Human Rights Calendar




International Day of Commemoration in memory of the victims of the Holocaust

January 27

International Women’s Day

March 8

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 21

World Water Day

March 22

International Day for Mine Awareness and Mine Action

April 4


World Health Day

April 7

World Book and Copyright Day

April 23

World Press Freedom Day

May 3

International Day of Families

May 15

World Information Society Day

May 17

World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and  Development

May 21

International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers

May 29

World No-Tobacco Day

May 31

International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

June 4

World Environment Day

June 5

World Refugee Day

June 20

United Nations Public Service Day

June 23

International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 26

World Population Day

July 11

International Day of the World’s Indigenous People

August 9

International Youth Day

August 12

International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

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International Literacy Day

September 8

International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

September 16

International Day of Peace

September 21

International Day for Older Persons

October 1

World Teacher's Day

October 5

World Habitat Day

First Monday in October

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

Second Wednesday in October

World Post Day

October 9

World Mental Health Day

October 10

World Food Day

October 16

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 17

United Nations Day and World Development Information Day

October 24

Disarmament Week

October 24-30

International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 6

International Day of Tolerance

November 16

World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

Third Sunday in November

Universal Children's Day

November 20

World Television Day

November 21

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 25

International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

November 29

World AIDS Day

December 1

International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 2

International Day of Disabled Persons

December 3

International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 5

International Civil Aviation Day

December 7

International Anti-Corruption Day

December 9

Human Rights Day

December 10

International Migrants Day

December 18

United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation

December 19

International Human Solidarity Day

December 20