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International Days

TopJanuary
27 January International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust A/RES/60/7
TopFebruary
4 February World Cancer Day
6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation A/RES/67/146
13 February World Radio Day [UNESCO]
20 February World Day of Social Justice A/RES/62/10
21 February International Mother Language Day [UNESCO] A/RES/56/262
30C/62
TopMarch
1 March Zero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS]
3 March World Wildlife Day A/RES/68/205
8 March International Women's Day
20 March International Day of Happiness A/RES/66/281
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
21 March World Down Syndrome Day A/RES/66/149
draft A/C.3/66/L.27
21 March International Day of Forests and the Tree A/RES/67/200
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
25 March International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade A/RES/62/122
25 March International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
TopApril
2 April World Autism Awareness Day A/RES/62/139
4 April International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action A/RES/60/97
6 April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace A/RES/67/296
7 April Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
7 April World Health Day [WHO] WHA/A.2/Res.35
12 April International Day of Human Space Flight A/RES/65/271
22 April International Mother Earth Day A/RES/63/278
23 April World Book and Copyright Day Resolution 3.18 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference
23 April English Language Day 
25 April World Malaria Day [WHO]
26 April World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 April Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
30 April International Jazz Day
TopMay
3 May World Press Freedom Day
8-9 May Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War A/RES/59/26
10-11 May World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]
13 May "Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon
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
23 May International Day to End Obstetric Fistula A/RES/67/147
29 May International Day of UN Peacekeepers
A/RES/57/129
31 May World No-Tobacco Day [WHO] Resolution 42.19 of the 42nd session of WHO
TopJune
1 June Global Day of Parents A/RES/66/292
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)
8 June World Oceans Day A/RES/63/111
12 June World Day Against Child Labour
14 June World Blood Donor Day [WHO] WHA58.13
15 June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day A/RES/66/127
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 Widows' Day A/RES/65/189
25 June Day of the Seafarer [IMO] 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
TopJuly
5 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
28 July World Hepatitis Day [WHO]
30 July International Day of Friendship A/RES/65/275
30 July World Day against Trafficking in Persons A/RES/68/192
TopAugust
9 August International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 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
29 August International Day against Nuclear Tests A/RES/64/35
30 August International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances A/RES/65/209
TopSeptember
5 September International Day of Charity A/RES/67/105
draft A/67/L.45
8 September International Literacy Day [UNESCO] Resolution 1.141 of the 14th session of the UNESCO General Conference
12 September United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation A/RES/58/220
15 September International Day of Democracy A/RES/62/7
16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer A/RES/49/114
21 September International Day of Peace A/RES/36/67
A/RES/55/282
25 September
(Last week of September)
World Maritime Day [IMO] IMCO/C XXXVIII/21
26 September International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons A/RES/68/32
27 September World Tourism Day [UNWTO]
TopOctober
1 October International Day of Older Persons A/RES/45/106
2 October International Day of Non-Violence A/RES/61/271
5 October World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO] UNESCOPRESSE,
vol.4, no.17, p.9
6 October
(First Monday
in October)
World Habitat Day A/RES/40/202 A
9 October World Post Day UPU/Tokyo Congress 1969/Res.C.11
11 October International Day of the Girl Child A/RES/66/170
13 October International Day for Disaster Reduction A/RES/44/236
A/RES/64/200
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
24 October United Nations Day
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]
TopNovember
2 November International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists A/RES/68/163
draft A/68/456/Add.2
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
14 November World Diabetes Day 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
16 November
(Third Sunday
in November)
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims A/RES/60/5
19 November World Toilet Day A/67/L.75 (draft)
20 November Universal Children’s Day
20 November
(Third Thursday
in November)
World Philosophy Day
21 November World Television Day A/RES/51/205
22 November Africa Industrialization Day A/RES/44/237
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
TopDecember
1 December World AIDS Day
2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities A/RES/47/3
5 December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development A/RES/40/212
5 December World Soil Day A/RES/68/232
Draft:  A/68/444
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
A/RES/423 (V)
11 December International Mountain Day A/RES/57/245
18 December International Migrants Day A/RES/55/93
20 December International Human Solidarity Day A/RES/60/209