List of World International Days and Dates

international days and dates


27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (A/RES/60/7)


4 February

World Cancer Day

6 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (A/RES/67/146)

11 February

International Day of Women and Girls in Science (A/RES/70/212)

13 February

World Radio Day (A/RES/67/124)

20 February

World Day of Social Justice (A/RES/62/10)

21 February

International Mother Language Day (A/RES/56/262)


1 March

Zero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS]

3 March

World Wildlife Day (A/RES/68/205)

8 March

International Women’s Day 20 March International Day of Happiness (A/RES/66/281)

20 March

French Language Day (French)

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (A/RES/2142 (XXI))

21 March

World Poetry Day (UNESCO 30 C/Resolution 29)

21 March

International Day of Nowruz (A/RES/64/253)

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149)

21 March

International Day of Forests (A/RES/67/200)

22 March

World Water Day (A/RES/47/193)

23 March

World Meteorological Day [WMO] (WMO/EC-XII/Res.6)

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 (A/RES/65/196)

25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (A/RES/62/122)

25 March

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members


2 April

World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139)

4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (A/RES/60/97)

6 April

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (A/RES/67/296) 7 April International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (A/RES/58/234)

7 April

World Health Day [WHO] (WHA/A.2/Res.35)

12 April

International Day of Human Space Flight (A/RES/65/271)

20 April

Chinese Language Day (Chinese)

21 April

World Creativity and Innovation Day (A/RES/71/284)

22 April

International Mother Earth Day (A/RES/63/278)

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day (UNESCO 28 C/Resolution 3.18)

23 April

English Language Day

23 April

Spanish Language Day (Spanish)

25 April

World Malaria Day [WHO]

26 April

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day (A/RES/71/125)

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

30 April

International Jazz Day (UNESCO 36 C/Resolution 39)

30 April

“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon (A/RES/54/115)


2 May

World Tuna Day (A/RES/71/124)

3 May

World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO 26 C/Resolution 4.3)

8-9 May

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War (A/RES/59/26)

12 May

(second Saturday of May) World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]

15 May

International Day of Families (A/RES/47/237)

16 May

International Day of Living Together in Peace (A/RES/72/130)

16 May

International Day of Light [UNESCO] (UNESCO 39 C/Resolution 16)

17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (A/RES/60/252; ITU Resolution 68/2006)

20 May

World Bee Day (A/RES/72/211) 21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (A/RES/57/249)

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity (A/RES/55/201)

23 May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (A/RES/67/147)

29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers (A/RES/57/129)

31 May

World No-Tobacco Day [WHO] (WHA Resolution 42.19)


1 June

Global Day of Parents (A/RES/66/292)

3 June

World Bicycle Day (A/RES/72/272)

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (A/RES/ES-7/8)

5 June

World Environment Day (A/RES/2994 (XXVII))

5 June

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (A/RES/72/72)

6 June

Russian Language Day (Russian)

8 June

World Oceans Day (A/RES/63/111)

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

13 June

International Albinism Awareness Day (A/RES/69/170)

14 June

World Blood Donor Day [WHO] (WHA Resolution 58.13)

15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (A/RES/66/127)

16 June

International Day of Family Remittances (A/RES/72/281; GC 38/Resolution 189)

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (A/RES/49/115)

18 June

Sustainable Gastronomy Day (A/RES/71/246)

19 June

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (A/RES/69/293)

20 June

World Refugee Day (A/RES/55/76)

21 June

International Day of Yoga (A/RES/69/131)

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day (A/RES/57/277)

23 June

International Widows’ Day (A/RES/65/189)

25 June

Day of the Seafarer [IMO] (STCW/CONF.2/DC.4)

26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (A/RES/42/112)

26 June

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (A/RES/52/149)

27 June

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (A/RES/71/279)

29 June

International Day of the Tropics (A/RES/70/267)

30 June

International Asteroid Day (A/RES/71/90) 30 June International Day of Parliamentarism (A/RES/72/278)


7 July (first Saturday in July)

International Day of Cooperatives (A/RES/47/90)

11 July

World Population Day (UNDP decision 89/46 15, A/RES/45/216)

