Day Observed Internationally

The following are the international days (From October to December) declared by the United Nations, and are being observed world-wide.


1 October
International Day of Older Persons

2 October
International Day of Non-Violence

3 October (first Monday in October)
World Habitat Day

5 October
World Teachers’ Day

9 October
World Post Day

10 October
World Mental Health Day

11 October
International Day of the Girl Child

13 October
International Day for Disaster Reduction

15 October
International Day of Rural Women

16 October
World Food Day

17 October
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20 October (every five years, beginning in 2010)
World Statistics Day

24 October
– United Nations Day
– World Development Information Day

27 October
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

31 October
World Cities Day

2 November
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

5 November
World Tsunami Awareness Day

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

10 November
World Science Day for Peace and Development

14 November
World Diabetes Day

16 November
International Day for Tolerance

17 November (third Thursday in November)
World Philosophy Day

19 November
World Toilet Day

20 November
– Africa Industrialization Day
– Universal Children’s Day
– World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (third Sunday in November)

21 November
World Television Day

25 November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

29 November
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

1 December
World AIDS Day

2 December
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

3 December
International Day of Persons with Disabilities

5 December
– International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
– World Soil Day

7 December
International Civil Aviation Day

9 December
– International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
– International Anti-Corruption Day

10 December
Human Rights Day

11 December
International Mountain Day

18 December
International Migrants Day

20 December
International Human Solidarity Day