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Thursday, 27 August 2015

Advocacy - August 2015 meeting : international days celebrated on the United Nations calendar

As can be seen from the header at the top of this blog, the next meeting is on next Monday night.  There is an open invitation to anyone and everyone to come along.  We are considering our agenda/activities for the remainder of 2015. 

Listed below are the days celebrated under the auspices of the United Nations.  They give food for thought of what might be included in the Advocacy agenda to work on, speak out on, etc.  Please let us know your thoughts.


5 September - International Day of Charity  (A/RES/67/105) draft  (9A/67/L.45)

8 September - International Literacy Day [UNESCO]  (Resolution 1.141 of the 14th session of the UNESCO General Conference)

12 September - United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation  (A/RES/58/220)

15 September - International Day of Democracy  (A/RES/62/7)

16 September - International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer  (A/RES/49/114)

21 September - International Day of Peace  (A/RES/36/67)  (A/RES/55/282)

25 September - World Maritime Day [IMO] (IMCO/C XXXVIII/21)

26 September - International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons  (A/RES/68/32)

27 September - World Tourism Day


1 October - International Day of Older Persons  (A/RES/45/106)

2 October - International Day of Non-Violence  (A/RES/61/271)

5 October - World Teachers’ Day  [UNESCO]  (UNESCOPRESSE, vol.4, no.17, p.9)

5 October - World Habitat Day  (A/RES/40/202 A)

9 October - World Post Day  (UPU/Tokyo Congress 1969/Res.C.11)

10 October - World Mental Health Day [WHO]

11 October - International Day of the Girl Child  (A/RES/66/170)

13 October - International Day for Disaster Reduction  (A/RES/44/236)  (A/RES/64/200)

15 October - International Day of Rural Women  (A/RES/62/136)

16 October - World Food Day  [FAO]  (A/RES/35/70)

17 October - International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  (A/RES/47/196)

20 October - World Statistics Day (A/RES/69/282, draft A/69/L.72)

24 October - United Nations Day  (A/RES/168 (II)  (A/RES/2782 (XXVI))

24 October - World Development Information Day  (A/RES/3038 (XXVII))

27 October - World Day for Audiovisual Heritage  [UNESCO]

31 October - World Cities Day  (A/RES/68/238)


2 November - International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists  (A/RES/68/163)

6 November - International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict  (A/RES/56/4)

10 November - World Science Day for Peace and Development

14 November - World Diabetes Day  (A/RES/61/225)

15 November - World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims  (A/RES/60/5)

16 November - International Day for Tolerance  (Resolution 5.61 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference)  (A/RES/51/95)

19 November - World Toilet Day  (A/67/L.75)  (draft)

19 November (third Thursday in November) - World Philosophy Day

20 November - Africa Industrialization Day  (A/RES/44/237)

20 November - Universal Children’s Day

21 November - World Television Day  (A/RES/51/205)

25 November - International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  (A/RES/54/134)

29 November - International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People  (A/RES/32/40B)


1 December - World AIDS Day

2 December - International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December - International Day of Persons with Disabilities  (A/RES/47/3)

5 December - International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development  (A/RES/40/212)

5 December - World Soil Day  [FAO]  (A/RES/68/232)

7 December - International Civil Aviation Day  [ICAO]  (A/RES/51/33)

9 December - International Anti-Corruption Day  (A/RES/58/4)

10 December - Human Rights Day  (A/RES/423 (V))

11 December - International Mountain Day  (A/RES/57/245)

18 December - International Migrants Day  (A/RES/55/93)

20 December - International Human Solidarity Day  (A/RES/60/209)