Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Sunday, August 9, 2020

World Important Days

Important Days

27 January - International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

20 February - World Day of Social Justice

21 February - International Mother Language Day 

8 March - International Women's Day   |   United Nations Day for Women's Rights and International Peace

21 March - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

21-28 March - Week of Solidarity with the Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination 

22 March - World Water Day

23 March - World Meteorological Day

4 April - International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action

7 April - World Health Day

23 April - World Book and Copyright Day

3 May - World Press Freedom Day 

15 May - International Day of Families

17 May - World Information Society Day (formerly World Telecommunication Day)

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

22 May -  International Day for Biological Diversity (formerly December 29, changed in 2001)

25 May 25 to 1 June - Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories

29 May - International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

31 May - World No-Tobacco Day

4 June - International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5 June - World Environment Day

17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

20 June - World Refugee Day

23 June - United Nations Public Service Day

26 June - International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking and
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 

First Saturday- July - International Day of Cooperatives

11 July - World Population Day

9 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

8 September  - International Literacy Day

15 September - International Day of Democracy

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

21 September - International Day of Peace (formerly the opening day of the UN General Assembly, changed to a set date as of 2002)

During last Week - September - World Maritime Day

1 October - International Day for Older Persons

4 - 10 October - World Space Week

5 October - World Teacher's Day

First Monday - October - World Habitat Day

Second Wednesday - October - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

9 October  - World Post Day

10 October  - World Mental Health Day

16 October  - World Food Day

17 October  - International Day for the Eradication of Proverty

24 October  - United Nations Day   |   World Development Information Day

24-30 October  - Disarmament Week

6 November - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

14 November - World Diabetes Day

16 November - International Day of Tolerance

Third Sunday - November - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

20 November - Universal Children's Day, and African Industrialization Day

21 November - World Television Day

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

25 November - International Day of Solidarity with the Plaestinian People

1 December - World AIDS Day

2 December - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December - International Day of Disabled Persons

5 December - International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

7 December - International Civil Aviation Day

9 December - International Anti Corruption Day

10 December - Human Rights Day

11 December - International Mountains Day

18 December - International Migrants Day

19 December - United National Day for South-South Cooperation

20 December - International Human Solidarity Day