Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) decided to observe October 16 as World Food Day in November 1979. The UN General Assembly ratified this decision on December 5, 1980.
UN decided to celebrate October 15 as International Day of Rural Women on 18 December 2007 and the first International Day of Rural Women was observed in 2008.
Every October 13 is observed as International Day for Disaster Reduction with an aim to encourage everyone and government to take part in building more disaster resilient communities and nations.
The United Nations General Assembly on December 19, 2011 declared 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child.
Every year October 9 is observed as World Post Day. The date is the anniversary of the establishment of the Universal Postal Union (UPU) in 1874 in the Swiss capital, Berne.