UN OBSERVANCES

 

DAYS    WEEKS    YEARS    DECADES

International Days

JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN   JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC

JANUARY
    27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

       
 FEBRUARY
    4 February

World Cancer Day [WHO]

   

6 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation [WHO]

   

13 February

World Radio Day [UNESCO]

    20 February

World Day of Social Justice

    21 February

International Mother Language Day

       
  MARCH
     8 March

International Women's Day

     20 March

French Language Day at the UN

     20 March International Day of Happiness 
     21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

   

 21 March

International Day of Nowruz

     21 March

World Poetry Day [UNESCO]

     21 March

World Down Syndrome Day

     21 March International Day of Forests and the Tree
     22 March

World Water Day

     23 March

World Meteorological Day [WMO]

     24 March

World Tuberculosis Day [WHO]

     24 March

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

     25 March

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

     25 March The International Day of Remembrance for the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
       
APRIL
    2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

    4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

    7 April

World Health Day [WHO]

    7 April

Commemoration of the Genocide in Rwanda

    12 April International Day of Human Space Flight
    20 April

Chinese Language Day at the UN

   

22 April

International Mother Earth Day

    23 April

English Language Day at the UN

    23 April

World Book and Copyright Day [UNESCO]

    25 April

World Malaria Day [WHO]

    26 April

World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

    28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work [ILO]

    29 April

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

    30 April

International Jazz Day [UNESCO]

       
MAY
   

3 May

World Press Freedom Day

    5 May Day of Vesak
    8-9 May

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

    12-13 May

World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]

    15 May

International Day of Families

    17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

    21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

   

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity

    29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers

    31 May

World No-Tobacco Day [WHO]

       
JUNE
   

1 June

Global Day of Parents

    4 June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
    5 June

World Environment Day

    6 June

Russian Language Day at the UN

    8 June

World Oceans Day

    12 June

World Day Against Child Labour [ILO]

    14 June

World Blood Donor Day [WHO]

    15 June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
    17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

    20 June

World Refugee Day

   

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day

    23 June

International Widow’s Day

    25 June

Day of the Seafarer

    26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

    26 June

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

       
JULY
    First Saturday
of July

International Day of Cooperatives

    11 July

World Population Day

    18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day

    28 July

World Hepatitis Day [WHO]

    30 July

International Day of Friendship

       
AUGUST
    9 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

    12 August

International Youth Day

    19 August

World Humanitarian Day

    23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition[UNESCO]

    29 August

International Day against Nuclear Tests

    30 August

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

       
SEPTEMBER
    5 September

International Day of Charity

    8 September International Literacy Day [UNESCO]
    10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]

    12 September United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation   
    15 September

International Day of Democracy

    16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

    21 September

International Day of Peace

    27 September

World Tourism Day [WTO]

    Last Saturday of September

World Heart Day [WHO]

    28 September

World Rabies Day [WHO]

   

Last week of September

World Maritime Day [IMO] (24 September)
       
OCTOBER
    1 October

International Day of Older Persons

    2 October

International Day of Non-Violence

 

First Monday
in October

World Habitat Day

    5 October

World Teacher's Day

    9 October

World Post Day [UPU]

    10 October

World Mental Health Day [WHO]

    11 October International Day of the Girl Child
    12 October

Spanish Language Day at the UN

   

Second Thursday
in October

World Sight Day [WHO]

    13 October

International Day for Disaster Reduction

    15 October

International Day of Rural Women

    16 October

World Food Day

     17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

    20 October

World Statistics Day

    24 October

United Nations Day

    24 October

World Development Information Day

    27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage [UNESCO]

       
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]

    12 November

World Pneumonia Day [WHO]

    14 November

World Diabetes Day [WHO]

    16 November

International Day for Tolerance

   

Third Thursday
in November

World Philosophy Day [UNESCO]

    16 November

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day [WHO]

    Third Sunday
in November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

    20 November

Universal Children’s Day

    20 November

Africa Industrialization Day

    21 November

World Television Day

    25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    29 November

 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

       
  DECEMBER
    1 December

World AIDS Day

    2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

    3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

    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 Migrants Day

    18 December

Arabic Language Day at the UN

    20 December

International Human Solidarity Day

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