8 March – International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day comes on the heels of unprecedented global movement for women’s rights, equality and justice.

21 March – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Promoting tolerance, inclusion, unity and respect for diversity in the context of combating racial discrimination

6 April – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

Sport as a universal language can be a powerful tool to promote peace, tolerance and understanding by bringing people together across boundaries, cultures and religions.

30 April – International Jazz Day

International Jazz Day is intended to raise awareness in the international community of the virtues of jazz as an educational tool, and a force for peace, unity, dialogue and enhanced cooperation among people.

16 May – International Day of Light

A global initiative that provides an annual focal point for the continued appreciation of light and the role it plays in science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development, and in fields as diverse as medicine, communications, and energy.

21 May – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Bridging the gap between cultures is urgent and necessary for peace, stability and development.

5 June – World Environment Day

 World Environment Day is the UN’s most important day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment.

21 June – International Day of Yoga

The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness.

15 July – World Youth Skills Day

To raise awareness on the importance of investing in youth skills development, the United Nations General Assembly decided in resolution to designate 15 July as World Youth Skills Day.

30 July – International Day of Friendship

The International Day of Friendship was the idea that friendship between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace efforts and build bridges between communities.

12 August – International Youth Day

International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace.

5 September – International Day of Charity

International Day of Charity serves to enhance and increase social responsibility amongst us all, solidarity and to increase the public’s support for charitable causes.

8 September – International Literacy Day  (UNESCO 14 C/Resolution 1.441)

International Literacy Day, celebrated annually on 8 September, is an opportunity for Governments, civil society and stakeholders to highlight improvements in world literacy rates, and reflect on the world’s remaining literacy challenges.

21 September – International Day of Peace  (A/RES/36/67)

Peace Day provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences and to contribute to building a Culture of Peace.

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

World Teachers’ Day celebrated under the theme “Teaching in Freedom, Empowering Teachers”, and help the teacher in the world

10 November – World Science Day for Peace and Development

It highlights the important role that science has in society and is celebrated each year on November 10 and the need to engage the wider public in debates on emerging scientific issues.

1 December – World AIDS Day

It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

3 December – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life.

 

 

 

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