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International Days  

Days and weeks officially recognized by the United Nations

 

 

   

JANUARY

  • 27 January - International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (UN)

FEBRUARY

  • 21 February - International Mother Language Day (UNESCO)

MARCH

  • 8 March - International Women's Day
  • 21 March - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 21 March - World Poetry Day (UNESCO)
  • 22 March - World Day for Water
  • 23 March - World Meteorogical Day (WMO)
  • 24 March - World Tubercolosis Day (WHO)

APRIL

  • 7 April - World Health Day (WHO)
  • 23 April - World Book and Copyright Day (UNESCO)

MAY

  • 3 May - Sun Day (UNEP)
  • 3 May - World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO)
  • 15 May - International Day of Families
  • 17 May - World Telecommunication Day (IUT)
  • 21 May - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (UNESCO)
  • 22 May - International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 25 May - Africa Day
  • Beginning 25 May - Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories
  • 31 May - World No-Tobacco Day (WHO)

JUNE

  • 4 June - International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • 5 June - World Environment Day (UNEP)
  • 17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
  • 20 June - World Refugee Day
  • 23 June - United Nations Public Service Day
  • 26 June - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • 26 June - United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of torture

JULY

  • 1st Saturday July - International Day of Cooperatives
  • 11 July - World Population Day (UNFPA)

AUGUST

  • 9 August - International Day of Indigenous People
  • 12 August - International Youth Day
  • 23 August - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition (UNESCO)

SEPTEMBER

  • 8 September - International Literacy Day (UNESCO)
  • 16 September - International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone layer
  • 21 September - International Day of Peace
  • Last Week September - World Maritime Day (IMO)

OCTOBER

  • 1 October - International Day of Older Persons
  • 1st Monday October - World Habitat Day
  • 4-10 October - World Space Week
  • 5 October - World Teachers' Day (UNESCO)
  • 9 October - World Post Day (UPU)
  • 10 October - World Mental Health Day
  • 2nd Wednesday October - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
  • 16 October - World Food Day (FAO)
  • 17 October - International Day for the Eradication Poverty
  • 24 October - United Nations Day
  • 24 October - World Development Information Day
  • 24-30 October - Disarmament Week

NOVEMBER

  • 6 November - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in war and Armed Conflict
  • 10 November - World Science Day for Peace and Development (UNESCO)
  • 15 November - World Philosophy Day (UNESCO)
  • 16 November - International Day for Tolerance (UNESCO)
  • 20 November - Africa Industrialization Day
  • 20 November - Universal Children's Day (UNICEF)
  • 21 November - World Television Day
  • 25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • 29 November - International Day of Solidarity with Palestinian People

DECEMBER

  • 1 December - World Aids Day (WHO)
  • 2 December - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • 3 December - International Day of Disabled Persons
  • 5 December - International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • 7 December - International Civil Aviation Day (ICAO)
  • 9 December - International Anti-Corruption Day
  • 10 December - Human Rights Day
  • 11 December - International Mountain Day
  • 18 December - International Migrant's Day
  • 19 December - United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation