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International days

International days


27 January International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

20 February (beginning in 2009) World Day of Social Justice

21 February International Mother Language Day

8 March United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace (International Women's Day)

21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Beginning 21 March Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination

22 March World Day for Water

23 March World Meteorological Day

25 March International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

2 April World Autism Awareness 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

8 and 9 May Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War

15 May International Day of Families

17 May World Telecommunication Day

17 May World Information Society Day

21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22 May International Day for Biological Diversity

Beginning 25 May Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

29 May International Day of United Nations 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 United Nations Public Service Day

26 June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

5 July (first Saturday of July) International Day of Cooperatives

11 July World Population Day

9 August (through 9 August 2014) International Day of the World's Indigenous People

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

September (during last week of September) World Maritime Day

1 October International Day of Older Persons

2 October International Day of Non-Violence

4-10 October World Space Week

5 October World Teachers' Day

6 October (first Monday of October) World Habitat Day

8 October (second Wednesday of October) International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

9 October World Post Day

10 October World Mental Health Day

15 October International Day of Rural Women

16 October World Food Day

17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24 October United Nations Day

24 October 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 for Tolerance

16 November (third Sunday of November) World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

20 November Africa Industrialization Day

20 November Universal Children's 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

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