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INTERNATIONAL DAYS DESIGNATED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

NOTE: Former Days: 16 June - International Day of Solidarity with the Struggling People of South Africa [proclaimed by A/RES/31/61]; 9 August - International Day of Solidarity with the Struggle of Women in South Africa and Namibia [observed pursuant to A/RES/35/206 N, para. 6, A/RES/36/172 K]; 26 August - Namibia Day [observed pursuant to A/RES/3111 (XXVIII), sect. III, para. 3]; 11 October - Day of Solidarity with South African Political Prisoners [proclaimed by A/RES/31/6 C];


27 January - International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust [proclaimed by A/RES/60/7]

13 February- World Radio Day [A/67/62 note by the SG]

20 February - World Day for Social Justice [declared by A/RES/62/10]

20 March - International Day of Happiness [declared by A/RES/66/281]

21 March - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination [proclaimed by A/RES/2142 (XXI)]

21 March - International Day of Forests [proclaimed by A/RES/67/200]

21 March - World Down Syndrome Day [declared by A/RES/66/149]

21 March - International Day of Nowruz [recognized by A/RES/64/253]

22 March - World Day for Water [declared by A/RES/47/193]

25 March - International Day for the Commemoration of the Two-hundredth Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade [designated by A/RES/61/19 for 2007 observation only]; International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade [designated by A/RES/62/122 for annual observation beginning 2008]

2 April - World Autism Awareness Day [designated by A/RES/62/139]

4 April - International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action [proclaimed by A/RES/60/97]

6 April - International Day of Sport for Development and Peace [proclaimed by A/RES/67/296]

7 April - International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda [designated by A/RES/58/234; observed in 2004 only]

12 April - International Day of Human Space Flight [declared by A/RES/65/271]

22 April - International Mother Earth Day [proclaimed by A/RES/63/278]

3 May - World Press Freedom Day [declared by General Assembly decision 48/432]

8-9 May - Days of Remembrance and Reconciliation [designated by A/RES/59/26]

15 May - International Day of Families [observed pursuant to A/RES/47/237]

17 May - World Information Society Day [proclaimed by A/RES/60/252]

21 May - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development [proclaimed by A/RES/57/249]

22 May - International Day for Biological Diversity [changed by A/RES/55/201; originally proclaimed for 29 December (A/RES/49/119)]

29 May - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers [designated by A/RES/57/129]

1 June - Global Day of Parents [proclaimed by A/RES/66/292]

4 June - International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression [commemorated pursuant to A/RES/ES-7/8]

5 June - World Environment Day [designated by A/RES/2994 (XXVII)]

8 June - World Oceans Day [designated by A/RES/63/111]

15 June - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day [designated by A/RES/66/127]

17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought [proclaimed by A/RES/49/115]

20 June - World Refugee Day [celebrated pursuant to A/RES/55/76]

23 June - International Widows' Day [declared by A/RES/65/189]

23 June - United Nations Public Service Day [designated by A/RES/57/277]

26 June - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking [observed pursuant to A/RES/42/112]

26 June - United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture [proclaimed by A/RES/52/149]

July, 1st Saturday - International Day of Cooperatives [proclaimed by A/RES/47/90, A/RES/49/155]

18 July - Nelson Mandela International Day [declared by A/RES/64/13]

30 July - International Day of Friendship [designated by A/RES/65/275]

9 August - International Day of the World's Indigenous People [observed every year during the First Decade (1994-2003) pursuant to A/RES/48/163, para. 3; and every year during the Second Decade (2005-2014) pursuant to A/RES/59/174, para. 11]

12 August - International Youth Day [endorsed by A/RES/54/120]

19 August - World Humanitarian Day [designated by A/RES/63/139]

29 August - International Day against Nuclear Tests [declared by A/RES/64/35]

30 August - International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances [declared by A/RES/65/209]

5 September - International Day of Charity [designated by A/RES/67/105]

15 September - International Day of Democracy [declared by A/RES/62/7]

16 September - International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer [proclaimed by A/RES/49/114]

21 September - International Day of Peace [observed pursuant to A/RES/36/67, A/RES/55/282, A/RES/57/6]

1 October - International Day of Older Persons [designated by A/RES/45/106, A/RES/50/141]

October, 1st Monday - World Habitat Day [designated by A/RES/40/202 A]

2 October - International Day of Non-Violence [observed pursuant to A/RES/61/271]

11 October - International Day of the Girl Child [designated by A/RES/66/170]

13 October - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction [designated by A/RES/44/236]

15 October - International Day of Rural Women [observed pursuant to A/RES/62/136]

16 October - World Food Day [observed pursuant to A/RES/35/70]

17 October - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty [declared by A/RES/47/196]

20 October - World Statistics Day [designated by A/RES/64/267]

24 October - United Nations Day [declared by A/RES/168 (II)]

24 October - World Development Information Day [instituted by A/RES/3038 (XXVII)]

6 November - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict [declared by A/RES/56/4]

14 November - World Diabetes Day [designated by A/RES/61/225]

16 November - International Day for Tolerance [observed pursuant to A/RES/51/95]

November, 3rd Sunday - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims and their Families [designated by A/RES/60/5]

19 November - World Toilet Day [designated by A/RES/67/291]

20 November - Africa Industrialization Day [proclaimed by A/RES/44/237]

20 November (varies) - Universal Children's Day [instituted by A/RES/836 (IX)]

21 November - World Television Day [proclaimed by A/RES/51/205]

25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women [designated by A/RES/54/134]

29 November - International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People [observed pursuant to A/RES/32/40 B]

3 December - International Day of Disabled Persons [proclaimed by A/RES/47/3]; now: International Day of Persons with Disabilities [renamed by A/RES/62/127]

5 December - International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development [observed pursuant to A/RES/40/212]

7 December - International Civil Aviation Day [proclaimed by A/RES/51/33]

9 December - International Anti-Corruption Day [designated by A/RES/58/4]

10 December - Human Rights Day [observed pursuant to A/RES/423 (V)]

11 December - International Mountain Day [designated by A/RES/57/245]

18 December - International Migrant's Day [proclaimed by A/RES/55/93]

19 December - United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation [declared by A/RES/58/220]

20 December - International Human Solidarity Day [proclaimed by A/RES/60/209]