Important Days


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January

Date Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
January 04 World Braille Day Internationally
January 27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of Holocaust UN

February

Date Events or Celebration or Observations Organized By / Celebrated In
February 04 World Cancer Day UICC, UN
February 06 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genitile Mutation UN
February 13 World Radio Day UNESCO
February 21 International Mother Language Day UNESCO

March

Date Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
March 01 Zero Discrimination Day UN
March 03 World Wildlife Day UN
March 08 International Women’s Day UN
March 20 International Day of Happiness UN
March 21 International Day of Elimination of Racial Discrimination UN
March 21 World Poetry Day UNESCO
March 21 International Day of Nowruz UN
March 21 World Down Syndrome Day UN
March 21 International Day of Forests and the Tree UN
March 22 World Water Day UN
March 23 World Mateorological Day WMO
March 24 World Tuberculosis Day WHO
March 24 International Day for the Right to the Truth Concerning Gross Human Rights Violation and for Dignity of Victims UN
March 25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade UN
March 25 International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members UN

April

Date Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
April 02 World Autism Awareness Day UN
April 04 International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action UN
April 06 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace UN
April 07 Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide UN
April 07 World Health Day WHO
April 12 International Day of Human Space Flight UN
April 22 International Mother Earth Day UN
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day UNESCO
April 23 English Language Day UN
April 25 World Malaria Day WHO
April 26 World Intellectual Property Day WPO
April 28 World Day of Safety and Health at Work UN
April 29 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare UN
April 30 International Jazz Day UN

May

Date Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
May 03 World Press Freedom Day UN
May 08 – 09 Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War UN
May 10 – 11 World Migratory Bird Day UNEP
May 13 “Vesak” the Day of the Full Moon UN
May 15 International Day of Families UN
May 17 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day ITU, UN
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development UN
May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity UN
May 23 International Day to End Obstetric Fistula UN
May 29 International Day of UN Peacekeepers UN
May 31 World No – Tobacco Day WHO

June

Date Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
June 01 Global Day of Parents UN
June 04 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression UN
June 05 World Environment Day UNEP
June 08 World Oceans Day UN
June 12 World Day against Child Labour UN
June 14 World Blood Donor Day WHO
June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day UN
June 17 World Day to Combat Desertiffication and Drought UN
June 20 World Refugee Day UN
June 21 World Yoga Day UN
June 23 United Nations Public Service Day UN
June 23 International Widows’ Day UN
June 25 Day of Seafarer IMO
June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking UN
June 26 United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture UN

 

 


July

Date  Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
July (First Saturday) International Day of Cooperatives UN
July 11 World Population Day UN
July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day UN
July 28 World Hepatitis Day WHO
July 30 International Day of Friendship UN
July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons UN

August

Date Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
August 09 International Day of the World’s Indigenous People UN
August 12 International Youth Day UN
August 19 World Humanitarian Day UN
August 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition UNESCO
August 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests UN
August 30 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances UN

September

Date Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
September 05 International Day of Charity UN
September 08 International Literacy Day UNESCO
September 12 United Nations Day for South – South Cooperation UN
September 15 International Day of Democracy UN
September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer UN
September 21 International Day of Peace UN
September (Last Week of September) World Maritime Day IMO
September 27 World Tourism Day UNWTO

October

Date  Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
October 01 International Day for Older Persons UN
October 02 International Day of Non-Violence UN
October 05 World Teachers’ Day UNESCO
October (First Monday) World Habitat Day UN
October 09 World Post Day UN
October 11 International Day of the Girl Child UN
October 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction UN
October 15 International Day of Rural Women UN
October 16 World Food Day FAO, UN
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty UN
October 24 United Nations Day UN
October 24 World Development Information Day UN
October 27 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage UNESCO

November

Date Event or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Celebrated In
November 02 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists UN
November 06 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict UN
November 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development UN
November 14 World Diabetes Day UN, WHO
November 16 International Day for Tolerance UNESCO
November (Third Sunday) World Day of Remembrance of Road Traffic Victims UN
November 19 World Toilet Day UN
November 20 Universal Children’s Day UN
November (Third Thursday) World Philosophy Day UN
November 21 World Television Day UN
November 22 Africa Industrialization Day UN
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women UN
November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People UN

December

Date  Events or Celebration or Observation Organized By / Organized In
December 01 World AIDS Day UN
December 02 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery UN
December 03 International Day of Persons with Disability UN
December 05 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development UN
December 05 World Soil Day UN
December 07 International Civil Aviation Day ICAO
December 09 International Anti – Curruption Day UN
December 10 Human Rights Day UN
December 11 International Mountain Day UN
December 18 International Migrants Day UN
December 20 International Human Solidarity Day UN

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