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August 18, 2013

List of International Days Observed by United Nations


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Friends, here is the complete list of International Days observed by United Nations Organization and its principal organs. The UN observe these days  to point out some issue of international interest or concern. This is used to commemorate, promote and mobilize for action. It also presents a written report about the event. This summarizes the activities that took place around the world under the auspices of the international observance, and makes recommendations for the future. This post is important because now a days in almost every competitive exam they are asking the important days.The UN not only observes days, but also months, years and decades etc. We shall discuss them in our next post.

27 January -  International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust      

4 February     - World Cancer Day 
6 February   - International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 
13 February   - World Radio Day
20 February - World Day of Social Justice            
21 February  - International Mother Language Day 

8 March     - International Women's Day        
20 March - International Day of Happiness            
21 March  - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination        
21 March - World Poetry Day [UNESCO]              
21 March - International Day of Nowruz    
21 March - World Down Syndrome Day     
 21 March - International Day of Forests and the Tree      
22 March - World Water Day
23 March - World Meteorological Day        
24 March - World Tuberculosis Day
24 March - International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims 
25 March - International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade 
25 March - International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members            

2 April  - World Autism Awareness Day   
4 April  - International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action           
7 April  - Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide 
7 April  - World Health Day
12 April  - International Day of Human Space Flight 
22 April  - International Mother Earth Day 
23 April  - World Book and Copyright Day            
23 April  - English Language Day   
25 April  - World Malaria Day 
26 April  - World Intellectual Property Day
28 April  - World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 April  - Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare 
30 April  - International Jazz Day  

3 May  - World Press Freedom Day             
8-9 May  -Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War        A
11-12 May  -World Migratory Bird Day 
15 May  - International Day of Families 
17 May  - World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 
21 May  - World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development      
22 May  - International Day for Biological Diversity         A/RES/55/201
23 May  - International Day to End Obstetric Fistula       A/RES/67/147
24 May  - "Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon       A/RES/54/115
29 May  - International Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 May  - World No-Tobacco Day [WHO]             Resolution 42.19 of the 42nd session of WHO

1 June - Global Day of Parents       
4 June - International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression              
5 June - World Environment Day 
8 June - World Oceans Day 
12 June - World Day Against Child Labour 
14 June - World Blood Donor Day [WHO]             
15 June - World Elder Abuse Awareness Day        
17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought 
20 June - World Refugee Day           
23 June - United Nations Public Service Day          
23 June - International Widows' Day           
25 June - Day of the Seafarer [IMO]           
26 June - International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking              
26 June - United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 

6 July (First Saturday in July) - International Day of Cooperatives 
11 July - World Population Day  

12th July - Malala Day
18 July - Nelson Mandela International Day 
28 July - World Hepatitis Day 
30 July - International Day of Friendship

9 August - International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples              
12 August - International Youth Day         
19 August - World Humanitarian Day         
23 August - International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
29 August - International Day against Nuclear Tests         
30 August - International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances 

5 September - International Day of Charity            
8 September - International Literacy Day 
10 September - World Suicide Prevention Day
12 September - United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation 
15 September - International Day of Democracy    
16 September - International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 
21 September - International Day of Peace           
26 September (Last week of September) - World Maritime Day
27 September - World Tourism Day
28 September - World Rabies Day
28 September (Last Saturday in September) - World Heart Day

(First Monday in October) - World Habitat Day 
1 October - International Day of Older Persons 
2 October - International Day of Non-Violence 
5 October - World Teachers’ Day 
9 October - World Post Day 
10 October - World Mental Health Day
10 October - (Second Thursday in October) - World Sight Day 
11 October - International Day of the Girl Child
13 October - International Day for Disaster Reduction
15 October - International Day of Rural Women 
16 October - World Food Day 
17 October - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
24 October - United Nations Day
24 October - World Development Information Day 
27 October - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

6 November - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict 
10 November - World Science Day for Peace and Development 
12 November - World Pneumonia Day
14 November - World Diabetes Day
16 November - International Day for Tolerance
16 November - World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day
18 November (Third Sunday in November) - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
19 November - World Toilet Day
20 November - Universal Children’s Day 
20 November - Africa Industrialization Day           
21 November (Third Thursday in November) -World Philosophy Day
21 November - World Television Day  
25 November -  International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women       
29 November - International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People 

1 December - World AIDS Day
2 December - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery 
3 December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities         
5 December - International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development        
7 December - International Civil Aviation Day [ICAO]     
9 December - International Anti-Corruption Day 
10 December - Human Rights Day
11 December - International Mountain Day            
18 December - International Migrants Day
20 December - International Human Solidarity Day


  1. Awesome job. Keep doing this good work. God Bless U ar8ambitionz and team..!! :-)

  2. Good work for students n needy persons...well done...keep it up....

  3. Thanks gr8ambitionz team please post study plan for ibps po 3. Only two months left

  4. Than q very much team..............but it will be more good if u provide in pdf fomrs..............$uresh

  5. Thank U. Can Ior get current updates on insurance sect

  6. lov u gr8 ambitionz

  7. can u provide the material of national events of jan 2013?I am preparing for IBPS 3 please provide materials for currents affairs and banking materials in PDF format and mail it to

    1. We will try to arrange the pdf file by next week friend. But i don't think we can mail you. Because google is not supporting our files as attachments due to exceeding size.

  8. sir how can v save these material...please help about it...!

  9. hats off to u all guys ...


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