15 July

World Youth Skills Day (A/RES/69/145)

18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day (A/RES/64/13)

28 July

World Hepatitis Day [WHO] 

30 July

International Day of Friendship (A/RES/65/275)

30 July

World Day against Trafficking in Persons (A/RES/68/192)


5 September

International Day of Charity (A/RES/67/105)

8 September

International Literacy Day (UNESCO 14 C/Resolution 1.441)

10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]

12 September

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation (A/RES/58/220)

15 September

International Day of Democracy (A/RES/62/7)

16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (A/RES/49/114)

21 September

International Day of Peace (A/RES/36/67) (A/RES/55/282)

23 September

International Day of Sign Languages (A/RES/72/161)

26 September

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (A/RES/68/32)

27 September

World Tourism Day

27 September (last Thursday of September)

World Maritime Day (IMCO/C XXXVIII/21)

28 September

International Day for Universal Access to Information [UNESCO] (38 C/70)

28 September

World Rabies Day [WHO]

30 September

International Translation Day (A/RES/71/288)


9 August

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples (A/RES/49/214)

12 August

International Youth Day (A/RES/54/120)

19 August

World Humanitarian Day (A/RES/63/139)

21 August

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism (A/RES/72/165)

23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition [UNESCO] (29 C/Resolution 40)

29 August

International Day against Nuclear Tests (A/RES/64/35) 

30 August

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (A/RES/65/209)


1 October

International Day of Older Persons (A/RES/45/106)

1 October (first Monday in October)

World Habitat Day (A/RES/40/202 A)

2 October

International Day of Non-Violence (A/RES/61/271)

5 October

World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO] (27 C/INF.7)

9 October

World Post Day (UPU/1969/Res.C.11)

10 October

World Mental Health Day [WHO]

11 October

International Day of the Girl Child (A/RES/66/170)

13 October

International Day for Disaster Reduction (A/RES/64/200)

13 October (second Saturday of October)

World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]

15 October

International Day of Rural Women (A/RES/62/136)

16 October

World Food Day [FAO] (A/RES/35/70)

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (A/RES/47/196)

20 October (every five years, beginning in 2010)

World Statistics Day (A/RES/69/282)

24 October

United Nations Day (A/RES/168 (II); A/RES/2782 (XXVI))

24 October

World Development Information Day (A/RES/3038 (XXVII))

27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (UNESCO 33/C/Resolution 53)

31 October

World Cities Day (A/RES/68/239)


2 November

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (A/RES/68/163)

5 November

World Tsunami Awareness Day (A/RES/70/203)

6 November

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (A/RES/56/4)

10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development (UNESCO 31 C/Resolution 20)

14 November

World Diabetes Day (A/RES/61/225)

15 November (third Thursday in November)

World Philosophy Day (UNESCO 33 C/Resolution 37)

16 November

International Day for Tolerance (UNESCO 28 C/Resolution 5.61; A/RES/51/95)

18 November (third Sunday in November)

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (A/RES/60/5)

19 November

World Toilet Day (A/RES/67/291)

20 November

Africa Industrialization Day (A/RES/44/237)

20 November

Universal Children’s Day (A/RES/836(IX))

21 November

World Television Day (A/RES/51/205)

25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (A/RES/54/134)

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (A/RES/32/40B)

30 November

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare (OPCW C-10/5)


1 December

World AIDS Day

2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (A/RES/317(IV))

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (A/RES/47/3)

5 December

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (A/RES/40/212)

5 December 

Wrld Soil Day (A/RES/68/232)

7 December

International Civil Aviation Day (A/RES/51/33)

9 December

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (A/RES/69/323)

9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day (A/RES/58/4)

10 December

Human Rights Day (A/RES/423 (V))

11 December

International Mountain Day (A/RES/57/245)

12 December

International Day of Neutrality (A/RES/71/275)

12 December

International Universal Health Coverage Day (A/RES/72/138)

18 December

International Migrants Day (A/RES/55/93)

18 December

Arabic Language Day (Arabic)

20 December

International Human Solidarity Day (A/RES/60/209)

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