INTERNATIONAL DAYS CELEBRATED BY UNESCO

Bold international days chosen by the individual regional committees – indicated in brackets – to promote initiatives in their area of ​​reference, in order to sensitize the public through events and meetings on the issues considered most significant.

January

27 – International Holocaust Victim Commemoration Day

February

11 – International day of women and girls in science
13 – International radio day
21 – World Mother Language Day

March

8 –  International Women’s Day
20 – International Francophone Day
21 – International day of poetry
21 – International day for the elimination of racial discrimination
21 – Nowruz International Day
22 – International Water Day (Umbria)
27 – International theater day

April

6 – International Sport Day for Development and Peace
23 – International day of books and copyright (Calabria, Lombardia, Puglia)
30 – International jazz Day

May

3 – International day Press freedom
5 – International Day of African Heritage
21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity, Dialogue and Development (Basilicata, Piemonte)
22 – International Day for the Protection of Biodiversity (Trentino, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Veneto)
25 – International Day of Africa / Week of Africa

June

5 – International Environment Day (Sardegna, Molise, Abruzzo, Liguria)
8 – International Oceans Day
17 – International day against desertification and drought

July

18 – Nelson Mandela International Day
26 – International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem

August

9 –  International day for indigenous peoples
12 – International Youth Day
23 – World day for remembering the slave trade and its abolition

September

8 –  International Literacy Day
15 – International Day of Democracy
21 – International Day of Culture for Peace (Toscana)
28 – International day for universal access to information

October

5 –  International Teacher’s Day
12 – International day for the reduction of natural disasters
16 – World Food Day (Valle d’Aosta)
17 – International Day for the Elimination of Poverty
20 – International statistics day
27 – World Audiovisual Heritage Day (Campania)

November

2 – International day to end impunity for crimes against journalists
5 – International Day of the Romani language
10 – International Science Day for Peace and Development (Lazio)
16 – International day for tolerance (Marche)
17 – International Day of Philosophy
25 – International day for the elimination of violence against women
29 – International day of solidarity for the Palestinian people

December

1 – International AIDS Day
2 – International day for the abolition of slavery
3 – International day for people with disabilities
10 – International Human Rights Day
18 – International Migrants Day (Sicilia, Emilia Romagna)
18 – International day of language and the Arab world