Annual International Days and Weeks
Since the early days of the United Nations system, the UN has established a set of Days and Weeks to help focus the world on the issues in which the UN has an interest and commitment. The UN calls on Member States and other organizations to mark these days in ways which reflect their priorities.
» Click for list of International Days and Weeks
Since 1959 the UN has designated International Years in order to draw attention to major issues and to encourage international action to address concerns which have global importance and ramifications. There is a concerted effort not to designate every year - for fiscal reasons and to avoid any process of trivialization.
» Click for list of International Years
As well as the annual celebration of certain UN-designated days and
weeks, we find ourselves in the midst of celebrating several on-going
» Click for list
of International Decades
For further information, we suggest you visit the UN's
Conferences and Events site. Specifically you should check out "Conferences
and Observances" in the "Background Information"
section. (As the UN changes the URL of this page at least once a year
we choose not to give you a direct link that may soon become dated.)