International Days Observed by the United Nations.

These are the international days currently observed by the United Nations. The United Nations designates specific days, weeks, years and decades as occasions to mark particular events or topics in order to promote, through awareness and action, the objectives of the Organization.

International Days

International Days

DayMonthInternational Day
27JanuaryInternational Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
4FebruaryWorld Cancer Day
6FebruaryInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
11FebruaryInternational Day of Women and Girls in Science
13FebruaryWorld Radio Day
20FebruaryWorld Day of Social Justice
21FebruaryInternational Mother Language Day
1MarchZero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS]
3MarchWorld Wildlife Day
8MarchInternational Women’s Day
20MarchInternational Day of Happiness
20MarchFrench Language Day
21MarchInternational Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21MarchWorld Poetry Day
21MarchInternational Day of Nowruz
21MarchWorld Down Syndrome Day
21MarchInternational Day of Forests
22MarchWorld Water Day
23MarchWorld Meteorological Day [WMO]
24MarchWorld Tuberculosis Day [WHO]
24MarchInternational Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
25MarchInternational Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
25MarchInternational Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
1AprilWorld Autism Awareness Day
4AprilInternational Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
6AprilInternational Day of Sport for Development and Peace
7AprilInternational Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
7AprilWorld Health Day [WHO]
12AprilInternational Day of Human Space Flight
20AprilChinese Language Day
21AprilWorld Creativity and Innovation Day
22AprilInternational Mother Earth Day
23AprilWorld Book and Copyright Day
23AprilEnglish Language Day
24AprilSpanish Language Day
25AprilWorld Malaria Day [WHO]
26AprilInternational Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
26AprilWorld Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]
28AprilWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
30AprilInternational Jazz Day
30April“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon
2MayWorld Tuna Day
3MayWorld Press Freedom Day
8-9MayTime of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
12MayWorld Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]
15MayInternational Day of Families
16MayInternational Day of Living Together in Peace
16MayInternational Day of Light [UNESCO]
17MayWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
20MayWorld Bee Day (A/RES/72/211)
21MayWorld Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22MayInternational Day for Biological Diversity
23MayInternational Day to End Obstetric Fistula
29MayInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers
31MayWorld No-Tobacco Day [WHO]
1JuneGlobal Day of Parents
3JuneWorld Bicycle Day
4JuneInternational Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5JuneWorld Environment Day
5JuneInternational Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
6JuneRussian Language Day
8JuneWorld Oceans Day
12JuneWorld Day Against Child Labour
13JuneInternational Albinism Awareness Day
14JuneWorld Blood Donor Day
15JuneWorld Elder Abuse Awareness Day
16JuneInternational Day of Family Remittances
17JuneWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
18JuneSustainable Gastronomy Day
19JuneInternational Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
20JuneWorld Refugee Day
21JuneInternational Day of Yoga
23JuneUnited Nations Public Service Day
23JuneInternational Widows’ Day
25JuneDay of the Seafarer
26JuneInternational Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26JuneUnited Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
27JuneMicro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
29JuneInternational Day of the Tropics
30JuneInternational Asteroid Day
30JuneInternational Day of Parliamentarism
first Saturday in JulyJulyInternational Day of Cooperatives
11JulyWorld Population Day
15JulyWorld Youth Skills Day
18JulyNelson Mandela International Day
28JulyWorld Hepatitis Day [WHO]
30JulyInternational Day of Friendship
30JulyWorld Day against Trafficking in Persons
9AugustInternational Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
12AugustInternational Youth Day
19AugustWorld Humanitarian Day
21AugustInternational Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
23AugustInternational Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition [UNESCO]
29AugustInternational Day against Nuclear Tests
30AugustInternational Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
5SeptemberInternational Day of Charity
8SeptemberInternational Literacy Day
10SeptemberWorld Suicide Prevention Day
12SeptemberUnited Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
15SeptemberInternational Day of Democracy
16SeptemberInternational Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
21SeptemberInternational Day of Peace
23SeptemberInternational Day of Sign Languages
26SeptemberInternational Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
27SeptemberWorld Tourism Day
28SeptemberInternational Day for Universal Access to Information [UNESCO]
28SeptemberWorld Rabies Day [WHO]
last Thursday of SeptemberSeptemberWorld Maritime Day
30SeptemberInternational Translation Day
1OctoberInternational Day of Older Persons
2OctoberInternational Day of Non-Violence
first Monday in OctoberOctoberWorld Habitat Day
5OctoberWorld Teachers’ Day [UNESCO]
9OctoberWorld Post Day
10OctoberWorld Mental Health Day
11OctoberInternational Day of the Girl Child
13OctoberInternational Day for Disaster Reduction
second Saturday of OctoberOctoberWorld Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]
15OctoberInternational Day of Rural Women
16OctoberWorld Food Day [FAO]
17OctoberInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
20, every five years, beginning in 2010OctoberWorld Statistics Day
24OctoberUnited Nations Day
24OctoberWorld Development Information Day
27OctoberWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
31OctoberWorld Cities Day
2NovemberInternational Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
5NovemberWorld Tsunami Awareness Day
6NovemberInternational Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
10NovemberWorld Science Day for Peace and Development
14NovemberWorld Diabetes Day
16NovemberInternational Day for Tolerance
third Thursday in NovemberNovemberWorld Philosophy Day
19NovemberWorld Toilet Day
third Sunday in NovemberNovemberWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
20NovemberAfrica Industrialization Day
20NovemberUniversal Children’s Day
21NovemberWorld Television Day
25NovemberInternational Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
29NovemberInternational Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
30NovemberDay of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
1DecemberWorld AIDS Day
2DecemberInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3DecemberInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
5DecemberInternational Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
5DecemberWorld Soil Day
7DecemberInternational Civil Aviation Day
9DecemberInternational Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
9DecemberInternational Anti-Corruption Day
10DecemberHuman Rights Day
11DecemberInternational Mountain Day
12DecemberInternational Day of Neutrality
12DecemberInternational Universal Health Coverage Day
18DecemberInternational Migrants Day
18DecemberArabic Language Day
20DecemberInternational Human Solidarity Day

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