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This is not a list of National Days, commemorative days, or days which have some significance in one or a very small number of countries.

An international observance, also known as an international dedication or an international anniversary, is a period of time to observe some issue of international interest or concern. This is used to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action. Many of these periods have been established by the United Nations General Assembly (UN), Economic and Social Council, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO),[1] World Health Organization (WHO) and other United Nations bodies including the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In this case, the lead agency for a particular international observance uses the symbolism of the United Nations (UN), perhaps a specially designed logo for the year, and the UN infrastructure to coordinate events worldwide. It also presents a written report about the event. This summarizes the activities that took place around the world under the auspices of the international observance, and makes recommendations for the future.

List of international observances[edit]

Below is a list of days, years and decades that have been recognized as international observances by the United Nations, or by some other organizations that declare international observances but are not as widely recognized.


Day Name Recognized by
January 1 New Year's Day Users of the Gregorian calendar
January 27 International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust UN[2]
January 31 Street Children's Day
February 2 World Wetlands Day
February 4 World Cancer Day UN, WHO[2][3]
February 6 International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation WHO[2][4]
February 11 World Day of the Sick Instituted by Pope John Paul II
February 13 World Radio Day UN, UNESCO[2][5]
February 14 World Valentine Day
February 20 World Day of Social Justice UN[2]
February 21 International Mother Language Day UN, UNESCO[2]
February 22 A Day Without News[6]
February 28 National Science Day[citation needed]
March 1 World Civil Defence Day[7]
March 3 World Wildlife Day UN[8]
March 8 International Women's Day UN[9]
March 11 World Day of Muslim Culture, Peace, Dialogue and Film
March 13/20 World Sleep Day (at Friday of the second full week of March)
March 14 Pi Day
March 15 World Consumer Rights Day World Contact Day
March 20 International Day of the Francophonie[10]
March 20 International Day of Happiness UN[2][11]
March 20 World Sparrow Day[12]
March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination UN[2]
March 21 World Poetry Day UN, UNESCO[2][13]
March 21 International Day of Nowruz UN[2][14]
March 21 World Down Syndrome Day UN[2][15]
March 21 World Puppetry Day UNIMA
March 21 International Day of Forests UN[2][16]
March 21 World Wood Day
March 22 World Water Day UN[2][17]
March 23 World Meteorological Day UN, WHO[2][18]
March 24 World Tuberculosis Day[19] UN, WHO[2][20]
March 25 International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade UN[2][21]
March 27 World Theatre Day
Fri of 2nd full week of March World Sleep Day
April 1 April Fool's Day Most of the Western World (except most of Spain), Iran, Brazil and the island of Minorca (within Spain)
April 2 World Autism Awareness Day UN[2][22]
April 2 International Children's Book Day
April 7 Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide UN[2][23]
April 7 World Health Day[19] UN, WHO[2][24]
April 8 International Romani Day
April 17 World Hemophilia Day[citation needed]
April 22 International Mother Earth Day UN[2][25]
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day UN, UNESCO[2][26]
April 23 English Language Day[2]
April 24 World Day for Laboratory Animals
April 25 World Malaria Day[19] UN, WHO[2][27]
April 26 World Intellectual Property Day UN, WIPO[2][28]
April 28 World Day for Safety and Health at Work UN, ILO[2][29]
April 29 Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare UN[2][30]
April 29 International Dance Day UNESCO[31]
April 30 International Jazz Day UN[2][32]
May 1 May Day, International Workers' Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day UN[2][33]
May 4 International Firefighters' Day, Star Wars Day
May 5 International Midwives Day
May 8 World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
May 8–9 Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War UN[2][34]
May 9 Europe Day
May 10 International Migratory Bird Day North America
May 12 International Nurses Day
May 15 International Day of Families UN[2][35]
May 17 World Telecommunication and Information Society Day UN, ITU[2][36]
May 17 International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia
May 18 World AIDS Vaccine Day
May 18 International AIDS Candlelight Memorial
May 18 International Museum Day
May 21 World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development UN[2][37]
May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity UN[2][38]
May 22 World Goth Day
May 23 World Turtle Day
May 25 Geek Pride Day, Towel Day
May 29 Pashto Day پښتو ورځ[39]
May 29 International Day of UN Peacekeepers UN[40]
May 31 World No-Tobacco Day[19] UN, WHO[2][41]
1st Tue in May World Asthma Day
2nd Sat in May World Fair Trade Day
2nd Sun in May Mother's Day
Full moon in May Vesak[2]
A weekend in May World Migratory Bird Day UN, UNEP[2][42]
June 1 Global Day of Parents UN[2][43]
