It was a big leap towards Global health when United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution for declaring 21st June as World Yoga Day. Yoga has achieved world wide reputation as an Ancient yet scientific Health practice. Sanskrit word “Yoga” literally means Union – the union of Body with consciousness and consciousness with soul. Yoga believes that there is a consciousness in every particle of universe including our body. Modern science see this consciousness as “Energy”. The body, mind and energies of an individual have to be in absolute harmony to remain healthy. Our creativity or our ability to perform depends upon this harmony.

Foundation of this resolution was laid down in September 2014 in UN General Assembly when Indian Prime minister Narendra Modi for efforts to ensure sustainable development and universal wellbeing. As he said ai???yoga is an invaluable gift of our ancient tradition. It is not about exercise, itai??i??s a path through which an individual can discover his sense of oneness with nature”. Taking this forward International Yoga day was proposed and it got overwhelming acceptance by 177 Nations out of total 193 countries. This is itself a historic moment for United Nations as no other resolution have ever received such a massive response. This broad acceptance of resolutions clearly shows that Yoga has an immense potential of bring not just Human wellbeing but Global Unity too.

International Yoga Day Resolution by United Nations

International Yoga Day Resolution by United Nations

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon understand the benefit of Yoga and said , ai???yoga can bring communities together in an inclusive manner that generates respect. The diverse benefits it bringsai???, he added, ai???includes helping people deal with stress in emergency UNGA President Sam Kahamba Kutesa congratulated Modi for taking the initiative, saying name of sex tablets. that the adoption of the resolution with overwhelming support demonstrated how both the tangible and unseen benefits of yoga appealed to people around the world.

Now its our job to garner benefits of this declaration, when whole world is looking for a Healthy lifestyle which should be in harmony with nature. The Vision associated with the declaration of Yoga Day remains unfulfilled if it does not reach to every single citizen of this universe. We are committed to promote awareness about benefits of Yoga and help people in adopting it as part of healthy lifestyle.

List of countries which supported resolution on International Yoga Day in UN General Assembly :

International Yoga Day resolution at UN


Afghanistan Germany Papua New Guinea
Albania Ghana Paraguay
Algeria Greece Peru
Andorra Grenada Philippines
Angola Guatemala Poland
Antigua and Barbuda Guinea Portugal
Argentina Guinea-Bissau Qatar
Armenia Guyana Republic of Korea
Australia Haiti Republic of Moldova
Austria Honduras Romania
Azerbaijan Hungary Russian Federation
Bahamas Iceland Rwanda
Bahrain India Saint Kitts and Nevis
Bangladesh Indonesia Saint Lucia
Barbados Iran (Islamic Republic of) Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Belarus Iraq Samoa
Belgium Ireland San Marino
Belize Israel Sao Tome and Principe
Benin Italy Senegal
Bhutan Jamaica Serbia
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)] Japan Seychelles
Bosnia and Herzegovina Jordan Sierra Leone
Botswana Kazakhstan Singapore
Brazil Kenya Slovakia
Bulgaria Kiribati Slovenia
Burundi Kuwait Somalia
Cabo Verde Kyrgyzstan South Africa
Cambodia Lao People’s Democratic Republic South Sudan
Canada Latvia Spain
Central African Republic Lebanon Sri Lanka
Chad Lesotho Sudan
Chile Liberia Suriname
China Liechtenstein Sweden
Colombia Lithuania Syrian Arab Republic
Comoros Luxembourg Tajikistan
Congo Madagascar Thailand
Costa Rica Malawi The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
Cote d’Ivoire !Ai??CA?te d’Ivoire Maldives Timor-Leste
Croatia Mali Togo
Cuba Malta Tonga
Cyprus Marshall Islands Trinidad and Tobago
Czech Republic Mauritius Tunisia
Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Mexico Turkey
Democratic Republic of the Congo Micronesia (Federated States of) Turkmenistan
Denmark Mongolia Tuvalu
Djibouti Montenegro Uganda
Dominica Morocco Ukraine
Dominican Republic Mozambique United Arab Emirates
Ecuador Myanmar United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Egypt Nauru United Republic of Tanzania
El Salvador Nepal United States of America
Equatorial Guinea Netherlands Uruguay
Eritrea New Zealand Uzbekistan
Ethiopia Nicaragua Vanuatu
Fiji Niger Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)
Finland Nigeria Viet Nam
France Norway Yemen
Gabon Oman Zimbabwe
Gambia Palau
Georgia Panama