International Days

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The United Nations (UN) designates specific International Days as occasions to mark specific events and topics so as to promote. It is celebrated all over the member countries of the UN through awareness and action as a part of the objectives of the Organisation.

Nepal has also been a member country of UN since 14 December, 1955.

Let´s observe the International Days as shown belows:

International Days in JANUARY

27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (A/RES/60/7)

International Days in FEBRUARY

4 February

World Cancer Day

6 February

International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation  (A/RES/67/146)

11 February

International Day of Women and Girls in Science (A/RES/70/212)

13 February

World Radio Day  (UNESCO 36 C/Resolution 63; A/RES/67/124)

20 February

World Day of Social Justice   (A/RES/62/10)

21 February

International Mother Language Day  (A/RES/56/262)

International Days in MARCH

1 March

Zero Discrimination Day  [UNAIDS]

3 March

World Wildlife Day  (A/RES/68/205)

8 March

International Women’s Day

20 March

International Day of Happiness  (A/RES/66/281)

20 March

French Language Day (French)

21 March

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination  (A/RES/2142 (XXI))

21 March

World Poetry Day (UNESCO 30 C/Resolution 29)

21 March

International Day of Nowruz  (A/RES/64/253)

21 March

World Down Syndrome Day  (A/RES/66/149)

21 March

International Day of Forests  (A/RES/67/200)

22 March

World Water Day  (A/RES/47/193)

23 March

World Meteorological Day  [WMO] (WMO/EC-XII/Res.6)

24 March

World Tuberculosis Day  [WHO]

24 March

International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims  (A/RES/65/196)

25 March

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade  (A/RES/62/122)

25 March

International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

International Days in APRIL

2 April

World Autism Awareness Day  (A/RES/62/139)

4 April

International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action  (A/RES/60/97)

6 April

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace  (A/RES/67/296)

7 April

International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda (A/RES/58/234)

7 April

World Health Day  [WHO]  (WHA/A.2/Res.35)

12 April

International Day of Human Space Flight  (A/RES/65/271)

20 April

Chinese Language Day (Chinese)

21 April

World Creativity and Innovation Day (A/RES/71/284)

22 April

International Mother Earth Day  (A/RES/63/278)

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day  (UNESCO 28 C/Resolution 3.18)

23 April

English Language Day

23 April

Spanish Language Day (Spanish)

25 April

World Malaria Day [WHO]

26 April

International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day (A/RES/71/125)

26 April

World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

28 April

World Day for Safety and Health at Work

30 April

International Jazz Day (UNESCO 36 C/Resolution 39)

30 April

“Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon (A/RES/54/115)

International Days in MAY

2 May

World Tuna Day (A/RES/71/124)

3 May

World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO 26 C/Resolution 4.3)

8-9 May

Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War  (A/RES/59/26)

12 May (second Saturday of May)

World Migratory Bird Day  [UNEP]

15 May

International Day of Families  (A/RES/47/237)

16 May

International Day of Living Together in Peace (A/RES/72/130)

16 May

International Day of Light [UNESCO] (UNESCO 39 C/Resolution 16)

17 May

World Telecommunication and Information Society Day  (A/RES/60/252; ITU Resolution 68/2006)

20 May

World Bee Day (A/RES/72/211)

21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development  (A/RES/57/249)

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity  (A/RES/55/201)

23 May

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula  (A/RES/67/147)

29 May

International Day of UN Peacekeepers  (A/RES/57/129)

31 May

World No-Tobacco Day [WHO] (WHA Resolution 42.19)

International Days in JUNE

1 June

Global Day of Parents  (A/RES/66/292)

3 June

World Bicycle Day (A/RES/72/272)

4 June

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression  (A/RES/ES-7/8)

5 June

World Environment Day (A/RES/2994 (XXVII))

5 June

International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (A/RES/72/72)

6 June

Russian Language Day (Russian)

8 June

World Oceans Day  (A/RES/63/111)

12 June

World Day Against Child Labour

13 June

International Albinism Awareness Day (A/RES/69/170)

14 June

World Blood Donor Day  [WHO]  (WHA Resolution 58.13)

15 June

World Elder Abuse Awareness Day  (A/RES/66/127)

16 June

International Day of Family Remittances (A/RES/72/281; GC 38/Resolution 189)

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (A/RES/49/115)

18 June

Sustainable Gastronomy Day (A/RES/71/246)

19 June

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (A/RES/69/293)

20 June

World Refugee Day (A/RES/55/76)

21 June

International Day of Yoga (A/RES/69/131)

23 June

United Nations Public Service Day (A/RES/57/277)

23 June

International Widows’ Day  (A/RES/65/189)

25 June

Day of the Seafarer [IMO] (STCW/CONF.2/DC.4)

26 June

International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking  (A/RES/42/112)

26 June

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture  (A/RES/52/149)

27 June

Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (A/RES/71/279)

