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International Days List

International Days List

International world days list
International world days list

International Days list, promoted by the United Nations as occasions to mark particular events or topics in order to create awareness and action on these issues.

The United Nations designates specific days, weeks, years and decades as occasions to mark particular events or topics in order to promote awareness and action on these issues. You can find a list of International Days and Weeks on the UN website, with articles and videos about every special day to give you all the information you need.

There are many international days and weeks celebrated globally. Some of the most popular observances include World Braille Day (January 4), International Day of Education (January 24), International Women’s Day (March 8), World Water Day (March 22), and the International Day of Peace (September 21). Other annual observances include World Seagrass Day (March 1), United Nations Zero Discrimination Day (March 1), International Day for Ear and Hearing Loss (March 3) and World Health Day (April 7).

There are also many other social media holidays and STEM-related seasonal events celebrated throughout the year.The UN also designates specific years for certain topics, such as the year 2023 being designated as the mid-point since the UN adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The purpose of observing international days and weeks is to educate the general public on issues of concern, to mobilize political will and resources to address global problems, and to celebrate and reinforce achievements of humanity.

Each international day offers many actors the opportunity to organize activities related to the theme of the day. While all UN observances share the same principal aims, UN days can ensure the greatest degree of continuity. The significance of observing these days includes promoting diversity, cooperative spirit among nations, equality, peace, unity, universal respect for justice and international law as well as human rights and fundamental freedoms.

The themes for international days and weeks are chosen by the United Nations or by organizations in close coordination with the UN. The UN observes designated days, weeks, years, and decades, each with a theme or topic. For example, World Space Week Association Board of Directors selects a theme each year in close coordination with the UN Office of Outer Space Affairs. The United Nations designates specific years for certain topics to promote awareness through observances. Each year’s theme for International Day of Families is selected to raise awareness on important issues such as sustainable urban policies.

As I said before International Women’s Day (March 8) is one of the most celebrated international days. It is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The event got its start in the U.S., but it is more widely celebrated elsewhere. International Women’s Day is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. The day aims to promote gender equality and women’s rights around the world. While there are other popular observances such as World Water Day (March 22) and the International Day of Peace (September 21), International Women’s Day has gained significant attention and recognition globally.

Individuals or organizations can propose new international days or weeks. According to the United Nations website, International days are proposed to the UN General Assembly by Member States. Additionally, as stated in Brill’s article on International Days at the United Nations, UN days may be initiated by a host of actors including international and national organizations, politicians, professional bodies, policy makers, NGOs and individuals. However, it is important to note that not all proposals for new observances are accepted. The General Assembly prioritizes information relevant to its work and may not accept proposals that do not align with its priorities.

Here is the complete list of International World Days.


01 Jan – World Day of Peace

04 Jan – World Braille Day

24 Jan – International Day of Education

27 Jan – International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust


01 Feb – World Interfaith Harmony Week, 1-7 February

02 Feb – World Wetlands Day

04 Feb – International Day of Human Fraternity

06 Feb – International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation

10 Feb – World Pulses Day

11 Feb – International Day of Women and Girls in Science

12 Feb – International Day for the Prevention of Violent Extremism as and when Conducive to Terrorism

13 Feb – World Radio Day

17 Feb – Global Tourism Resilience Day

20 Feb – World Day of Social Justice

21 Feb – International Mother Language Day


01 Mar – World Seagrass Day

01 Mar – Zero Discrimination Day

03 Mar – World Wildlife Day

05 Mar – International Day for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Awareness

08 Mar – International Women’s Day

10 Mar – International Day of Women Judges

15 Mar – International Day to Combat Islamophobia

20 Mar – International Day of Happiness

20 Mar – French Language Day

21 Mar – Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination, 21-27 March

21 Mar – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21 Mar – World Poetry Day

21 Mar – International Day of Nowruz

21 Mar – World Down Syndrome Day

21 Mar – International Day of Forests

22 Mar – World Water Day

23 Mar – World Meteorological Day

24 Mar – World Tuberculosis Day

24 Mar – International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims

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

25 Mar – International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

30 Mar – International Day of Zero Waste


02 Apr – World Autism Awareness Day

04 Apr – International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

05 Apr – International Day of Conscience

06 Apr – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

07 Apr – World Health Day

07 Apr – International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda

12 Apr – International Day of Human Space Flight

14 Apr – World Chagas Disease Day

20 Apr – Chinese Language Day

21 Apr – World Creativity and Innovation Day

22 Apr – International Mother Earth Day

23 Apr – World Book and Copyright Day

23 Apr – English Language Day

23 Apr – Spanish Language Day

24-30 Apr – World Immunization Week

24 Apr – International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

25 Apr – World Malaria Day

25 Apr – International Delegate’s Day

26 Apr – International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

26 Apr – World Intellectual Property Day

28 Apr – International Girls in ICT Day

28 Apr – World Day for Safety and Health at Work

30 Apr – International Jazz Day


01 May – International Workers Day

02 May – World Tuna Day

03 May – World Press Freedom Day

05 May – Vesak, the Day of the Full Moon

05 May – World Portuguese Language Day

07 May – International Laughter Day

08 May – Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War

10 May – International Day of Argania

12 May – International Day of Plant Health

14 May – World Migratory Bird Day

15 May – International Day of Families

16 May – International Day of Light

16 May – International Day of Living Together in Peace

17 May – World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

17-23 May – UN Global Road Safety Week (biennial)

