Important Days: International and World Important Days

International and World Important Days



27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

4 February

World Cancer Day [WHO].

6 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation [WHO].

13 February

World Radio Day [UNESCO].

20 February

World Day of Social Justice.

21 February

International Mother Language Day [UNESCO].

8 March

International Women's Day.

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

21 March

World Poetry Day [UNESCO].

21 March

International Day of Nowruz.

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day.

22 March

World Water Day.

23 March

World Meteorological Day [WMO].

24 March

World Tuberculosis Day [WHO].

24 March

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims.

25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.

25 March

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members.

2 April

World Autism Awareness Day.

4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

7 April

Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide.

7 April

World Health Day [WHO].

12 April

International Day of Human Space Flight.

22 April

International Mother Earth Day.

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day [UNESCO].

25 April

World Malaria Day [WHO].

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO].

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at
Work [ILO].

29 April

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare.

30 April

International Jazz Day.

3 May

World Press Freedom Day.

5 May

Day of Vesak.

8-9 May

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War.

12-13 May

World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP].

15 May

International Day of Families.

17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day [ITU].

21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development.

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity.

29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers.

31 May

World No-Tobacco Day [WHO].

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression.

5 June

World Environment Day [UNEP].

8 June

World Oceans Day.

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour [ILO].

14 June

World Blood Donor Day [WHO].

15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought.

20 June

World Refugee Day.

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day.

23 June

International Widow’s Day.

25 June

Day of the Seafarer [IMO].

26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

26 June

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

7 July

(First Saturday in July)

International Day of Cooperatives.

11 July

World Population Day.

18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day.

28 July

World Hepatitis Day [WHO].

30 July

International Day of Friendship.

9 August

International Day of the World's Indigenous People.

12 August

International Youth Day.

19 August

World Humanitarian Day.

23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition [UNESCO].

29 August

International Day against Nuclear Tests.

30 August

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.

8 September

International Literacy Day [UNESCO].

10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO].

15 September

International Day of Democracy.

16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer.

21 September

International Day of Peace.

27 September

World Tourism Day [UNWTO].

27 September

(Last week of September)

World Maritime Day [IMO].

28 September

World Rabies Day [WHO].

29 September

(Last Saturday in September)

World Heart Day [WHO].

1 October

(First Monday

in October)

World Habitat Day.

1 October

International Day of Older Persons.

2 October

International Day of Non-Violence.

5 October

World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO].

9 October

World Post Day [UPU].

10 October

World Mental Health Day [WHO].

11 October

International Day of the Girl Child.

11 October (Second Thursday in October)

World Sight Day [WHO].

13 October

International Day for Disaster Reduction.

15 October

International Day of Rural Women.

16 October

World Food Day [FAO].

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty.

24 October

United Nations Day.

24 October

World Development Information Day.

27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage [UNESCO].

6 November

International Day for Preventing the
Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict.

10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development[UNESCO].

12 November

World Pneumonia Day [WHO].

14 November

World Diabetes Day [WHO].

15 November (Third Thursday in November)

World Philosophy Day [UNESCO].

16 November

International Day for Tolerance.

16 November

World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day[WHO].

17 November (Third Sunday in November)

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims[WHO].

20 November

Universal Children’s Day.

20 November

Africa Industrialization Day.

21 November

World Television Day.

25 November

International Day for the Elimination of
Violence against Women.

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with the
Palestinian People.

1 December

World AIDS Day.

2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery.

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities.

5 December

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development.

7 December

International Civil Aviation Day [ICAO].

9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day.

10 December

Human Rights Day.

11 December

International Mountain Day.

18 December

International Migrants Day.

19 December

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation.

20 December

International Human Solidarity Day.

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