21 for the following purposes:
- to raise the awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development at the individual and group levels.
- to highlight the importance of creativity and innovation in problem solving with respect to economic, social, and sustainable development.
World Creativity and Innovation Day was officially celebrated around the world for the first time on April 21, 2018.
In 2002, a creativity specialist, Marci from Miami University, created World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21, to provide an opportunity for people to use creativity in problem-solving to generate new ideas and take positive actions. The event was supported by citizens and organizations in more than 50 countries.
On 27 April 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution (A/RES/71/284), officially designating April 21 as World Creativity and Innovation Day.
Why do we mark the World Creativity and Innovation Day?
1). Creativity and innovation are vital in achieving the sustainable development goals set out by the United Nations.
2). Human creativity and innovation, at both the individual and group levels, have become the true wealth of nations in the twenty-first century.
3). Innovation is essential for harnessing the economic potential of each nation.
4). Creativity and innovation create new momentum for economic growth and job creation and expand opportunities for all, including women and youth.
5). World Creativity and Innovation Day is an opportunity to promote creativity and innovation in achieving global sustainable development goals.