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United Nations Day Observances

January
International Holocaust Remembrance Day January 27 International Holocaust Remembrance Day
February
World Cancer Day February 4 World Cancer Day
International Day of Women and Girls in Science February 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science
World Day of Social Justice February 20 World Day of Social Justice
February 21 International Mother Language Day
March
Zero Discrimination Day March 1 Zero Discrimination Day
World Wildlife Day March 3 World Wildlife Day
International Womens Day March 8 International Women's Day
International Day of Happiness March 20 International Day of Happiness
International Day of Forests March 21 International Day of Forests
March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
World Water Day March 22 World Water Day
World Meteorological Day March 23 World Meteorological Day
April
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day
April 6 International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
World Health Day April 7 World Health Day
International Day of Human Space Flight April 12 International Day of Human Space Flight
April 21 World Creativity and Innovation Day
International Mother Earth Day April 22 International Mother Earth Day
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day
April 25 World Malaria Day
April 26 World Intellectual Property Day
World Day for Safety and Health at Work April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work
International Jazz Day April 30 International Jazz Day
May
World Tuna Day May 2 World Tuna Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day
World Migratory Bird Day May 11 World Migratory Bird Day
May 15 International Day of Families
May 16 International Day of Light
International Day of Living Together in Peace May 16 International Day of Living Together in Peace
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day May 17 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
World Bee Day May 20 World Bee Day
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
International Day for Biological Diversity May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity
International Day of UN Peacekeepers May 29 International Day of UN Peacekeepers
World No Tobacco Day May 31 World No Tobacco Day
June
Global Day of Parents June 1 Global Day of Parents
World Bicycle Day June 3 World Bicycle Day
World Environment Day June 5 World Environment Day
World Oceans Day June 8 World Oceans Day
June 12 World Day Against Child Labour
International Albinism Awareness Day June 13 International Albinism Awareness Day
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
June 16 International Day of Family Remittances
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Sustainable Gastronomy Day June 18 Sustainable Gastronomy Day
World Refugee Day June 20 World Refugee Day
International Day of Yoga June 21 International Day of Yoga
United Nations Public Service Day June 23 United Nations Public Service Day
June 23 International Widows’ Day
Day of the Seafarer June 25 Day of the Seafarer
June 27 Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
International Day of the Tropics June 29 International Day of the Tropics
International Asteroid Day June 30 International Asteroid Day
International Day of Parliamentarism June 30 International Day of Parliamentarism
July
July 6 International Day of Cooperatives
July 11 World Population Day
July 15 World Youth Skills Day
July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day
July 28 World Hepatitis Day
July 30 International Day of Friendship
July 30 World Day against Trafficking in Persons
August
August 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
International Youth Day August 12 International Youth Day
August 19 World Humanitarian Day
International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism August 21 International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
August 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
August 29 International Day Against Nuclear Tests
August 30 International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
September
September 5 International Day of Charity
International Literacy Day September 8 International Literacy Day
September 12 International Day for South-South Cooperation
September 15 International Day of Democracy
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
International Day of Peace September 21 International Day of Peace
International Day of Sign Languages September 23 International Day of Sign Languages
September 26 International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
September 26 World Maritime Day
World Tourism Day September 27 World Tourism Day
September 28 International Day for Universal Access to Information
September 28 World Rabies Day
International Translation Day September 30 International Translation Day
October
International Day of Older Persons October 1 International Day of Older Persons
International Day of Non-Violence October 2 International Day of Non-Violence
World Teachers Day October 5 World Teachers Day
World Habitat Day October 7 World Habitat Day
World Post Day October 9 World Post Day
International Day of the Girl October 11 International Day of the Girl
International Day for Disaster Reduction October 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction
International Day of Rural Women October 15 International Day of Rural Women
World Food Day October 16 World Food Day
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 20 World Statistics Day
October 24 United Nations Day
October 24 World Development Information Day
October 27 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
World Cities Day October 31 World Cities Day
November
November 2 International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
World Tsunami Awareness Day November 5 World Tsunami Awareness Day
November 6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
World Science Day for Peace and Development November 10 World Science Day for Peace and Development
November 14 World Diabetes Day
International Day for Tolerance November 16 International Day for Tolerance
November 17 World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
World Toilet Day November 19 World Toilet Day
November 20 Africa Industrialization Day
November 20 World Children's Day
November 21 World Television Day
November 21 World Philosophy Day
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
November 30 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
December
World Aids Day December 1 World AIDS Day
December 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities
International Volunteer Day December 5 International Volunteer Day
World Soil Day December 5 World Soil Day
December 7 International Civil Aviation Day
International Anti-Corruption Day December 9 International Anti-Corruption Day
Human Rights Day December 10 Human Rights Day
Mountain Day December 11 Mountain Day
December 12 International Day of Neutrality
Health Coverage Day December 12 International Universal Health Coverage Day
December 18 International Migrants Day
December 20 International Human Solidarity Day