Days and Years



These are the international days currently observed by the United Nations.  New international days are established regularly.  The resolution establishing each international day is listed in parenthesis.


27 January

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


4 February

World Cancer Day

6 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

13 February

World Radio Day [UNESCO]

20 February

World Day of Social Justice

21 February

International Mother Language Day  [UNESCO]


1 March

Zero Discrimination Day  [UNAIDS]

3 March

World Wildlife Day

8 March

International Women's Day

20 March

International Day of Happiness

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

21 March

International Day of Forests

22 March

World Water Day

23 March

World Meteorological Day

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

6 April

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

7 April

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda

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  (Resolution 3.18 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference)

23 April

English Language Day

24 – 30 April

World Immunization Week [WHO]

25 April

World Malaria Day [WHO]

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29 April

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare

30 April

International Jazz Day

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