United Nations

International Days and Weeks

The United Nations Organization has established several days and weeks to mark international topics and issues globally, representing a particular interest for the Organization and being subject to several UN commitments.

These dates are listed below:

  • 27 January International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust
  • 20 February World Day of Social Justice
  • 21 February International Mother Language Day
  • 8 March International Women’s Day and United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and International Peace
  • 21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • 21-28 March Week of Solidarity with Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination
  • 22 March World Water Day
  • 23 March World Meteorological Day
  • 4 April International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • 7 April World Health Day
  • 23 April World Book and Copyright Day
  • 3 May World Press Freedom Day
  • 15 May International Day of Families
  • 17 May World Information Society Day
  • 21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 22 May International Day for Biological Diversity
  • 25 May 1 June — Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories
  • 29 May International Day of UN Peacekeepers
  • 31 May World No-Tobacco Day
  • 4 June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • 5 June World Environment Day
  • 17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
  • 20 June World Refugee Day
  • 23 June UN Public Service Day
  • 26 June International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
  • 11 July World Population Day
  • 9 August International Day of World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • 12 August International Youth Day
  • 23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • 8 September International Literacy Day
  • 15 September International Day of Democracy
  • 16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • 21 September International Day of Peace
  • 1 October International Day for Older Persons
  • 4-10 October World Space Week
  • 5 October World Teacher’s Day
  • First Monday of October World Habitat Day
  • Second Wednesday of October International Day for Natural Disasters Reduction
  • 9 October World Post Day
  • 10 October World Mental Health Day
  • 16 October World Food Day
  • 17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • 24 October UN Day and World Development Information Day
  • 24-30 October Disarmament Week
  • 6 November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • 14 November World Diabetes Day
  • 16 November International Day of Tolerance
  • Third Sunday of November World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
  • 20 November Universal Children’s Day and 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 HIV / AIDS Day
  • 2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • 3 December International Day of Disabled Persons
  • 5 December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • 7 December International Civil Aviation Day
  • 9 December International Anti-Corruption Day
  • 10 December Human Rights Day
  • 11 December International Mountain Day
  • 18 December International Migrants Day
  • 19 December UN Day for South-South Cooperation
  • 20 December International Human Solidarity Day

For reference: www.unac.org