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International Decades

2015–2024
International Decade for People of African Descent A/RES/68/237
2014–2024
United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All A/RES/67/215
2011–2020
Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism A/RES/65/119
United Nations Decade on Biodiversity A/RES/65/161
Decade of Action for Road Safety A/RES/64/255
2010–2020
United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification A/RES/62/195
2008–2017
Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty A/RES/62/205
2006–2016
Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development of the Affected Regions
(third decade after the Chernobyl disaster)
A/RES/62/9
2005–2015
International Decade for Action, “Water for Life” A/RES/58/217
2005–2014
United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development A/RES/57/254
Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People A/RES/59/174
2003–2012
United Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All A/RES/56/116
2001–2010
International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World A/RES/53/25
Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa A/RES/60/221
Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism A/RES/55/146
1997–2006
Decade for The Eradication for Poverty A/RES/50/107
1995–2004
Decade for Human Rights Education A/RES/49/184
1994–2004
Decade of the World's Indigenous People A/RES/48/163
1993–2003
Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination A/RES/48/91
1991–2000
Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa A/RES/44/237
A/RES/47/177
Second Transport and Communications Decade in Africa A/RES/43/179
United Nations Decade Against Drug Abuse A/RES/S-17/2
Fourth United Nations Development Decade A/RES/45/199
1990–2000
International Decade for the Eradification of Colonialism A/RES/43/47
1990–1999
United Nations Decade of International Law A/RES/44/23
International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction A/RES/42/169
A/RES/44/236
1990s
Third Disarmament Decade A/RES/43/78 L
A/RES/45/62 A
1988–1997
World Decade for Cultural Development A/RES/41/187
1983–1993
Second Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination A/RES/38/14
1983–1992
United Nations Decade for Disabled Persons A/RES/37/53
1981–1990
International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade A/RES/35/18
Third United Nations Development Decade A/RES/35/56
1980–1990
Second Disarmament Decade A/RES/35/46
1980s
Industrial Development Decade for Africa A/RES/35/66 B
1978–1988
Transport and Communications Decade for Africa A/RES/32/160
1976–1985
United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace A/RES/3520 (XXX)
1973–1983
Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination A/RES/2919 (XXVII)
1971–1980
Second United Nations Development Decade A/RES/2626 (XXV)
1970s
Disarmament Decade A/RES/2602 E (XXIV)
1960–1970
United Nations Development Decade A/RES/1710 (XVI)