United Nations days

2017-07-29T11:39:09+03:00[Europe/Moscow] en true World Philosophy Day, Friendship Day, International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Earth Day, World Water Day, World No Tobacco Day, International Day of Democracy, International Literacy Day, World Intellectual Property Day, World Book Day, International Day of the Girl Child, International Yoga Day, International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers, World Cancer Day, World Oceans Day, International Civil Aviation Day, International Day for Tolerance, World AIDS Day, World Environment Day, Human Rights Day, World Humanitarian Day, Workers' Memorial Day, International Youth Day, International Day of Older Persons, International Nurses Day, International Day of Non-Violence, World Development Information Day, Maritime Day, World Health Day, International Migrants Day, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, United Nations Day, Children's Day, International Anti-Corruption Day, World Blood Donor Day, International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression, Cosmonautics Day, World Autism Awareness Day, World Population Day, International Dance Day, World Poetry Day, World Teachers' Day, World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, International Day of Peace, International Mother Language Day, International Day of Happiness, World Food Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Press Freedom Day, Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, Global Handwashing Day, World Toilet Day, War Victims Day, World Immunization Week, Global Day of Action on Military Spending, Anti-Bullying Day, World Malaria Day, International Day of Charity, International Mother Earth Day, International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation, World Statistics Day, World Wildlife Day, International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade, International Women's Day, World Day Against Child Labour, World Radio Day, International Day against Nuclear Tests flashcards United Nations days
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  • World Philosophy Day
    World Philosophy Day was proclaimed by UNESCO to be celebrated every 3rd Thursday of November.
  • Friendship Day
    Friendship Day (Arabic: اليوم الدولي للصداقة‎‎, Chinese: 国际友谊日, French: Journée internationale de l’amitié, Russian: Международный день дружбы, Spanish: Día del Amigo) is a day for celebrating friendship.
  • International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
    The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – 26 June is held annually on 26 June to speak out against the crime of torture and to honor and support victims and survivors throughout the world.
  • Earth Day
    Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
  • World Water Day
    World Water Day is an annual event celebrated on March 22.
  • World No Tobacco Day
    World No Tobacco Day (WNTD) is observed around the world every year on May 31.
  • International Day of Democracy
    In 2007 the United Nations General Assembly resolved to observe 15 September as the International Day of Democracy—with the purpose of promoting and upholding the principles of democracy—and invited all member states and organizations to commemorate the day in an appropriate manner that contributes to raising public awareness.
  • International Literacy Day
    September 8 was proclaimed International Literacy Day by UNESCO on November 17, 1965.
  • World Intellectual Property Day
    World Intellectual Property Day is observed annually on 26 April.
  • World Book Day
    World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright.
  • International Day of the Girl Child
    International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations; it is also called the Day of the Girl and the International Day of the Girl.
  • International Yoga Day
    International Day of Yoga (Hindi: अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस: Antarāshtriya Yog Divas; IAST: Antarāṣṭrīya Yog Divas), or commonly and unofficially referred to as Yoga Day, is celebrated annually on 21 June since its inception in 2015.
  • International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
    The "International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers", May 29, is "a day to pay tribute to all the men and women who have served and continue to serve in United Nations peacekeeping operations for their high level of professionalism, dedication, and courage and to honor the memory of those who have lost their lives in the cause of peace.
  • World Cancer Day
    World Cancer Day is an international day marked on February 4 to raise awareness of cancer and to encourage its prevention, detection, and treatment.
  • World Oceans Day
    World Oceans Day is celebrated every 8 June.
  • International Civil Aviation Day
    In 1996 the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed that 7 December was to be the International Civil Aviation Day The day had been celebrated by the International Civil Aviation Organization since 7 December 1994, the 50th anniversary of the signing the Convention on International Civil Aviation.
  • International Day for Tolerance
    The International Day for Tolerance is an annual observance declared by UNESCO in 1995 to generate public awareness of the dangers of intolerance.
  • World AIDS Day
    World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection, and mourning those who have died of the disease.
  • World Environment Day
    World Environment Day (WED) is observed every year on 5 June to raise global awareness to take positive environmental action to protect nature and the planet Earth.
  • Human Rights Day
    Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights and one of the first major achievements of the new United Nations.
  • World Humanitarian Day
    World Humanitarian Day is a day dedicated to recognize humanitarian personnel and those who have lost their lives working for humanitarian causes.
  • Workers' Memorial Day
    Workers' Memorial Day, International Workers' Memorial Day or International Commemoration Day (ICD) for Dead and Injured or Day of Mourning takes place annually around the world on April 28, an international day of remembrance and action for workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work.
  • International Youth Day
    International Youth Day (IYD) is an awareness day designated by the United Nations.
  • International Day of Older Persons
    The International Day of Older Persons is observed on October 1 each year.
  • International Nurses Day
    International Nurses Day (IND) is an international day celebrated around the world on 12 May (the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth) of each year, to mark the contributions nurses make to society.
  • International Day of Non-Violence
    The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2, the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • World Development Information Day
    In 1972, the United Nations General Assembly decided to institute a World Development Information Day coinciding with United Nations Day on October 24.
