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United Nations Observances

Cultural Diversity

Days
13 February World Radio Day [UNESCO]
21 February International Mother Language Day [UNESCO] A/RES/56/262
20 March International Day of Happiness A/RES/66/281
20 March French Language Day at the UN
21 March International Day of Nowruz A/RES/64/253
20 April Chinese Language Day at the UN
23 April English Language Day at the UN
30 April International Jazz Day
5 May Day of Vesak A/RES/54/115
21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development A/RES/57/249
6 June Russian Language Day at the UN
30 July International Day of Friendship A/RES/65/275
(draft resolution A/65/L.72)
12 October Spanish Language Day at the UN
27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage [UNESCO]
18 December Arabic Language Day at the UN
Weeks
1–7 February
(First week of February)
World Interfaith Harmony Week A/RES/65/5
Years
2010 International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures A/RES/62/90
2008 International Year of Languages A/RES/61/266
2003 Year of Kyrgyz Statehood A/RES/57/248
2002 United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage A/RES/56/8
2001 United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations A/RES/53/22
2000 International Year of Thanksgiving A/RES/52/16
2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace A/RES/52/15
Decades
2001–2010 International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World A/RES/59/143
1988–1997 World Decade for Cultural Development A/RES/41/187