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These are the international days currently observed by the United Nations.

Read More: International Days and Themes (January 2016- July 2016)

August 2015

  • 9– International day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples
  • Theme– Post 2015 Agenda: Ensuring indigenous peoples health and well-being
  • 12– International Youth Day
  • Theme 2015- Youth Civic Engagement
  • Theme 2016- The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Production and Consumption
  • 19– World Humanitarian Day
  • Theme- Inspiring the World’s Humanity
  • 23– International day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
  • The day coincided with the launch of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015- 2024). The theme for the decade is “Recognition, Justice, Development”
  • 29– International day against Nuclear Tests.
  • Theme- Towards Zero: Resolving the Contradictions
  • 30– International day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances

September 2015

  • 5– International Day of Charity
  • 8– International Literacy Day
  • Theme- Literacy and Sustainable Societies
  • 12– UN Day for South-South Cooperation
  • 15– International Day of Democracy
  • Theme- Space for Civil Society
  • 16– International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
  • Theme– 30 years of healing the ozone together
  • 21– International Day of Peace
  • Theme- Partnerships for Peace-Dignity for all
  • 26– International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons
  • 27– World Tourism Day
  • Theme 2015- One Billion Tourists, One Billion Opportunities
  • Theme 2016- Tourism for All – promoting universal accessibility
  • Theme 2017- Sustainable Tourism – a tool for development
  • 29– World Maritime Day
  • Theme 2015- Maritime education and training
  • Theme 2016- Shipping: indispensable to the world

October 2015

  • First Monday of October- World Habitat Day
  • Theme: Public Spaces for All
  • 1- International Day of Older Persons
  • Theme:  Sustainability and Age Inclusiveness in the Urban Environment
  • 2- International Day of Non-Violence
  • 5– World Teacher’s Day
  • Theme: Empowering teachers, build sustainable societies
  • 9– World Post Day
  • Theme 2015: Tell us about the world you want to grow up in
  • 10– World Mental Health Day
  • Theme 2015: Dignity in Mental Health
  • Theme 2016: Psychological and mental helath first aid
  • 11– International Day of the Girl Child
  • Theme: The Power of Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030
  • 13– International Day for Disaster Reduction
  • Theme: Knowledge for Life
  • 15– International Day of Rural Women
  • 16– World Food Day
  • Theme 2015 : Social Protection and Agriculture
  • Theme 2016 : Climate is changing. Food and agriculture must too
  • 17– International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
  • Theme– Building a sustainable future: Coming together to end poverty and discrimination
  • 20– World Statistics Day
  • Theme: Better Data, Better Lives
  • 24– United Nations Day
  • 24– World Development Information Day
  • 27– World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
  • Theme: Archives at Risk – Protecting the World’s Identities
  • 31– World Cities Day
  • Theme- Designed to live together

November 2015

  • 2-International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists
  • 5– World Tsunami Awareness Day
  • 6– International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
  • 10– World Science Day for Peace and Development
  • Theme: Science for a Sustainable Future.
  • 14– World Diabetes Day
  • Theme 2015: We are the WORLD in World Diabetes Day
  • Theme 2016: Eyes on Diabetes
  • 16– International Day for Tolerance
  • Third Thursday– World Philosophy Day
  • Theme: Plurality of Languages and Places of Philosophy
  • 19– World Toilet Day
  • Theme: Sanitation and nutrition
  • 20– Africa Industrialization Day
  • 20– Universal Children’s Day
  • Third Sunday– World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
  • Theme 2015: It’s time to remember – say NO to road crime!
  • Theme 2016: Vital post-crash actions: Medical Care, Investigation, Justice!
  • 21-World Television Day
  • 25– International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
  • 29– International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

December 2015

  • 1-World AIDS Day
  • Theme: Getting to Zero
  • 2– International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
  • Theme: Women and Slavery
  • 3– International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • Theme-Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for people of all abilities
  • 5– International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
  • 5– World Soil Day
  • Theme: Soils, a solid ground for life
  • 7– International Civil Aviation Day
  • Theme: Working together to ensure no country is left behind
  • 9– International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime
  • 9– International Anti-Corruption Day
  • Theme: Break the Corruption Change
  • 10– Human Rights Day
  • Theme:Our Rights, Our Freedoms, Always.
  • 11– International Mountain Day
  • Theme: Promoting Mountain Products
  • 18– International Migrants Day
  • Theme: #IamaMigrant
  • 20– International Human Solidarity Day

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