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 UN calendar 
International Days
International Years

International Days

January     

27 January

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

A/RES/60/7

February

4 February

World Cancer Day [WHO]

A/RES/62/10

20 February

World Day of Social Justice

A/RES/62/10

21 February

International Mother Language Day [UNESCO]

A/RES/56/262

March

8 March

International Women's Day
| 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 |
| 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 |

20 March

French Language Day at the UN

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

A/RES/2142 (XXI)

21 March

World Poetry Day [UNESCO]

21 March

International Day of Nowruz

A/RES/64/253

22 March

World Water Day

A/RES/47/193

23 March

World Meteorological Day  [WMO]

WMO/EC-XII/Res.6

24 March

World Tuberculosis Day [WHO]

WMO/EC-XII/Res.6

24 March

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

A/RES/65/196
(
A/65/451, draft resolution II)

25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

A/RES/62/122
<!--[draft res.
A/62/L.32] -->

April

2 April

World Autism Awareness Day

A/RES/62/139 <!--[draft res.
A/62/435] -->

4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

A/RES/60/97

7 April

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide

7 April

World Health Day [WHO]

WHA/A.2/Res.35

20 April

Chinese Language Day at the UN

22 April

International Mother Earth Day

A/RES/63/278

23 April

English Language Day at the UN

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day [UNESCO]

Resolution 3.18 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference

25 April

World Malaria Day [WHO]

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work [ILO]

May

3 May

World Press Freedom Day

A/DEC/48/432

8-9 May

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

A/RES/59/26

9-10 May

World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]

15 May

International Day of Families

A/RES/47/237

17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day [ITU]

A/RES/60/252

21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

A/RES/57/249

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity

A/RES/55/201

29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers
|
2010 | 2009 | 2008 - 60th Anniversary of UN Peacekeeping
|
2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

A/RES/57/129

31 May

World No-Tobacco Day [WHO]

Resolution 42.19
of the 42nd session of WHO

June

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

A/RES/ES-7/8

5 June

World Environment Day [UNEP]

A/RES/2994 (XXVII)

6 June

Russian Language Day at the UN

8 June

World Oceans Day

A/RES/63/111

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour [ILO]

14 June

World Blood Donor Day [WHO]

WHA58.13

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

A/RES/49/115

20 June

World Refugee Day

A/RES/55/76

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day

A/RES/57/277

23 June

International Widow’s Day

A/RES/65/189
(
A/65/449, draft resolution III)

25 June

Day of the Seafarer

STCW/CONF.2/DC.4

26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

A/RES/42/112

26 June

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

A/RES/52/149

July

2 July
(First Saturday
in July)

International Day of Cooperatives

A/RES/47/90

11 July

World Population Day

UNDP decision 89/46

18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day

A/RES/64/13

August

9 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous People

A/RES/49/214

12 August

International Youth Day

A/RES/54/120

19 August

World Humanitarian Day

A/RES/63/139

23 August

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

Decision 8.2
of the 150th session of the UNESCO Executive Board

26 August

Namibia Day

A/RES/3111(XXVIII)

29 August

International Day against Nuclear Tests

A/RES/64/35

September

8 September

International Literacy Day [UNESCO]

Resolution 1.141
of the 14th session of the UNESCO General Conference

10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]

15 September

International Day of Democracy

A/RES/62/7 <!--[draft res. A/62/L.9 + Add.1] -->

16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

A/RES/49/114

21 September

International Day of Peace
|2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

A/RES/36/67
A/RES/55/282

25 September
(Last Sunday in September)

World Heart Day [WHO]

27 September

World Tourism Day

28 September

World Rabies Day [WHO]

29 September
(Last week of September)

World Maritime Day

IMCO/C XXXVIII/21

October

1 October

International Day of Older Persons

A/RES/45/106

2 October

International Day of Non-Violence

A/RES/61/271

3 October
(First Monday
in October)

World Habitat Day

A/RES/40/202 A

5 October

World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO]

UNESCOPRESSE,
vol.4, no.17, p.9

9 October

World Post Day [UPU]

UPU/Tokyo Congress 1969/Res.C.11

10 October

World Mental Health Day [WHO]

12 October

Spanish Language Day at the UN

13 October

International Day for Disaster Reduction

A/RES/44/236
A/RES/64/200

13 October (Second Thursday
in October)

World Sight Day [WHO]

     

15 October

International Day of Rural Women

A/RES/62/136

16 October

World Food Day [FAO]

A/RES/35/70

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

A/RES/47/196

20 October

World Statistics Day

A/RES/64/267

24 October

United Nations Day
| 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2001

A/RES/168 (II) A/RES/2782 (XXVI)

24 October

World Development Information Day

A/RES/3038 (XXVII)

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

A/RES/56/4

10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development [UNESCO]

14 November

World Diabetes Day [WHO]

A/RES/61/225

16 November

International Day for Tolerance

Resolution 5.61
of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference


A/RES/51/95

17 November

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day [WHO]

17 November
(Third Thursday
in November)

World Philosophy Day [UNESCO]

20 November

Universal Children’s Day

 

20 November

Africa Industrialization Day

A/RES/44/237

20 November
(Third Sunday
in November

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims [WHO]

A/RES/60/5

21 November

World Television Day

A/RES/51/205

25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

A/RES/54/134

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

A/RES/32/40B

 December

1 December

World AIDS Day
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2001 | 2000

2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities
2010
| 2009 | 2008

A/RES/47/3

5 December

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

A/RES/40/212

7 December

International Civil Aviation Day [ICAO]

A/RES/51/33

9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day

A/RES/58/4

10 December

Human Rights Day
2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

A/RES/423 (V)

11 December

International Mountain Day

A/RES/57/245

18 December

International Migrants Day

A/RES/55/93

     

18 December

Arabic Language Day at the UN

19 December

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

A/RES/58/220

20 December

International Human Solidarity Day

A/RES/60/209

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