June 1 International Children's Day
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression UN[2][44]
June 5 World Environment Day UN, UNEP[2][45]
June 8 World Oceans Day UN[2][46]
June 12 World Day Against Child Labour[2][47]
June 14 World Blood Donor Day[19] UN, WHO[2][48]
June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought UN[2][49]
June 18 Autistic Pride Day
June 20 World Refugee Day UN[2][50]
June 21 World Music Day, International Day of Yoga
June 23 International Widow's Day UN[2][51]
June 24
June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking UN[2][52]
June 26 United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture UN[2][53]
3rd Sun in Jun Fathers' Day in some countries
1st Sat in Jul International Day of Cooperatives UN[2][54]
July 2 World UFO Day
July 11 World Population Day UN[2][55]
July 12 Malala Day UN
July 13 Rock Worldwide Day
July 17 World Day for International Justice
July 18 Nelson Mandela International Day UN[2][56]
July 28 World Hepatitis Day[19] UN, WHO[2][57]
July 29 International Tiger Day
July 30 International Day of Friendship UN[2][58]
1st Fri in Aug International Beer Day
August 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People UN[2][59]
August 12 International Youth Day UN[2][60]
August 13 International Lefthanders Day
August 15
August 17
August 19 World Humanitarian Day UN[2][61]
August 21
August 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition UN, UNESCO[2][62]
August 27 World Burger Day
August 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests UN[2][63]
September 5 International Day of Charity[2]
September 6
September 8 International Literacy Day UN, UNESCO[2][64]
September 8
September 10 World Suicide Prevention Day UN, WHO[2][65]
September 15 International Day of Democracy UN[2][66]
September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer UN[2][67]
September 18 World Water Monitoring Day
September 19 International Talk Like a Pirate Day
September 21 International Day of Peace UN[2][68]
September 26 European Day of Languages
September 27 World Tourism Day UN, UNWTO[2][69]
September 28 World Rabies Day UN, WHO[2][70]
September 28 International Right to Know Day[71]
September 29 World Heart Day UN, WHO[2][72]
September 29 International Coffee Day
September 30 Blasphemy Day
October 1 International Day of Older Persons UN[2][73]
October 1 World Vegetarian Day
October 1 World Sake Day
October 2 International Day of Non-Violence UN[2][74]
October 2 World Cerebral Palsy Day
October 4 World Animal Day
October 5 World Teachers' Day UN, UNESCO[2][75]
October 7
October 9 World Post Day UN[2][76]
October 10 World Mental Health Day UN, WHO[2][77]
October 11 International Day of the Girl Child UN[2][78]
October 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction UN[2][79]
October 14 World Standards Day
October 15 Global Handwashing Day
October 16 World Food Day UN, FAO[2][80]
October 16 National Boss Day (Boss's Day)
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty UN[2][81]
October 18 World Vasectomy Day[82]
October 20 World Osteoporosis Day[83]
October 20 World Statistics Day
October 22 International Stuttering Awareness Day
October 24 United Nations Day UN[2][84]
October 24 World Development Information Day UN[2][85]
October 27 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage UN, UNESCO[2][86]
October 28 International Animation Day
October 29 World Stroke Day
1st Mon in Oct World Habitat Day UN[2][87]
2nd Thu in Oct World Sight Day UN, WHO[2][88]
1st Fri in Oct World Smile Day[89]
2nd Sat in Oct International Migratory Bird Day South America
November 6 International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict UN, WHO[2][90]
November 8 International Day of Radiology
November 12 World Pneumonia Day UN, WHO[2][91]
November 13 World Kindness Day
November 14 World Diabetes Day UN, WHO[2][92]
November 15 Day of the Imprisoned Writer
November 16 International Day for Tolerance UN[2][93]
November 17 International Students Day
November 17 World Prematurity Day
November 19 International Men's Day (Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, Australia, India, United States, Singapore, Malta, United Kingdom, South Africa, Hungary, Ireland, Ghana, Canada, Denmark, Austria, France, Pakistan, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis and Grenada)
November 20 Universal Children's Day UN[2][94]
November 20 Transgender Day of Remembrance
November 20 Africa Industrialization Day UN[2][95]
November 21 World Television Day UN[2][96]
November 21 World Hello Day
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women UN[2][97]
November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People UN[2][98]
3rd Thu in Nov World Philosophy Day UN, UNESCO[2][99]
3rd Sun in Nov World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims UN, WHO[2][100]
December 1 World AIDS Day[19] UN[2][101]
December 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery UN[2][102]
December 3 International Day of Persons with Disabilities UN[2][103]
December 5 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development UN[2][104]
December 7 International Civil Aviation Day UN, ICAO[2][105]
December 9 International Anti-Corruption Day UN[2][106]
December 10 Human Rights Day UN[2][107]
December 11 International Mountain Day UN[2][108]
December 12
December 18 International Migrants Day UN[2][109]
December 25 Christmas Day Christian & Western World