29 June

International Day of the Tropics (A/RES/70/267)

30 June

International Asteroid Day (A/RES/71/90)

30 June

International Day of Parliamentarism (A/RES/72/278)

International Days in JULY

7 July (first Saturday in July)

International Day of Cooperatives  (A/RES/47/90)

11 July

World Population Day  (UNDP decision 89/46 15, A/RES/45/216)

15 July

World Youth Skills Day (A/RES/69/145)

18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day  (A/RES/64/13)

28 July

World Hepatitis Day  [WHO]

30 July

International Day of Friendship  (A/RES/65/275)

30 July

World Day against Trafficking in Persons  (A/RES/68/192)

International Days in AUGUST

9 August

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples  (A/RES/49/214)

12 August

International Youth Day  (A/RES/54/120)

19 August

World Humanitarian Day  (A/RES/63/139)

21 August

International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism (A/RES/72/165)

23 August

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition [UNESCO]  (29 C/Resolution 40)

29 August

International Day against Nuclear Tests   (A/RES/64/35)

30 August

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances  (A/RES/65/209)

International Days in SEPTEMBER

5 September

International Day of Charity  (A/RES/67/105)

8 September

International Literacy Day  (UNESCO 14 C/Resolution 1.441)

10 September

World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]

12 September

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation  (A/RES/58/220)

15 September

International Day of Democracy  (A/RES/62/7)

16 September

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer  (A/RES/49/114)

21 September

International Day of Peace  (A/RES/36/67)  (A/RES/55/282)

23 September

International Day of Sign Languages (A/RES/72/161)

26 September

International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons  (A/RES/68/32)

27 September

World Tourism Day

27 September (last Thursday of September)

World Maritime Day (IMCO/C XXXVIII/21)

28 September

International Day for Universal Access to Information [UNESCO] (38 C/70)

28 September

World Rabies Day [WHO]

30 September

International Translation Day (A/RES/71/288)

International Days in OCTOBER

1 October

International Day of Older Persons  (A/RES/45/106)

1 October (first Monday in October)

World Habitat Day  (A/RES/40/202 A)

2 October

International Day of Non-Violence  (A/RES/61/271)

5 October

World Teachers’ Day  [UNESCO]  (27 C/INF.7)

9 October

World Post Day  (UPU/1969/Res.C.11)

10 October

World Mental Health Day [WHO]

11 October

International Day of the Girl Child  (A/RES/66/170)

13 October

International Day for Disaster Reduction (A/RES/64/200)

13 October (second Saturday of October)

World Migratory Bird Day  [UNEP]

15 October

International Day of Rural Women  (A/RES/62/136)

16 October

World Food Day  [FAO]  (A/RES/35/70)

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  (A/RES/47/196)

20 October (every five years, beginning in 2010)

World Statistics Day (A/RES/69/282)

24 October

United Nations Day  (A/RES/168 (II); A/RES/2782 (XXVI))

24 October

World Development Information Day  (A/RES/3038 (XXVII))

27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage  (UNESCO 33/C/Resolution 53)

31 October

World Cities Day  (A/RES/68/239)

Internatioal Days in NOVEMBER

2 November

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists  (A/RES/68/163)

5 November

World Tsunami Awareness Day (A/RES/70/203)

6 November

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict  (A/RES/56/4)

10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development (UNESCO 31 C/Resolution 20)

14 November

World Diabetes Day  (A/RES/61/225)

16 November

International Day for Tolerance  (UNESCO 28 C/Resolution 5.61; A/RES/51/95)

16 November (third Thursday in November)

World Philosophy Day (UNESCO 33 C/Resolution 37)

19 November

World Toilet Day  (A/RES/67/291)

18 November (third Sunday in November)

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims  (A/RES/60/5)

20 November

Africa Industrialization Day  (A/RES/44/237)

20 November

Universal Children’s Day (A/RES/836(IX))

21 November

World Television Day  (A/RES/51/205)

25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  (A/RES/54/134)

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People  (A/RES/32/40B)

30 November

Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare (OPCW C-10/5)

International Days in DECEMBER

1 December

World AIDS Day

2 December

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (A/RES/317(IV))

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (A/RES/47/3)

5 December

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development  (A/RES/40/212)

5 December

World Soil Day (A/RES/68/232)

7 December

International Civil Aviation Day (A/RES/51/33)

9 December

International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (A/RES/69/323)

9 December

International Anti-Corruption Day  (A/RES/58/4)

10 December

Human Rights Day  (A/RES/423 (V))

11 December

International Mountain Day  (A/RES/57/245)

12 December

International Day of Neutrality (A/RES/71/275)

12 December

International Universal Health Coverage Day (A/RES/72/138)

18 December

International Migrants Day  (A/RES/55/93)

18 December

Arabic Language Day (Arabic)

20 December

International Human Solidarity Day  (A/RES/60/209)

The above mentioned International Days are collected from the official website of United Nations (UN).

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