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UNESCO International Days 2020

 

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) implements its activities through the five program areas: education, natural sciences, social and human sciences, culture, and communication and information.

UNESCO celebrates UN International Days related to its respective competences, in addition to the other World Days, proclaimed by the United Nations Specialized Agencies.

 The list of International Days with which UNESCO is associated is available here.

 

International Days observed at UNESCO

 

JANUARY

14 January

World Logic Day

 

24 January

International Day of Education

World Day for African and Afrodescendant Culture

 

27 January

International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

 

FEBRUARY

11 February

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

 

13 February

World Radio Day

 

21 February

International Mother Language Day

 

 

MARCH

4 March

World Engineering Day for Sustainable Development

 

8 March

International Women’s Day

 

14 March

International Day of Mathematics

 

20 March

International Francophonie Day

 

21 March

World Poetry Day

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

International Day of Nowruz

 

22 March

World Water Day

 

 

APRIL

6 April

International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

 

15 April

World Art Day

 

23 April

World Book and Copyright Day

 

 

30 April

International Jazz Day

 

 

MAY

3 May

World Press Freedom Day

 

5 May

African World Heritage Day

World Portuguese Language Day

 

 

16 May

International Day of Light

International Day of Living Together in Peace

 

21 May

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

 

22 May

International Day for Biological Diversity

 

 

JUNE

5 June

World Environment Day

 

8 June

World Oceans Day

 

17 June

World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

 

 

JULY

18 July

Nelson Mandela International Day

 

26 July

International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

 

 

AUGUST

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

 

 

SEPTEMBER

8 September

International Literacy Day

 

15 September

International Day of Democracy

 

20 September

International Day of University Sport

 

21 September

International Day of Peace

 

28 September

International Day for the Universal Access to Information

 

 

OCTOBER

5 October

World Teachers’ Day

 

11 October

International Day of the Girl Child

 

13 October

International Day for Disaster Reduction

 

17 October

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

 

24 October

United Nations Day

 

27 October

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

 

 

NOVEMBER

2 November

International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

 

5 November (First Thursday)

International Day Against Violence and Bullying at School, including Cyberbullying

 

5 November

World Day of Romani Language

World Tsunami Awareness Day

 

10 November

World Science Day for Peace and Development

Third Thursday in November

World Philosophy Day

 

16 November

International Day for Tolerance

 

18 November

International Day of Islamic Art

 

25 November

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

 

26 November

World Olive Tree Day

 

29 November

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

 

 

DECEMBER

1 December

World AIDS Day

 

3 December

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

 

10 December

Human Rights Day

 

18 December

International Migrants Day

 

18 December

World Arabic Language Day

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