UN Observances

International awareness days set by the United Nations. Add "UN Observances" to your calendar.
Date Day of week Event
1/4/23 Wednesday World Braille Day
1/24/23 Tuesday International Day of Education
1/27/23 Friday International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
2/1/23 - 2/7/23 Wednesday - Tuesday 🙏World Interfaith Harmony Week
2/6/23 Monday International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation
2/10/23 Friday World Pulses Day
2/11/23 Saturday 🧬International Day of Women and Girls in Science
2/13/23 Monday 📡World Radio Day
2/20/23 Monday World Day of Social Justice
2/21/23 Tuesday International Mother Language Day
3/1/23 Wednesday 👨🏻‍🤝‍👨🏿Zero Discrimination Day
3/3/23 Friday 🐅World Wildlife Day
3/4/23 Saturday World Engineering Day
3/8/23 Wednesday 👩International Women's Day
3/20/23 Monday French Language Day
3/20/23 Monday 😃International Day of Happiness
3/21/23 - 3/27/23 Tuesday - Monday International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
3/21/23 Tuesday International Day of Forests
3/21/23 Tuesday International Nowruz Day
3/21/23 Tuesday World Down Syndrome Day
3/21/23 Tuesday World Poetry Day
3/22/23 Wednesday 💧World Water Day
3/23/23 Thursday World Meteorological Day
3/24/23 Friday International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
3/25/23 Saturday International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
3/25/23 Saturday International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
4/2/23 Sunday World Autism Awareness Day
4/4/23 Tuesday International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
4/5/23 Wednesday International Day of Conscience
4/6/23 Thursday International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
4/7/23 Friday International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda
4/7/23 Friday 🍎World Health Day
4/12/23 Wednesday 🚀International Day of Human Space Flight
4/14/23 Friday World Chagas Disease Day
4/20/23 Thursday Chinese Language Day
4/21/23 Friday World Creativity and Innovation Day
4/22/23 Saturday 🌎International Mother Earth Day
4/23/23 Sunday English Language Day
4/23/23 Sunday Spanish Language Day
4/23/23 Sunday ©️World Book and Copyright Day
4/24/23 Monday 🕊️International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace
4/24/23 - 4/30/23 Monday - Sunday 💉World Immunization Week
4/25/23 Tuesday International Delegate’s Day
4/25/23 Tuesday World Malaria Day
4/26/23 Wednesday World Intellectual Property Day
4/26/23 Wednesday ☢️International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day
4/27/23 Thursday 👧International Girls in ICT Day
4/28/23 Friday ⛑️World Day for Safety and Health at Work
4/30/23 Sunday International Jazz Day
5/2/23 Tuesday 🐟World Tuna Day
5/3/23 Wednesday World Press Freedom Day
5/6/23 - 5/12/23 Saturday - Friday 🚘UN Global Road Safety Week
5/8/23 Monday ⚔️Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
5/13/23 Saturday 🐦World Migratory Bird Day
5/15/23 Monday 👪International Day of Families
5/16/23 Tuesday 💡International Day of Light
5/16/23 Tuesday 🕊️International Day of Living Together in Peace
5/17/23 Wednesday World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
5/20/23 Saturday 🐝World Bee Day
5/21/23 Sunday World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
5/21/23 Sunday International Tea Day
5/22/23 Monday 🌱International Day for Biological Diversity
5/23/23 Tuesday International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
5/25/23 - 5/31/23 Thursday - Wednesday Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of Non-Self-Governing Territories
5/29/23 Monday International Day of UN Peacekeepers
5/31/23 Wednesday 🚭World No Tobacco Day
6/1/23 Thursday Global Day of Parents
6/3/23 Saturday 🚲World Bicycle Day
6/4/23 Sunday 🧸International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
6/5/23 Monday 🎣International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing
6/5/23 Monday 🌱World Environment Day
6/6/23 Tuesday Russian Language Day
6/7/23 Wednesday 🍲World Food Safety Day
6/8/23 Thursday 🌊World Oceans Day
6/12/23 Monday 🧒World Day Against Child Labour
6/13/23 Tuesday International Albinism Awareness Day
6/14/23 Wednesday 🩸World Blood Donor Day
6/15/23 Thursday 👵World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
6/16/23 Friday 👪International Day of Family Remittances
6/17/23 Saturday World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
6/18/23 Sunday Sustainable Gastronomy Day
6/19/23 Monday International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
6/20/23 Tuesday World Refugee Day
6/21/23 Wednesday ☀️International Day of the Celebration of the Solstice
6/21/23 Wednesday 🧘🏽International Day of Yoga
6/23/23 Friday International Widows' Day
6/23/23 Friday 🇺🇳United Nations Public Service Day
6/25/23 Sunday Day of the Seafarer
6/26/23 Monday International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
6/26/23 Monday International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
