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Annual Days and Weeks 

08 March: United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace

Beginning on 21 March: Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination

21 March: International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

22 March: World Day for Water

23 March: World Meteorological Day

07 April: World Health Day

23 April: World Book and Copyright Day

03 May: World Press Freedom Day

15 May: International Day of Families

Beginning 25 May: Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

31 May: World No-Tobacco Day

04 June: International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

05 June: World Environment Day

17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

20 June: World Refugee Day

26 June: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

26 June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

First Saturday of July: International Day of Cooperatives

11 July: World Population Day

09 August: International Day of the World's Indigenous People

12 August: International Youth Day

23 August: International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

September - opening day of UN General Assembly: International Day of Peace

08 September: International Literacy Day

16 September: International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

During the last week in September: World Maritime Day

01 October: International Day of Older Persons

04-10 October: World Space Week

First Monday of October: World Habitat Day

09 October: World Post Day

10 October: World Mental Health Day

Second Wednesday of October: International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

16 October: World Food Day

17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24-30 October: Disarmament Week

24 October: World Development Information Day

24 October: United Nations Day

16 November: International Day for Tolerance

20 November, varies: Universal Children's Day

20 November: Africa Industrialization Day

25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

21 November: World Television Day

29 November: International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

01 December: World AIDS Day

02 December: International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

03 December: International Day of Disabled Persons

05 December: International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

07 December: International Civil Aviation Day

10 December: Human Rights Day

18 December: International Migrants Day

29 December: International Day for Biological Diversity


International Decades and Years 

2001: United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

2001: International Year of Volunteers

2001: International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

2002: International Year of Mountains

2002: International Year of Ecotourism

2005: International Year of Microcredit

1993 - 2002: Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa

1993 - 2002: Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons

1993 - 2002: Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination

1994 - 2004: International Decade of the World's Indigenous People

1995 - 2004: United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education

1997 - 2006: United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty

2001 - 2010: International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World

2001 - 2010: Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism 

2003: International Year of Freshwater



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