  • Maritime Day
    Maritime Days are holidays typically established to recognize accomplishments in the maritime field.
  • World Health Day
    The World Health Day is a global health awareness day celebrated every year on 7 April, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organization (WHO).
  • International Migrants Day
    International Migrants Day is an international day observed on 18 December as International Migrants Day appointed by the General Assembly of United Nations on 4 December 2000 taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world.
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    International Holocaust Remembrance Day, is an international memorial day on 27 January commemorating the victims of the Holocaust.
  • United Nations Day
    United Nations Day is devoted to making known to people of the world the aims and achievements of the United Nations Organization.
  • Children's Day
    Children's Day is recognized on various days in many places around the world to honor children globally.
  • International Anti-Corruption Day
    International Anti-Corruption Day has been observed annually, on 9 December, since the passage of the United Nations Convention Against Corruption on 31 October 2003.
  • World Blood Donor Day
    Every year on 14 June, countries around the world celebrate World Blood Donor Day (WBDD).
  • International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
    The International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression is a United Nations observance each 4 June.
  • Cosmonautics Day
    Cosmonautics Day (Russian: День Космона́втики, Den Kosmonavtiki) is an anniversary celebrated in Russia and some other former USSR countries on April 12.
  • World Autism Awareness Day
    World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognised day on the 2nd of April every year, encouraging Member States of the United Nations to take measures to raise awareness about children with autism throughout the world.
  • World Population Day
    World Population day is an annual event, observed on July 11 every year, which seeks to raise awareness of global population issues.
  • International Dance Day
    International Dance Day was introduced in 1982 by the International Dance Council (CID, Conseil International de la Danse), a UNESCO partner NGO, and is celebrated yearly, on April 29.
  • World Poetry Day
    World Poetry Day is on 21 March, and was declared by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 1999.
  • World Teachers' Day
    World Teachers' Day, also known as International Teachers Day, is held annually on October 5 since 1994, commemorates teacher organizations worldwide.
  • World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
    The World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought is a United Nations observance each June 17.
  • International Day of Peace
    The International Day of Peace, sometimes unofficially known as World Peace Day, is observed annually on 21 September.
  • International Mother Language Day
    International Mother Language Day (IMLD) (Bengali: আন্তর্জাতিক মাতৃভাষা দিবস Antôrjatik Matribhasha Dibôs) is a worldwide annual observance held on 21 February to promote awareness of linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism.
  • International Day of Happiness
    The International Day of Happiness (known as Happiness Day) is celebrated throughout the world on the 20th of March.
  • World Food Day
    World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1945.
  • World Tuberculosis Day
    World Tuberculosis Day, falling on March 24 each year, is designed to build public awareness about the global epidemic of tuberculosis (TB) and efforts to eliminate the disease.
  • World Press Freedom Day
    The United Nations General Assembly declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day or just World Press Day to raise awareness of the importance of freedom of the press and remind governments of their duty to respect and uphold the right to freedom of expression enshrined under Article 19 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights and marking the anniversary of the Declaration of Windhoek, a statement of free press principles put together by African newspaper journalists in 1991.
  • Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
    The Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare is an annual event held on April 29 as a "tribute to the victims of chemical warfare, as well as to reaffirm the commitment of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to the elimination of the threat of chemical weapons, thereby promoting the goals of peace, security, and multilateralism.
  • Global Handwashing Day
    Global Handwashing Day (GHD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize people around the world to improve their handwashing habits by washing their hands with soap at critical moments throughout each day.
  • World Toilet Day
    World Toilet Day (WTD) is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world on issues of sanitation.
  • War Victims Day
    War Victims Day is an unofficial day of celebration and empowerment of the victims of armed conflict.
  • World Immunization Week
    World Immunization Week is a global public health campaign to raise awareness and increase rates of immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases around the world.
  • Global Day of Action on Military Spending
    Global Day of Action on Military Spending (GDAMS) takes place every year in mid-April.
  • Anti-Bullying Day
    Anti-Bullying Day is a day when people wear a pink, blue or purple shirt to symbolise a stand against bullying, an idea that originated in Canada.
  • World Malaria Day
    World Malaria Day (WMD) is an international observance commemorated every year on 25 April and recognizes global efforts to control malaria.
  • International Day of Charity
    The International Day of Charity is observed annually on 5 September.
  • International Mother Earth Day
    International Mother Earth Day was established in 2009, by the General Assembly under Resolution A/RES/63/278.
  • International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
    International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is a UN-sponsored awareness day that takes place February 6 each year.
  • World Statistics Day
    World Statistics Day was celebrated for the first time on 20 October 2010 worldwide.
  • World Wildlife Day
    On 20 December 2013, at its 68th session, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, which proposed by Thailand, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.
  • International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
    The day honours and remembers those who suffered and died as a consequence of the transatlantic slave trade, which has been called "the worst violation of human rights in history", in which over 400 years more than 15 million men, women and children were the victims.
  • International Women's Day
    International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is celebrated on March 8 every year.
  • World Day Against Child Labour
    The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization (ILO) sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour.
  • World Radio Day
    World Radio Day is an observance day held annually on 13 February.
  • International Day against Nuclear Tests
    The International Day against Nuclear Tests is observed on August 29.