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International Days

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.

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.



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DateDayDay Name
Saturday, January 27, 2018 Wednesday International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
Sunday, February 4, 2018 Thursday World Cancer Day
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 Saturday International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
Sunday, February 11, 2018 Thursday International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 Saturday World Radio Day
Tuesday, February 20, 2018 Saturday World Day of Social Justice
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Sunday International Mother Language Day
Thursday, March 1, 2018 Tuesday Zero Discrimination Day
Saturday, March 3, 2018 Thursday World Wildlife Day
Thursday, March 8, 2018 Tuesday International Women's Day
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Sunday International Day of Happiness
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Monday International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Monday World Poetry Day
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Monday International Day of Nowruz
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Monday World Down Syndrome Day
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Monday International Day of Forests
Thursday, March 22, 2018 Tuesday World Water Day
Friday, March 23, 2018 Wednesday World Meteorological Day
Saturday, March 24, 2018 Thursday World Tuberculosis Day
Saturday, March 24, 2018 Thursday International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
Sunday, March 25, 2018 Friday International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
Sunday, March 25, 2018 Friday International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
Monday, April 2, 2018 Saturday World Autism Awareness Day
Wednesday, April 4, 2018 Monday International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Friday, April 6, 2018 Wednesday International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Saturday, April 7, 2018 Thursday International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
Saturday, April 7, 2018 Thursday World Health Day
Thursday, April 12, 2018 Tuesday International Day of Human Space Flight
Sunday, April 22, 2018 Friday International Mother Earth Day
Monday, April 23, 2018 Saturday World Book and Copyright Day
Monday, April 23, 2018 Saturday English Language Day
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 Monday World Malaria Day
Thursday, April 26, 2018 Tuesday World Intellectual Property Day
Saturday, April 28, 2018 Thursday World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Sunday, April 29, 2018 Friday Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
Monday, April 30, 2018 Saturday International Jazz Day
Thursday, May 3, 2018 Tuesday World Press Freedom Day
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 Sunday International Day of Families
Thursday, May 17, 2018 Tuesday World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Sunday, May 20, 2018 Friday "Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon
Monday, May 21, 2018 Saturday World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Tuesday, May 22, 2018 Sunday International Day for Biological Diversity
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 Monday International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
Tuesday, May 29, 2018 Sunday International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Thursday, May 31, 2018 Tuesday World No-Tobacco Day
Friday, June 1, 2018 Wednesday Global Day of Parents
Monday, June 4, 2018 Saturday International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 Sunday World Environment Day
Wednesday, June 6, 2018 Monday Russian Language Day at the UN
Friday, June 8, 2018 Wednesday World Oceans Day
Tuesday, June 12, 2018 Sunday World Day Against Child Labour
Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Monday International Albinism Awareness Day
Thursday, June 14, 2018 Tuesday World Blood Donor Day
Friday, June 15, 2018 Wednesday World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
Sunday, June 17, 2018 Friday World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Sunday International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
Wednesday, June 20, 2018 Monday World Refugee Day
Thursday, June 21, 2018 Tuesday International Day of Yoga
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Thursday United Nations Public Service Day
Saturday, June 23, 2018 Thursday International Widows' Day
Monday, June 25, 2018 Saturday Day of the Seafarer
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Sunday International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
Tuesday, June 26, 2018 Sunday United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Monday World Population Day
Sunday, July 15, 2018 Friday World Youth Skills Day
Wednesday, July 18, 2018 Monday Nelson Mandela International Day
Saturday, July 28, 2018 Thursday World Hepatitis Day
Monday, July 30, 2018 Saturday International Day of Friendship
Monday, July 30, 2018 Saturday World Day against Trafficking in Persons
Thursday, August 9, 2018 Tuesday International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
Sunday, August 12, 2018 Friday International Youth Day
Sunday, August 19, 2018 Friday World Humanitarian Day
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Tuesday International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Monday International Day against Nuclear Tests
Thursday, August 30, 2018 Tuesday International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
Wednesday, September 5, 2018 Monday International Day of Charity
Saturday, September 8, 2018 Thursday International Literacy Day
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Monday United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
Saturday, September 15, 2018 Thursday International Day of Democracy
Sunday, September 16, 2018 Friday International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
Friday, September 21, 2018 Wednesday International Day of Peace
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 Monday International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
Thursday, September 27, 2018 Tuesday World Tourism Day
Monday, October 1, 2018 Saturday International Day of Older Persons
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 Sunday International Day of Non-Violence
Friday, October 5, 2018 Wednesday World Teachers’ Day
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 Sunday World Post Day
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Monday World Mental Health Day
Thursday, October 11, 2018 Tuesday International Day of the Girl Child
Saturday, October 13, 2018 Thursday International Day for Disaster Reduction
Monday, October 15, 2018 Saturday International Day of Rural Women
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 Sunday World Food Day
Wednesday, October 17, 2018 Monday International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Saturday, October 20, 2018 Thursday World Statistics Day
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Monday United Nations Day
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 Monday World Development Information Day
Saturday, October 27, 2018 Thursday World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Wednesday, October 31, 2018 Monday World Cities Day
Friday, November 2, 2018 Wednesday International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
Monday, November 5, 2018 Saturday World Tsunami Awareness Day
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 Sunday International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
Saturday, November 10, 2018 Thursday World Science Day for Peace and Development
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Monday World Diabetes Day
Friday, November 16, 2018 Wednesday International Day for Tolerance
Monday, November 19, 2018 Saturday World Toilet Day
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Sunday Africa Industrialization Day
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 Sunday Universal Children’s Day
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 Monday World Television Day
Sunday, November 25, 2018 Friday International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Thursday, November 29, 2018 Tuesday International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
Saturday, December 1, 2018 Thursday World AIDS Day
Sunday, December 2, 2018 Friday International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Monday, December 3, 2018 Saturday International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Monday International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Wednesday, December 5, 2018 Monday World Soil Day
Friday, December 7, 2018 Wednesday International Civil Aviation Day
Sunday, December 9, 2018 Friday International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
Sunday, December 9, 2018 Friday International Anti-Corruption Day
Monday, December 10, 2018 Saturday Human Rights Day
Tuesday, December 11, 2018 Sunday International Mountain Day
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Sunday International Migrants Day
Thursday, December 20, 2018 Tuesday International Human Solidarity Day



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