World Events

1 January:  New Year celebrations
January 31: Street Children's Day

4 February: World Cancer Day
6 February: International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
11 February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
13 February: World Radio Day
20 February: World Day of Social Justice  
21 February: International Mother Language Day

1 March: Zero Discrimination Day
3 March: World Wildlife 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
21 March: World Down Syndrome Day
21 March: International Day of Forests
22 March: World Water Day
27 March: World Theatre Day

2 April: World Autism Awareness Day
2 April: International Children's Book Day
6 April: International Day of Sport for Development and Peace 
7 April: World Health Day 
12 April: InterDevelopmenty of Human Space Flight
22 April: International Mother Earth Day
25 April: World Malaria Day
28 April: World Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 April: International Dance Day
30 April: International Jazz Day

3 May: World Press Freedom Day
8 May: World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
15 May: International Day of Families
17 May: World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
18 May: International Museum Day
21 May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
31 May: World No-Tobacco Day

1 June: Global Day of Parents
5 June: World Environment Day
8 June: World Oceans Day
12 June: World Day Against Child Labour
14 June: World Blood Donor Day
17 June: World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 June: World Refugee Day
21 June: International Day of Yoga
25 June: Day of the Seafarer
26 June: International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

11 July:  World Population Day 
12 July: Malala Day
15 July: World Youth Skills Day
18 July: Nelson Mandela International Day
30 July:  International Day of Friendship

12 August: International Youth Day 
19 August: World Humanitarian Day 

5 September: International Day of Charity 
8 September: International Literacy Day
15 September: International Day of Democracy 
21 September: International Day of Peace 
27 September: World Tourism Day

1 October: International Day of Older Persons
2 October: International Day of Non-Violence
3 October (first Monday in October) World Habitat Day 
5 October: World Teachers’ Day
9 October: World Post Day 
11 October: International Day of the Girl Child
15 October: International Day of Rural Women 
16 October: World Food Day 
17 October: International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 
20 October: World Statistics Day
24 October: United Nations Day 
24 October: World Development Information Day
27 October: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
31 October: World Cities Day 

2 November: International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
10 November: World Science Day for Peace and Development
14 November: World Diabetes Day 
16 November: International Day for Tolerance 
17 November: World Philosophy Day
20 November: Africa Industrialization Day
20 November: Universal Children’s Day
21 November: World Television Day
25 November: International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

1 December: World AIDS Day
3 December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
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 
18 December: International Migrants Day
20 December: International Human Solidarity Day