International Days and Weeks
These are the international days and weeks currently observed by the United Nations.
The United Nations designates specific days, weeks, years and decades as occasions to mark particular events or topics in order to promote, through awareness and action, the objectives of the Organization. Usually, it is one or more Member States that propose these observances and the General Assembly establishes them with a resolution.
On occasion, these celebrations are declared by the specialized agencies of the United Nations, such as UNESCO, UNICEF, FAO, etc., when they concern issues that fall within the scope of their competencies. Some of them may be later adopted by the General Assembly.
Find out more about why we mark international days.
List of International Days and Weeks
World Wetlands Day (A/RES/75/317)
International Day of Women Judges (A/RES/75/274)
World Meteorological Day (WMO/EC-XII/Res.6)
World Health Day (WHA/A.2/Res.35)
World Blood Donor Day (WHA Resolution 58.13)
International Day for Countering Hate Speech (A/RES/75/309)
Day of the Seafarer (IMO STCW/CONF.2/DC.4)
International Moon Day (A/RES/76/76)
World Maritime Day (IMCO/C XXXVIII/21)
World Post Day (UPU/1969/Res.C.11)
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare (OPCW C-20/DEC.10)