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International Years

    2014
    International Year of Small Island Developing States
    International Year of Crystallography
    International Year of Family Farming
    International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
     
    2013
    International Year of Water Cooperation
    International Year of Quinoa
     
    2012
    International Year of Cooperatives
    International Year of Sustainable Energy for All
     
    2011
    International Year for People of African Descent
    International Year of Chemistry
    International Year of Forests
    International Year of Youth (12 August 2010 — 11 August 2011)
     
    2010
    International Year of Youth (12 August 2010 — 11 August 2011)
    International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
    International Year of Biodiversity
    International Year of the Seafarer
     
    2009
    International Year of Reconciliation
    International Year of Natural Fibres
    International Year of Human Rights Learning
    International Year of Astronomy
    Year of the Gorilla (UNEP and UNESCO)
     
    2008
    International Year of Planet Earth
    International Year of Languages
    International Year of Sanitation
    International Year of the Potato
     
    2007/08
    International Polar Year  (WMO)
     
    2006
    International Year of Deserts and Desertification
     
    2005
    International Year of Microcredit
    International Year for Sport and Physical Education
    International Year of Physics
     
    2004
    International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition
    International Year of Rice
   
2003
    Year of Kyrgyz Statehood
    International Year of Freshwater
    2002
    United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage
    International Year of Mountains
    International Year of Ecotourism
     
    2001
    United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations
    International Year of Volunteers
    International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
     
    2000
    International Year of Thanksgiving
    International Year for the Culture of Peace

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