UN International Days and Weeks



These are the international days and weeks 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. Usually, it is one or more Member States that propose these observances and the General Assembly establishes them with a resolution.

On occasion, these celebrations are declared by the specialized agencies of the United Nations, such as UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO, etc., when they concern issues that fall within the scope of their competencies. Some of them may be later adopted by the General Assembly.


List of International Days 


February 11 International Day of Women and Girls in Science

February 20, Word Day of Social Justice

March 3, World Wildlife Day

March 8 International Womens’ Day

March 21 International Day of Forest

March 22 World Water Day

March 23 World Meteorological day.

April 5 International Day of Conscience

April 14 World Chagas Diseases Day

April 21 World Creativity and Innovation Day

April 22 International Mother Earth Day 

April 25 World Malaria Day

April 26 International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day

April 28 Word Day for Safety and Health at Work 

May 2 World Tuna Day

May 8 World Migratory Bird Day

May 20 World Bee Day

May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity

June 5 World Environment Day

June 8 World Oceans Day

June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 18 Sustainable Gastronomy Day

June 20 World Refugee Day

July 11 World Population Day

July 15 World Youth Skills Day

August 1-7 International Breastfeeding week (WHO)

August 9 International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 12 International Youth Day

August 29 International Day against Nuclear Tests

September 7 International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 21 International Day of Peace

September 26 International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons 

September 27 World Tourism Day

September 28 International Day for Universal Access to Information

September29 International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste

October 4 World habitat Day

October 9 World Migratory Bird Day

October 11 International Day of the Girl Child

October 13 International Day for Disaster Reduction 

October 15 International Day of Rural Women

October16 World Food Day

October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 24 United Nations Day and World Development Information Day 

November 6 international Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 19 World Toilet Day

November 20 Africa Industrialization Day

November 20 World Children’s Day 

November25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

December  5 World Soil day




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