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International Days of Recognition

Did You Know... The United Nations has many internationally recognized days including:

February 21 International Mother Language Day
March 8 UN Day for Women's Rights and International Peace
March 21 International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 22 World Day of Water
April 7 World Health Day
April 22 Earth Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day
May 17 World Telecommunications Day
May 21 World Day of Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
May 22 International Day for Biological Diversity
May 31 World No Tobacco Day
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5 World Environment Day
June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
June 20 World Refugee Day
June 26 International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
June 26 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
July 11 World Population Day
August 9 International Day of the World's Indigenous People
August 12 International Youth Day
August 23 International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition
September 8 International Literacy Day
September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
September 21 International Day of Peace
October 10 World Mental Health Day
October 16 World Food Day
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
November 16 International Day for Tolerance
November 20 Universal Children's Day
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
December 1 World AIDS Day
December 2 International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3 International Day of Disabled Persons
December 5 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 10 Human Rights Day
December 18 International Migrants Day

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