20 May – World Bee Day

21 May – International Tea Day

21 May – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22 May – International Day for Biological Diversity

23 May – International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

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

29 May – International Day of UN Peacekeepers

31 May – World No-Tobacco Day


01 Jun – Global Day of Parents

03 Jun – World Bicycle Day

04 Jun – International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

05 Jun – World Environment Day

05 Jun – International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing

06 Jun – Russian Language Day

07 Jun – World Food Safety Day

08 Jun – World Oceans Day

12 Jun – World Day Against Child Labour

13 Jun – International Albinism Awareness Day

14 Jun – World Blood Donor Day

15 Jun – World Elder Abuse Awareness Day

16 Jun – International Day of Family Remittances

17 Jun – World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

18 Jun – International Day for Countering Hate Speech

18 Jun – Sustainable Gastronomy Day

19 Jun – International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

20 Jun – World Refugee Day

21 Jun – International Day of Yoga

21 Jun – International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice

23 Jun – International Widows’ Day

23 Jun – United Nations Public Service Day

24 Jun – International Day of Women in Diplomacy

25 Jun – Day of the Seafarer

26 Jun – International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

26 Jun – United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

27 Jun – Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day

29 Jun – International Day of the Tropics

30 Jun – International Asteroid Day

30 Jun – International Day of Parliamentarism


03 Jul – International Day of Cooperatives

07 Jul – World Kiswahili Language Day

11 Jul – World Population Day

15 Jul – World Youth Skills Day

18 Jul – Nelson Mandela International Day

20 Jul – International Moon Day

20 Jul – World Chess Day

25 Jul – World Drowning Prevention Day

28 Jul – World Hepatitis Day

30 Jul – International Day of Friendship

30 Jul – World Day against Trafficking in Persons


01 Aug – World Breastfeeding Week, 1-7 August

09 Aug – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

12 Aug – International Youth Day

19 Aug – World Humanitarian Day

21 Aug – International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism

22 Aug – International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief

23 Aug – International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

29 Aug – International Day against Nuclear Tests

30 Aug – International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

31 Aug – International Day for People of African Descent


4 Sep – Labor Day

5 Sep – International Day of Charity

7 Sep – International Day of Police Cooperation

7 Sep – International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies8 Sep: International Literacy Day [UNESCO]

9 Sep – International Day to Protect Education from Attack

12 Sep – United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

15 Sep – International Day of Democracy

16 Sep – International Day for Interventional Cardiology

16 Sep – International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

17 Sep – World Patient Safety Day

18 Sep – International Equal Pay Day

21 Sep – International Day of Peace

23 Sep – International Day of Sign Languages

26 Sep – International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

27 Sep – World Tourism Day

28 Sep – World Maritime Day

28 Sep – International Day for Universal Access to Information

29 Sep – International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

30 Sep – International Translation Day


01 Oct – International Day of Older Persons

02 Oct – World Habitat Day

02 Oct – International Day of Non-Violence

04-10 Oct – World Space Week

05 Oct – World Teachers’ Day

07 Oct – World Cotton Day

09 Oct – World Post Day

10 Oct – World Mental Health Day

11 Oct – International Day of the Girl Child

13 Oct – International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

15 Oct – World Migratory Bird Day

15 Oct – International Day of Rural Women

16 Oct – World Food Day

17 Oct – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24-31 Oct – Global Media and Information Literacy Week

24 Oct – United Nations Day

24-30 Oct – Disarmament Week

24 Oct – World Development Information Day

27 Oct – World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

31 Oct – World Cities Day


02 Nov – International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

05 Nov – World Tsunami Awareness Day

06 Nov – International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

09-15 Nov – International Week of Science and Peace

10 Nov – World Science Day for Peace and Development

13-19 Nov – World Antibiotic Awareness Week

14 Nov – World Diabetes Day

17 Nov – World Philosophy Day

16 Nov – International Day for Tolerance

18 Nov – World Day for the Prevention of and Healing from Child Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Violence

19 Nov – World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

19 Nov – World Toilet Day

20 Nov – Africa Industrialization Day

20 Nov – World Children’s Day

21 Nov – World Television Day

25 Nov – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

29 Nov – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

30 Nov – Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare


01 Dec – World AIDS Day

02 Dec – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

03 Dec – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

04 Dec – International Day of Banks

05 Dec – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

05 Dec – World Soil Day

07 Dec – International Civil Aviation Day

09 Dec – International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

09 Dec – International Anti-Corruption Day

10 Dec – Human Rights Day

11 Dec – International Mountain Day

12 Dec – International Day of Neutrality

12 Dec – International Universal Health Coverage Day

18 Dec – International Migrants Day

18 Dec – Arabic Language Day

20 Dec – International Human Solidarity Day

27 Dec – International Day of Epidemic Preparedness

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