International Days and Themes (January 2016- July 2016)

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January 2016

  • 27– International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

February 2016

  • 4– World Cancer Day
  • Theme: We Can.I Can
  • 6– International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation
  • Theme: Achieving the new Global Goals through the elimination of Female Genital Mutilation by 2030.
  • 11– International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • Theme- Transforming the World: Parity in Science
  • 13– World Radio Day
  • Theme: Radio in Times of Emergency and Disaster
  • 20– World Day of Social Justice
  • Theme: A Just Transition – environmentally sustainable economies and societies
  • 21– International Mother Language Day
  • Theme: Quality education, language(s) of instruction and learning outcomes

March 2016

  • 1– Zero Discrimination Day
  • Theme: Stand Out
  • 3– World Wildlife Day
  • Theme: The future of wildlife is in our hands
  • 8– International Women’s Day
  • Theme: Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality
  • Campaign Theme: #PledgeForParity
  • 20– International Day of Happiness
  • Theme: Angry Birds Happy Planet
  • 21– International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
  • Theme: Challenges and Achievements of the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action
  • 21– World Poetry Day
  • 21-International Day of Nowruz
  • 21– World Down Syndrome Day
  • Theme: My Friends, My Community
  • 21– International Day of Forests
  • Theme: Forests and water
  • 22– World Water Day
  • Theme: Water and jobs
  • 23– World Meteorological Day
  • Theme:  Hotter, Drier, Wetter. Face the Future.
  • 24– World Tuberculosis Day
  • Theme: Unite to end TB
  • 24– International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
  • 25– International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Theme- Remember Slavery: Celebrating the Heritage and Culture of the African Diaspora and its Roots”
  • 25– International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

April 2016

  • 2– World Autism Awareness Day
  • Theme: Autism and the 2030 Agenda: Inclusion and Neurodiversity
  • 4– International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
  • Theme: Mine Action is Humanitarian Action
  • 6– International Day of Sport for Development and Peace
  • Theme: Sports Together for a United Country
  • 7– International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda
  • 7– World Health Day
  • Theme– Halt the rise: beat diabetes
  • 12– International Day of Human Space Flight
  • 22– International Mother Earth Day
  • Theme: Trees for the Earth
  • 23-World Book and Copyright Day
  • World Book Capital 2016: Wroclaw, Poland
  • 23– English Language Day
  • 25– World Malaria Day
  • Theme: End malaria for good
  • 26– World Intellectual Property Day
  • Theme- Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined
  • 28– World Day for Safety and Health at Work
  • Theme-Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge
  • 29– Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
  • 30– International Jazz Day

May 2016

  • 3– World Press Freedom Day
  • Theme: Access to Information and Fundamental Freedoms – This Is Your Right!
  • 8-9: Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War
  • 9-10: World Migratory Bird Day
  • Theme: Illegal killing, taking and trade of migratory birds
  • 15-International Day of Families
  • Theme: Families, healthy lives and sustainable future
  • 17– World Telecommunication and Information Society Day
  • Theme: ICT entrepreneurship for social impact
  • 20– “Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon
  • 21– World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
  • 22– International Day for Biological Diversity
  • Theme: Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods
  • 23-International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
  • Theme: End fistula within a generation
  • 29– International Day of UN Peacekeepers
  • Theme: Honouring our heroes
  • 31: World No-Tobacco Day
  • Theme: Get ready for plain packaging

June 2016

  • 1– Global Day of Parents
  • 4– International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
  • 5– World Environment Day
  • Theme:Go Wild for Life (Zero tolerance for the illegal trade in wildlife)
  • 8– World Oceans Day
  • Theme: HEALTHY OCEANS, HEALTHY PLANET
  • 12– World Day Against Child Labour
  • Theme: end child labour in supply chains it’s everyone’s business
  • 13– International Albinism Awareness Day
  • Theme- Addressing Health Issues in Albinism: The Need For Stakeholders Intervention
  • 14– World Blood Donor Day
  • Theme: Blood connects us all
  • 15-World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
  • 16-International Day of Family Remittances
  • 17– World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
  • Theme: Inclusive cooperation for achieving Land Degradation Neutrality
  • 19– International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
  • 20– World Refugee Day
  • Theme: We stand together with refugees
  • 21– International Day of Yoga
  • 23– United Nations Public Service Day
  • 23– International Widows’ Day
  • Theme: Never Alone
  • 25– Day of the Seafarer
  • 26– International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
  • Theme: Listen First
  • 26– United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

July 2016

  • First Saturday– International Day of Cooperatives
  • Theme: Co-operatives: The power to act for a sustainable future
  • 11– World Population Day
  • Theme: Investing in teenage girls
  • 15– World Youth Skills Day
  • Theme: Looking ahead: Inspiring and Empowering Youth through Skills Development
  • 18– Nelson Mandela International Day
  • 26- International Day for the Conservation of the Mangrove Ecosystem
  • 28– World Hepatitis Day
  • Theme: ELIMINATION
  • 30– International Day of Friendship
  • 30– World Day against Trafficking in Persons

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