The United Nations included World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 as one of their days of global observance in 2017 to address the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The motivation? To encourage everyone to use creativity in problem-solving to create a decent life for people on a planet.
Sustainable development is defined as development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. (Our Common Future, 1987))
World Creativity and Innovation Day, April 21 (WCID) was created by Marci Segal in Canada in May 2001, celebrations began in 2002. It is now celebrated in over 50 countries worldwide and has extended to a week (WCIW), starting on April 15, Leonardo da Vinci’s birthday.
WCID and WCIW are both open and free for all to participate. Use this time to encourage and remind people they (and you!) can generate new ideas, make new decisions, take new actions and achieve new outcomes (aka use your creativity) to make the world a better place and to make your place in the world better too. Upload your World Creativity and Innovation Day/Week celebration here.