International Days

International Days

January

4 January —-  World Braille Day 

24 January —-  International Day of Education 

27 January —-  International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust 

February 

4 February —-   World Cancer Day

6 February —- International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 

10 February —-  World Pulses Day 

11 February —-  International Day of Women and Girls in Science 

13 February —-  World Radio Day  

20 February —-  World Day of Social Justice  

21 February —- International Mother Language Day 

March 

1 March —-  Zero Discrimination Day  [UNAIDS]

3 March —- World Wildlife Day  

8 March —- International Women’s Day

20 March —- International Day of Happiness 

20 March —- French Language Day (French)

21 March —- International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  

21 March —- World Poetry Day (UNESCO 30 C/Resolution 29)

21 March —- International Day of Nowruz  

21 March —- World Down Syndrome Day 

21 March —- International Day of Forests 

22 March —-  World Water Day  

23 March —-   World Meteorological Day  [WMO] (WMO/EC-XII/Res.6)

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 Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade  

25 March —- International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

April 

2 April —- World Autism Awareness Day  

4 April —- International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action  

6 April —- International Day of Sport for Development and Peace  

7 April —- International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda 

7 April —- World Health Day  [WHO]  (WHA/A.2/Res.35)

12 April —- International Day of Human Space Flight  

20 April —- Chinese Language Day (Chinese)

21 April —- World Creativity and Innovation Day 

22 April —- International Mother Earth Day 

23 April —- World Book and Copyright Day 

23 April —- English Language Day 

23 April —- Spanish Language Day (Spanish)

24 April —- International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace 

25 April —- (starting in 2020) International Delegate’s Day 

25 April —- World Malaria Day [WHO]

25 April —- International Girls in ICT Day 

26 April —- International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day 

26 April —- World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

28 April —- World Day for Safety and Health at Work

30 April —- International Jazz Day (UNESCO 36 C/Resolution 39)

May 

2 May —- World Tuna Day 

3 May —- World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO 26 C/Resolution 4.3)

8-9 May —- Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War  

11 May —- (second Saturday of May —- ) World Migratory Bird Day  [UNEP]

15 May —- International Day of Families  

16 May —- International Day of Living Together in Peace 

16 May —- International Day of Light [UNESCO] (UNESCO 39 C/Resolution 16)

17 May —- World Telecommunication and Information Society Day  

17 May —- “Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon 

20 May —- World Bee Day 

21 May —- World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development  

22 May —- International Day for Biological Diversity  

23 May —- International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 

29 May —- International Day of UN Peacekeepers  

31 May —- World No-Tobacco Day [WHO] (WHA Resolution 42.19)

June

1 June —- Global Day of Parents  

3 June —- World Bicycle Day 

4 June —- International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression 

5 June —- World Environment Day

5 June —- International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing 

6 June —- Russian Language Day (Russian)

7 June —-   World Food Safety Day 

8 June —- World Oceans Day

12 June —-  World Day Against Child Labour

13 June —- International Albinism Awareness Day 

14 June —- World Blood Donor Day  [WHO]  

15 June —- World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  

16 June —- International Day of Family Remittances 

17 June —- World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 

18 June —- Sustainable Gastronomy Day (A/RES/71/246)

19 June —- International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict 

20 June —- World Refugee Day 

21 June —-  International Day of Yoga 

21 June —-  International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice 

23 June —- United Nations Public Service Day 

23 June —- International Widows’ Day  

25 June —- Day of the Seafarer [IMO] 

26 June —- International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  

26 June —-  United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture  

27 June —-  Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day 

29 June —-  International Day of the Tropics 

30 June —- International Asteroid Day 

30 June —- International Day of Parliamentarism 

July 

6 July —- (first Saturday in July) International Day of Cooperatives  

11 July —- World Population Day  

15 July —- World Youth Skills Day 

18 July —- Nelson Mandela International Day  

28 July —-   World Hepatitis Day  [WHO]

30 July —- International Day of Friendship  

30 July —- World Day against Trafficking in Persons  

August 

9 August —- International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples 

12 August —-  International Youth Day  

19 August —- World Humanitarian Day  

21 August —- International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism 

22 August —- International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief 

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  

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  

23 September —- International Day of Sign Languages 

26 September —- International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons  

26 September —- (last Thursday of September) World Maritime Day )

28 September —- International Day for Universal Access to Information [UNESCO] 

27 September —- World Tourism Day

28 September —- World Rabies Day [WHO]

30 September —- International Translation Day 

October 

1 October —- International Day of Older Persons  

2 October —- International Day of Non-Violence  

5 October —- World Teachers’ Day  [UNESCO]  

7 October —- (first Monday in October) World Habitat Day  

9 October —- World Post Day  

10 October —- World Mental Health Day [WHO]

11 October —- International Day of the Girl Child  

12 October —- (second Saturday of October) World Migratory Bird Day  [UNEP]

13 October —- International Day for Disaster Reduction 

15 October —- International Day of Rural Women  

16 October —- World Food Day  [FAO] 

17 October —- International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  

20 October —- (every five years, beginning in 2010) World Statistics Day

24 October —- United Nations Day  

24 October —- World Development Information Day  

27 October —- World Day for Audiovisual Heritage  

31 October —- World Cities Day 

November 

2 November —- International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists  

5 November —- World Tsunami Awareness Day 

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

14 November —- World Diabetes Day  

16 November —- International Day for Tolerance  

17 November —- (third Sunday in November) World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims  

19 November —- World Toilet Day 

20 November —- Africa Industrialization Day  

20 November —- Universal Children’s Day 

21 November —- World Television Day  

21 November —- (third Thursday in November) World Philosophy Day 

25 November —- International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  

29 November —- International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 

30 November —- Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 

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 

5 December —- World Soil Day 

7 December —- International Civil Aviation Day

9 December —- International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime 

9 December —- International Anti-Corruption Day  

10 December —- Human Rights Day 

11 December —- International Mountain Day  

12 December —- International Day of Neutrality

12 December —- International Universal Health Coverage Day 

18 December —- International Migrants Day  

18 December —- Arabic Language Day (Arabic)

20 December —- International Human Solidarity Day  

 

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