Week Name Recognized by
February 1–7 World Interfaith Harmony Week UN with A/RES/65/5[110]
April 25 – May 2 (2009) Vaccination Week in the Americas[111]
August 1–7 World Breastfeeding Week WHO[6]
October 4–10 World Space Week UN with A/RES/54/68[110]


Month Name
February LGBT Month
October Breast Cancer Awareness Month
November Movember November events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression
November National Novel Writing Month People from all over the world trying to each write a 50,000 word novel in a month


Year Name
2015 Year of the Gibbon[112]
2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies[113]
2015 International Year of Soils[114]
2014 International Year of Crystallography[115][116]
2014 International Year of Family Farming[117]
2014 International Year of Small Island Developing States[118]
2013 International Year of Quinoa[119]
2012 Alan Turing Year
2011 World Veterinary Year 2011
2011 International Year for People of African Descent, recognized by UNESCO, proclaimed by UN on December 18, 2009[120][121][122]
2011 International Year of Chemistry, recognized by UNESCO
2011 International Year of Advanced Skills
2011 International Year of Forests
2010 International Year of Youth
2010 International Year of Biodiversity
2010 International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures[123]
2010 International Year of Communications[citation needed]
2009 International Year of the Shark[7]
2009 Year of the Gorilla[8]
2009 International Year of Reconciliation[124][125]
2009 International Year of Natural Fibres[126]
2009 International Year of Astronomy[127] (proposal accepted by 33rd session of the UNESCO General Conference, proclaimed by United Nations 62nd General Assembly)
2008 International Year of Sanitation
2008 International Year of the Potato
2008 International Year of Languages
2007 Year of the Rights of Internally Displaced Persons in Colombia
(2007)–2008–(2009) International Year of Planet Earth – (N.B. Triennium)[128]
2007–2008–(2009) International Polar Year
2007–2008 International Heliophysical Year
2007 International Year of the Scout [9]
2007 Year of the Dolphin (extended to 2008)
2006 International Year of Deserts and Desertification
2005 World Year of Physics (declared by IUPAP) [10]
2005 International Year of Microcredit [11]
2005 International Year for Sport and Physical Education
2004 International Year of Rice
2004 International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition[129]
2003 European Disability Year
2003 International Year of Freshwater [12]
2002 United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage [13]
2002 International Year of Mountains[130]
2002 International Year of Ecotourism[131]
2001 United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations[14][15][16]
2001 International Year of Volunteers
2001 International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace
1999 International Men's Day
1999 International Year of Older Persons
1998 International Year of the Ocean
1996 International Year for the Eradication of Poverty
1995 United Nations Year for Tolerance
1995 World Year of Peoples' Commemoration of Victims of the Second World War
1994 International Year of the Family
1994 International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal
1993 International Year of the World's Indigenous People
1992 International Space Year
1990 International Literacy Year[132]
1987 International Year of Shelter for the Homeless
1986 International Year of Peace
1985 International Youth Year
1985 Year of the United Nations
1984 Year of Women in South Africa [17]
1983 World Communications Year
1982 International Year of Mobilization for Sanctions against South Africa
1981 International Year of Disabled Persons
1979 International Year of the Child
1978/1979 International Anti-Apartheid Year
1975 International Women's Year
1974 World Population Year
1971 International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination
1970 International Education Year
1968 International Year for Human Rights
1967 International Tourist Year
1965 International Cooperation Year
1961 International Health and Medical Research Year
1959/1960 World Refugee Year
1957/1958 International Geophysical Year
Before 1950
1932/1933 International Polar Year
1882/1883 International Polar Year


Decade Name Recognized by
2015–2024 International Decade for People of African Descent UN General Assembly[133][134]
2014–2024 United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All[133][135] UN
2013–2020 International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures UNESCO[136][137]
2011–2020 United Nations Decade on Biodiversity UN
2011–2020 Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism; UN
2011–2020 Decade of Action for Road Safety[138] UN
2010–2020 United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification UN
2008–2017 Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty[133] UN
2005–2015 Water for Life Decade UN
2005–2014 Second International Decade of the World's Indigenous People [18] UN
2005–2014 United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development[139] UN
2003–2012 United Nations Literacy Decade [19] UN
2001–2010 Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa (2001–2010) UN
2001–2010 International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World [20] UN
2000–2010 Bone and Joint Decade[140] WHO, UN
2000–2010 Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism [21] (pdf) UN
1997–2006 First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty [22] UN
1994–2004 First International Decade of the World's Indigenous People [23] UN[133]
1993–2003 Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination[133] UN
1990s International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
1976–1985 United Nations Decade for Women[141] UN

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