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United Nations Observances

Health

Days
4 February World Cancer Day
6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation A/RES/67/146
1 March Zero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS]
21 March World Down Syndrome Day A/RES/66/149
draft A/C.3/66/L.27
24 March World Tuberculosis Day [WHO] WMO/EC-XII/Res.6
2 April World Autism Awareness Day A/RES/62/139
7 April World Health Day [WHO] WHA/A.2/Res.35
25 April World Malaria Day [WHO]
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work [ILO]
23 May International Day to End Obstetric Fistula A/RES/67/147
31 May World No-Tobacco Day [WHO] Resolution 42.19 of the 42nd session of WHO
14 June World Blood Donor Day [WHO] WHA58.13
21 June International Day of Yoga A/RES/69/131
A/69/L.17 (draft)
26 June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking A/RES/42/112
28 July World Hepatitis Day
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]
28 September World Rabies Day [WHO]
10 October World Mental Health Day [WHO]
13 October (Second Thursday in October) World Sight Day [WHO]
12 November World Pneumonia Day [WHO]
14 November World Diabetes Day [WHO] A/RES/61/225
17 November World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day [WHO]
(Third Sunday in November) World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims A/RES/60/5
1 December World AIDS Day
Weeks
23–29 April 2007 UN Global Road Safety Week A/RES/60/5
1–7 August World Breastfeeding Week (WHO)
Years
2008 International Year of Sanitation A/RES/61/192
2005 International Year for Sport and Physical Education A/RES/58/5
1994 International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal A/RES/48/10
1961 International Health and Medical Research Year A/RES/1283 (XIII)
Decades
2011–2020 Decade of Action for Road Safety A/RES/64/255
2001–2010 Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa A/RES/60/221
1991–2000 United Nations Decade Against Drug Abuse A/RES/S-17/2
1981–1990 International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade A/RES/35/18