U.N. Holidays for September to December 2016

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Below is a selection of United Nations international holidays for September through December 2016 as well as the current “UN year of” and the next “UN year of”.

2016 is the International Year of Pulses

2017 is the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development

September 5 – International Day of Charity
September 8 – International Literacy Day
September 16 – International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
September 21 – International Day of Peace UN_logo_blue_1024
September 27 – World Tourism Day
September 28 – World Rabies Day
September 29 – World Maritime Day
Oct 4 to Oct 10 – World Space Week (United Nations)
Saturday, Oct 1 – International Day of Older Persons (United Nations)
Wed, Oct 5 – World Teachers’ Day (United Nations)
Tuesday, Oct 11 – International Day of the Girl Child (United Nations)
Sunday, Oct 16 – World Food Day  (United Nations)
Monday, Oct 17 – International Day for the Eradication of Poverty  (United Nations)
Thursday, Oct 20 – World Statistics Day (United Nations)
Monday, Oct 24 – United Nations Day
Monday, Oct 24- World Development Information Day (United Nations)
Thursday, Oct 27 – World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (United Nations)
Monday, Oct 31 – World Cities Day (United Nations)
Wed, Nov 2 – International Day to End Impunity for Crimes Against Journalists
Sat, Nov 5 – World Tsunami Awareness Day
Nov 9 to 15 – International Week of Science & Peace
Thursday, Nov 10 – World Science Day for Peace and Development
Monday, Nov 14 – World Diabetes Day
Wed, Nov 16 – International Day for Tolerance
Thursday, Nov 17 – World Philosophy Day
Saturday, Nov 19 – World Toilet Day
Sunday, Nov 20 – Universal Children’s Day
Friday, Nov 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
Thursday, Dec 1 – World AIDS Day
Friday, Dec 2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
Saturday, Dec 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Monday, Dec 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
Monday, Dec 5 – World Soil Day
Wed, Dec 7 – International Civil Aviation Day
Friday, Dec 9 – International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
Saturday, Dec 10 – Human Rights Day
Sunday, Dec 11 – International Mountain Day
Sunday, Dec 18 – International Migrants Day
Tuesday, Dec 20 – International Human Solidarity Day
January – please note there is only one U.N. international day in January
Friday, Jan 27 – International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
Feb 1 to Feb 7 – World Interfaith Harmony Week
Saturday, Feb 4 – World Cancer Day
Saturday, Feb 11 – International Day of Women and Girls in Science
Monday, Feb 13 – World Radio Day
Monday, Feb 20 – World Day of Social Justice
Tuesday, Feb 21 – International Mother Language Day
Wed, Mar 1 – Zero Discrimination Day
Friday, Mar 3 – World Wildlife Day
Wed, Mar 8 – International Women’s Day
Monday, Mar 20 – International Day of Happiness
Tuesday, Mar 21 – International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
Wed, Mar 22 – World Water Day
Thursday, Mar 23 – World Meteorological Day
Friday, Mar 24 – World Tuberculosis Day
Sunday, Apr 2 – World Autism Awareness Day
Tuesday, Apr 4 – International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
Thursday, Apr 6 – International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
Friday, Apr 7 – World Health Day
Wed, Apr 12 – International Day of Human Space Flight
Saturday, Apr 22 – International Mother Earth Day
Sunday, Apr 23 – World Book and Copyright Day
Tuesday, Apr 25 – World Malaria Day
Wed, Apr 26 – World Intellectual Property Day
Friday, Apr 28 – World Day for Safety and Health at Work
Saturday, Apr 29 – Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
Sunday, Apr 30 – International Jazz Day
Wednesday, May 3 – World Press Freedom Day
Monday, May 8 – Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
Sat/Sun, May 13-14 – World Migratory Bird Day
Monday, May 15 – International Day of Families
Wed, May 17 – World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
Sunday, May 21 – World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
Monday, May 22 – International Day for Biological Diversity
Monday, May 29 – International Day of UN Peacekeepers
Wed, May 31 – World No-Tobacco Day
Thursday, Jun 1 – Global Day of Parents
Sunday, Jun 4 – International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
Monday, Jun 5 – World Environment Day
Thursday, Jun 8 – World Oceans Day
Monday, Jun 12 – World Day Against Child Labor
Wed, Jun 14 – World Blood Donor Day
Friday, Jun 16 – International Day of Family Remittances
Saturday, Jun 17 – World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
Tuesday, Jun 20 – World Refugee Day
Wed, Jun 21 – International Day of Yoga
Friday, Jun 23 – United Nations Public Service Day