Events Calendar and Global Observances UN

On this page, you can find a calendar of all the observances the United Nations and its agencies have established, and that are recognized in countries across the world. The dates are generally set the same every year; the weekday they fall on is the only change.

World Events United Nations Global Observances

Date      Day        Holiday

4 Feb     Fri          World Cancer Day

13 Feb   Sun        World Radio Day

20 Feb   Sun        World Day of Social Justice

21 Feb   Mon       International Mother Language Day

1 Mar                   International Children’s Book Day

3 Mar    Thu        World Wildlife Day

8 Mar    Tue        International Women’s Day

20 Mar  Sun        International Day of Happiness

21 Mar  Mon       World Poetry Day

21 Mar  Mon       World Down Syndrome Day

21 Mar  Mon       International Day of Nowruz

21 Mar  Mon       International Day of Forests

22 Mar  Tue        World Water Day

23 Mar  Wed      World Meteorological Day

24 Mar  Thu        World Tuberculosis Day

2 Apr     Sat         World Autism Awareness Day

7 Apr     Thu        World Health Day

12 Apr  THU       International Day For Street Children

22 Apr   Fri          International Mother Earth Day

23 Apr   Sat         World Book and Copyright Day

25 Apr   Mon       World Malaria Day

26 Apr   Tue        World Intellectual Property Day

28 Apr   Thu        World Day for Safety and Health at Work

29 Apr   Fri          International Dance Day

30 Apr   Sat         International Jazz Day

3 May    Tue        World Press Freedom Day

15 May Sun         International Day of Families

17 May Tue         World Telecommunication and Information Society Day

22 May Sun         International Day for Biological Diversity

29 May Sun         International Day of UN Peacekeepers

31 May Tue         World No-Tobacco Day

1 Jun      Wed      Global Day of Parents

5 Jun      Sun        World Environment Day

8 Jun      Wed       World Oceans Day

14 Jun   Tue         World Blood Donor Day

17 Jun   Fri           World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

20 Jun   Mon        World Refugee Day

21 Jun   Tue        International Day of Yoga

23 Jun   Thu        International Widow’s Day

26 Jun   Sun        International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

30 Jun   Thu        International Asteroid Day

2 Jul       Sat          International Day of Cooperatives

11 Jul     Mon      World Population Day

12 Jul     Tue        Malala Day

15 Jul     Fri           World Youth Skills Day

18 Jul     Mon       Nelson Mandela International Day

28 Jul     Thu        World Hepatitis Day

30 Jul     Sat          International Day of Friendship

9 Aug     Tue        International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

12 Aug  Fri           International Youth Day

19 Aug  Fri           World Humanitarian Day

29 Aug  Mon      International Day against Nuclear Tests

8 Sep     Thu        International Literacy Day

10 Sep   Sat          World Suicide Prevention Day

15 Sep   Thu        International Day of Democracy

21 Sep   Wed      International Day of Peace

27 Sep   Tue        World Tourism Day

28 Sep   Wed      World Rabies Day

29 Sep   Thu        World Heart Day

1 Oct      Sat          International Day of Older Persons

2 Oct      Sun        International Day of Non-Violence

3 Oct      Mon      World Habitat Day

5 Oct      Wed      World Teachers’ Day

9 Oct      Sun        World Post Day

10 Oct   Mon      World Mental Health Day

11 Oct   Tue        International Day of the Girl Child

13 Oct   Thu        World Sight Day

13 Oct   Thu        International Day for Disaster Reduction

16 Oct   Sun        World Food Day

17 Oct   Mon      International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

24 Oct   Mon      World Development Information Day

24 Oct   Mon      United Nations Day

27 Oct   Thu        World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

29 Oct   Sat         World Stroke Day

10 Nov  Thu        World Science Day for Peace and Development

12 Nov  Sat         World Pneumonia Day

13 Nov  Sun        World Kindness Day

14 Nov  Mon      World Diabetes Day

16 Nov  Wed      International Day for Tolerance

17 Nov  Thu       World Philosophy Day

20 Nov  Sun       Universal Children’s Day

20 Nov  Sun       Africa Industrialization Day

20 Nov  Sun       World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

21 Nov  Mon      World Television Day

1 Dec     Thu       World AIDS Day

2 Dec     Fri         International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 Dec     Sat        International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5 Dec     Mon      World Soil Day

7 Dec     Wed      International Civil Aviation Day

9 Dec     Fri         International Anti-Corruption Day

10 Dec   Sat        Human Rights Day

11 Dec   Sun        International Mountain Day

18 Dec   Sun        International Migrants Day

20 Dec   Tue        International Human Solidarity Day