Today marks Global Day of Parents, a United Nations observance that is celebrated on June first each year to honour parents. Designated by the General Assembly in 2012, Global Day of Parents provides an opportunity to appreciate all parents for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship. UN secretary-general António Guterres says this Global Parents Day he salutes all parents worldwide for their commitment to raise, nurture and protect their children, despite the difficulties brought on by Covid-19.