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http://www.un.org/observances/days.shtml

 

 

Breaking the Silence / Beating the Drum poster

  • 27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

http://www.un.org/holocaustremembrance

A/RES/60/7 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 20 February

World Day of Social Justice

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/social/intldays/IntlJustice/

A/RES/62/10 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 8 March

International Women's Day
| 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001

http://www.un.org/events/women/iwd/2009/

 

  • 21  March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
 http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/racial/index.html

A/RES/2142 (XXI) (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 22 March

World Water Day
| 2009 |2008  | 2007

http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/flashindex.html

A/RES/47/193 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade - 2009 |2008

http://www.un.org/en/slavery/

A/RES/62/122 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 2 April

    Mine Awareness

World Autism Awareness Day

A/RES/62/139 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

http://www.mineaction.org/overview.asp?o=2147

A/RES/60/97 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work [ILO]

http://www.ilo.org/public/english/protection/safework/worldday/index.htm

 

  • 3 May

World Press Freedom Day

| 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003

http://www.un.org/apps/sg/sgstats.asp?nid=3833

A/DEC/48/432

 World Environment Day

  • 21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/cultural_diversity/index.html

A/RES/57/249 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

A/RES/ES-7/8 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 5 June

World Environment Day

http://www.unep.org/wed/2009/english/
| 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

A/RES/2994 (XXVII) (PDF) (F / S)

 

 

  • 12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

http://www.ilo.org/ipec/Campaignandadvocacy/WDACL/lang--en/index.htm
| 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

 

  • 14 June

World Blood Donor Day

http://www.who.int/worldblooddonorday/en/
| 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006

WHA58.13 (PDF)

 

World Refugee Day

  • 20 June

World Refugee Day

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/refugee/index.html

A/RES/55/76 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/drug/index.html

A/RES/42/112 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 26 June

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

A/RES/52/149 (PDF) (F / S)

 

 

  • 11 July

World Population DayIndigenous Women

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/population/index.html

UNDP decision 89/46

 

World Indigenous People

  • 9 August 

International Day of the World's Indigenous People
| 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005

http://www.un.org/en/events/indigenous/2009/

A/RES/49/214 (PDF) (F / S)

 

 

  • 12 August

International Youth Day

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/youth/index.html

A/RES/54/120 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 19 August

World Humanitarian Day

http://www.un.org/en/events/humanitarianday/2009/

A/RES/63/139 (PDF) (F / S)

 

World Humanitarian Day

 

 

 


  • 23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

http://portal.unesco.org/education/en/ev.php-URL_ID=27835&URL_DO=DO_TOPIC&URL_SECTION=201.html

Decision 8.2 of the 150th session of the UNESCO Executive Board (PDF)

 

  • 8 September

International Literacy Day

http://www.unesco.org/en/literacy/advocacy/international-literacy-day/

Resolution 1.141 of the 14th session of the UNESCO General Conference

 

  • 15 September

International Day of Democracy

http://www.un.org/en/events/democracyday/index.shtml

A/RES/62/7 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 21 September

International Day of Peace
| 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

http://www.un.org/en/events/peaceday/2009/

A/RES/36/67 (PDF) (F / S)
A/RES/55/282 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 1 October

International Day of Older Persons
| 2006 | 2005 | 2002

http://www.un.org/events/olderpersons/2006/

A/RES/45/106 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 2 October

International Day of Non-ViolenceWorld Teachers Day
| 2008 | 2007

http://www.un.org/events/nonviolence/2008/index.shtml

A/RES/61/271 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 5 October

World Teachers’ Day

UNESCOPRESSE, vol.4, no.17, p.9

 

  • 6 October (First Monday)

World Habitat Day

http://www.unhabitat.org/categories.asp?catid=588
| 2008

A/RES/40/202 A (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 15 October World Food Day

International Day of Rural Women

A/RES/62/136 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 16 October 

World Food Day
http://www.fao.org/getinvolved/worldfoodday/en/

A/RES/35/70 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
| 2006 | 2004 | 2002

http://www.un.org/events/poverty/2006/

A/RES/47/196 (PDF) (F / S)

 

Tolerance

  • 16 November

International Day for Tolerance

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/tolerance/index.html

Resolution 5.61 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference

http://www.unesco.org/webworld/peace_library/UNESCO/HRIGHTS/124-129.HTM

 

Children's Day

  • 20 November 

Universal Children’s Day

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/children_day/index.html

 

  • 25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
| 2008 | 2007 | 2005

http://www.un.org/events/women/violence/2008/

A/RES/54/134 (PDF) (F / S)

 AIDS Day

  • 1 December

World AIDS Day
| 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2001 | 2000
http://www.un.org/events/aids/2008/

 

  • 2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

 

  • 3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

http://www.un.org/disabilities/default.asp?navid=31&pid=109

A/RES/47/3 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/events/anti_corruption/index.html

A/RES/58/4 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 10 December

Human Rights Day
| 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002

http://www.un.org/events/humanrights/2008/

A/RES/423 (V) (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 18 December

International Migrants Day

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/events/migrants/index.html

A/RES/55/93 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 19 December

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

http://www.un.org/depts/dhl/events/south/index.html

A/RES/58/220 (PDF) (F / S)

 

  • 20 December

International Human Solidarity Day

http://www.un.org/esa/socdev/social/intldays/IntSolidarity/index.html

A/RES/60/209 (PDF) (F / S)