International Coconut Day

The contribution made by the industry is commemorated by the International Coconut Community which prescribed theme of World Coconut Day 2020 this year reads as – “Invest in Coconut to Save the World”.

The International Coconut Day was declared in 1998 at the 25th ministerial meeting of the International Coconut Community (ICC), formerly known as the Asian and Pacific Coconut Community (APCC), an inter-governmental body established in 1969 under the aegis of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP). The ICC has 20 member countries accounting over 90% of the world’s production and exports of coconut products. Sri Lanka is a pioneer member of the ICC positioned within the world’s top five coconut producing countries. As per the declaration, ‘The International Coconut Day’ falls on 2nd September of every year.