6/27/23 Tuesday Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day
6/29/23 Thursday 🌴International Day of the Tropics
6/30/23 Friday International Day of Parliamentarism
6/30/23 Friday ☄️International Asteroid Day
7/1/23 Saturday International Day of Cooperatives
7/11/23 Tuesday 🌎World Population Day
7/15/23 Saturday 🧒World Youth Skills Day
7/18/23 Tuesday Nelson Mandela International Day
7/20/23 Thursday ♟️World Chess Day
7/28/23 Friday World Hepatitis Day
7/30/23 Sunday World Day against Trafficking in Persons
7/30/23 Sunday 👬International Day of Friendship
8/1/23 - 8/7/23 Tuesday - Monday 🤱World Breastfeeding Week
8/9/23 Wednesday International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
8/12/23 Saturday 🧒International Youth Day
8/19/23 Saturday World Humanitarian Day
8/21/23 Monday International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism
8/22/23 Tuesday International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief
8/23/23 Wednesday International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
8/29/23 Tuesday ☢️International Day against Nuclear Tests
8/30/23 Wednesday International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
9/5/23 Tuesday International Day of Charity
9/7/23 Thursday ⛰️International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies
9/8/23 Friday 📚International Literacy Day
9/9/23 Saturday International Day to Protect Education from Attack
9/12/23 Tuesday 🇺🇳United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
9/15/23 Friday International Day of Democracy
9/16/23 Saturday International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
9/17/23 Sunday 🧑‍⚕️World Patient Safety Day
9/18/23 Monday 💰International Equal Pay Day
9/21/23 Thursday 🕊️International Day of Peace
9/23/23 Saturday 🤘International Day of Sign Languages
9/26/23 Tuesday ☢️International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
9/27/23 Wednesday ✈️World Tourism Day
9/28/23 Thursday International Day for Universal Access to Information
9/29/23 Friday World Maritime Day
9/29/23 Friday 🍎International Day of Awareness of Food Loss and Waste
9/30/23 Saturday International Translation Day
10/1/23 Sunday 👵International Day of Older Persons
10/2/23 Monday World Habitat Day
10/2/23 Monday 🕊️International Day of Non-Violence
10/4/23 - 10/10/23 Wednesday - Tuesday 🚀World Space Week
10/5/23 Thursday 🧑‍🏫World Teachers' Day
10/9/23 Monday ✉️World Post Day
10/10/23 Tuesday World Mental Health Day
10/11/23 Wednesday 👧International Day of the Girl Child
10/13/23 Friday ⛑️International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
10/14/23 Saturday 🐦World Migratory Bird Day
10/15/23 Sunday International Day of Rural Women
10/16/23 Monday 🍲World Food Day
10/17/23 Tuesday International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
10/24/23 Tuesday World Development Information Day
10/24/23 - 10/30/23 Tuesday - Monday 🕊️Disarmament Week
10/24/23 Tuesday 🇺🇳United Nations Day
10/27/23 Friday World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
10/31/23 Tuesday 🏙️World Cities Day
11/2/23 Thursday International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
11/5/23 Sunday 🌊World Tsunami Awareness Day
11/6/23 Monday International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
11/6/23 Monday 🧬International Week of Science and Peace
11/10/23 Friday 🕊️World Science Day for Peace and Development
11/13/23 - 11/19/23 Monday - Sunday World Antibiotic Awareness Week
11/14/23 Tuesday World Diabetes Day
11/16/23 Thursday International Day for Tolerance
11/16/23 Thursday World Philosophy Day
11/19/23 Sunday World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
11/19/23 Sunday 🚽World Toilet Day
11/20/23 Monday Africa Industrialization Day
11/20/23 Monday 🧸World Children's Day
11/21/23 Tuesday 📺World Television Day
11/25/23 Saturday International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
11/29/23 Wednesday International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
11/30/23 Thursday Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
12/1/23 Friday World AIDS Day
12/2/23 Saturday International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
12/3/23 Sunday International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12/4/23 Monday 🏦International Day of Banks
12/4/23 Monday 🐅World Wildlife Conservation Day
12/5/23 Tuesday International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
12/5/23 Tuesday World Soil Day
12/7/23 Thursday ✈️International Civil Aviation Day
12/9/23 Saturday International Anti-Corruption Day
12/9/23 Saturday International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
12/10/23 Sunday Human Rights Day
12/11/23 Monday International Mountain Day
12/12/23 Tuesday International Day of Neutrality
12/12/23 Tuesday International Universal Health Coverage Day
12/18/23 Monday Arabic Language Day
12/18/23 Monday International Migrants Day
12/20/23 Wednesday International Human Solidarity Day