Rumour dispelled: The UN didn’t dedicate December 5 as ‘King’s Day’

Despite โซล่าเซลล์ราคาถูก and video going viral on Thai Facebook and Twitter, the UN has NOT declared December 5 “international king’s day” in honour of Thailand’s King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Rama 9, the former King who died in 2016 after over 70 years reigning over Thailand.
The data came to mild following a ‘fact checking’ article printed by AFP.
The submit started making the rounds on social media on September 22 but has been dispelled as a false declare.
According to AFP, the video footage was really of the former president of the UN General Assembly, Peter Thomson, in a speech given on October 28, 2016, paying tribute to Thailand’s King Bhumibol’s latest passing just 2 weeks before.
In the video, he mentions that in 2013 the UN General Assembly designated the King’s birthday, December 5, as World Soil Day as a end result of former monarch’s dedication to environmental causes and the usage of sustainable improvement with soil to lift people out of poverty.
“Under the king’s management, Thailand raised global awareness of the significance of soil as a useful resource of poverty discount, climate change adaptation, sustainable growth and security.”

The viral posts and video seem to have confused the dedication of World Soil Day in honour of the former Thai King with the idea of an international king’s day on his birthday, whether or not the mix-up was intentional or accidental. The spokesperson for the UN Resident Coordinator Office in Thailand confirmed to AFP that no such day has been designated by the UN..

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