Annual International Days & Dates

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Annual International Days and Dates
Annual International Days and Dates

Annual International Days are proposed by UN members. The United Nations assigns precise decades, years, weeks, and days as an occasion to spread the awareness regarding the global problems, to celebrate and remember past historical events, nature awareness, world heritage and culture. Usually, it is one or more UN Member states that propose of this awareness and the General Assembly builds it up with a resolution. On occasion, the celebrations are represented by the specific agencies of the United Nations, such as UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO, etc. When the UN members concern the issues that fall within the scope of their accomplishment. Some of them may be later adopted by the General Assembly.

Check the List of Annual International days Celebrated Across Globe:

Important Dates and Days of January

Date International day
4th January World Braille Day
24th January International Day of Education
27th January International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

Important Dates and Days of February

Date International day
4th February World Cancer Day
6th February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
10th February World Pulses Day
11th February International Day of Women and Girls in Science
13th February World Radio Day
20th February World Day of Social Justice
21st February International Mother Language Day

Important Dates and Days of March

Date International day
1st March Zero Discrimination Day
3rd March World Wildlife Day
8th March International Women’s Day
20th March International Day of Happiness
21st March
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • World Poetry Day
  • International Day of Nowruz[Persian New Year]
  • World Down Syndrome Day
  • International Day of Forests
22nd March World Water Day
23rd March World Meteorological Day
24th March
  • World Tuberculosis Day
  • International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
25th March
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

Important Dates and Days of April

Date International day
2nd April World Autism Awareness Day
4th April International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
6th April International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
7th April
  • International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda
  • World Health Day
12th April International Day of Human Space Flight
18th April International Day For Monuments and Sites
21st April World Creativity and Innovation Day
22nd April Earth Day
23rd April World Book and Copyright Day
25th April World Malaria Day
26th April
  • International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
  • World Intellectual Property Day
28th April World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29th April
  • Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
  • International Dance Day
30th April International Jazz Day

Important Dates and Days of May

Date International day
First full moon in May Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon [Buddha Day]
2nd May World Tuna Day
3rd May World Press Freedom Day
8th & 9th May Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
Second weekend in May World Migratory Bird Day
15th May International Day of Families
16th May
  • International Day of Living Together in Peace
  • International Day of Light
17th May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
20th May World Bee Day
21st May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22nd May International Day for Biological Diversity
23rd May International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
29th May International Day of UN Peacekeepers
30th May World No-Tobacco Day

Important Dates and Days of June

Date International day
1st June Global Day of Parents
3rd June World Bicycle Day
4th June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5th June
  • World Environment Day
  • International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
8th June World Oceans Day
12th June World Day Against Child Labour
13th June International Albinism Awareness Day
14th June World Blood Donor Day
15th June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16th June International Day of Family Remittances
17th June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
18th June Sustainable Gastronomy Day
19th June International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
20th June World Refugee Day
21st June International Day of Yoga
23rd June
  • United Nations Public Service Day
  • International Widows’ Day
25th June Day of the Seafarer
26th June
  • International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
27th June Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
29th June International Day of the Tropics
30th June
  • International Asteroid Day
  • International Day of Parliamentarism

Important Dates and Days of July

Date International day
First Saturday in July International Day of Cooperatives
11th July World Population Day
15th July World Youth Skills Day
18th July Nelson Mandela International Day
28th July World Hepatitis Day
30th July
  • International Day of Friendship
  • World Day against Trafficking in Persons

Important Dates and Days of August

Date International day
9th August International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
12th August International Youth Day
19th August World Humanitarian Day
21st August International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
23rd August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
29th August International Day against Nuclear Tests
30th August International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

Important Dates and Days of September

Date International day
5th September International Day of Charity
8th September International Literacy Day
10th September World Suicide Prevention Day
15th September United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
16th September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
21st September International Day of Peace
23rd September International Day of Sign Languages
26th September International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
27th September World Tourism Day
28th September
  • World Rabies Day
  • International Day for Universal Access to Information
30th September International Translation Day
Last Thursday of September World Maritime Day

Important Dates and Days of October

Date International day
First Monday in October World Habitat Day
1st October International Day of Older Persons
2nd October International Day of Non-Violence
5th October World Teachers’ Day
9th October World Post Day
10th October World Mental Health Day
11th October International Day of the Girl Child
13th October International Day for Disaster Reduction
15th October International Day of Rural Women
Global Handwashing Day
16th October World Food Day
17th October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
20th October (every five years, years divisible by 5) World Statistics Day
24th October
  • United Nations Day
  • World Development Information Day
27th October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
31st October World Cities Day

Important Dates and Days of November

Date International day
2nd November International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
5th November World Tsunami Awareness Day
6th November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
10th November World Science Day for Peace and Development
14th November World Diabetes Day
16th November International Day for Tolerance
Third Thursday in November World Philosophy Day
Third Sunday in November World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
19th November World Toilet Day
20th November
  • Africa Industrialization Day
  • Universal Children’s Day
21st November World Television Day
25th November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
29th November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

Important Dates and Days of December

Date International day
1st December World AIDS Day
2nd December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3rd December International Day of Persons with Disabilities
5th December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
World Soil Day
7th December International Civil Aviation Day
9th December
  • International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
  • International Anti-Corruption Day
10th December Human Rights Day
11th December International Mountain Day
18th December International Migrants Day
20th December International Human Solidarity Day

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