Global Peace Education Calendar

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Nov 16 all-day
12:00 am
International Day for Tolerance  (Resolution 5.61 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference)  (A/RES/51/95)In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance[...]
Universal Children’s Day
12:00 am
Universal Children’s DayBy resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It[...]
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
12:00 am
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  (A/RES/54/134)In February 2000, the UN designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; inviting as appropriate, Governments, the relevant agencies, bodies, funds[...]
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
12:00 am
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleIn 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that[...]
12:00 am
On December 1, 1948, President José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after victory in the civil war in that year.[2] In a ceremony in the Cuartel Bellavista, Figueres broke[...]
12:00 am
1st December is Prisoners for Peace Day. For over 60 years, War Resisters’ International have, on this day, made known the names and stories of those imprisoned because of their actions for peace. Many are[...]
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
12:00 am
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of[...]
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12:00 am
International Day of Persons with Disabilities  (A/RES/47/3)The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked around the world annually on 3 December, as per General Assembly resolution 47/3 of 14 October 1992, to promote awareness and[...]
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
12:00 am
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966.  It was entered into force 23 March 1976, in[...]
International Migrants Day
12:00 am
On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopted[...]
International Human Solidarity Day
12:00 am
The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the Twenty-first century, and in that regard decided to[...]
Jan 15 all-day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day @ United States
12:00 am
Signed into law in January 1983 by President Ronald Reagan, the national Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday is a celebration of Dr. King’s immeasurable contribution to the United States, and to humankind. The holiday would[...]
Feb 20 all-day
World Day of Social Justice @ Global
12:00 am
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the[...]
Mar 8 all-day
International Women's Day @ Global
12:00 am
International Women’s Day 2016International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role[...]
Anniversary of MLK's Vietnam speech and assassination
12:00 am
On this day in 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke against the war on Vietnam. On this same day in 1968 he was murdered. This is a good day to celebrate his opposition to[...]
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action @ Global
12:00 am
On 8 December 2005, the UN General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.It called for continued efforts by States,[...]
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace @ United Nations
12:00 am
After fifteen years of progress in the unprecedented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world turned its attention to the successor Sustainable Development Goals in a period of transition to the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for[...]
Apr 7 all-day
International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda @ United Nations / Rwanda
12:00 am
On 23 December 2003, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution (A/RES/58/234) designating 7 April, the start date of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, as the International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda.[...]
Apr 7 all-day
World Health Day @ Global
12:00 am
World Health Day is celebrated on 7 April every year to mark the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO) in 1948. Each year a theme is selected that highlights a priority[...]
Earth Day & International Mother Earth Day @ Global
12:00 am
Each year, Earth Day—April 22—marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970.A Global PerspectiveThe United Nations General Assembly, recognizing that Mother Earth is a common expression for the planet earth[...]
International Conscientious Objector Day @ Global
12:00 am
Conscientious Objectors are those who, for moral or religious reasons, refuse to participate in armed conflict or join the armed forces. International Conscientious Objector Day is marked around the world each year on 15 May.[...]
Aug 12 all-day
International Youth Day @ Global
12:00 am
On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International[...]
Sep 21 all-day
International Day of Peace @ Global
12:00 am
Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among[...]
International Day of the Girl Child @ Global
12:00 am
International Day of the Girl Child In 2011 the United Nations adopted a resolution to establish October 11 as the International Day of the Girl Child. Learn more about International Day of the Girl Child[...]
Nov 16 all-day
12:00 am
International Day for Tolerance  (Resolution 5.61 of the 28th session of the UNESCO General Conference)  (A/RES/51/95)In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance[...]
Universal Children’s Day
12:00 am
Universal Children’s DayBy resolution 836(IX) of 14 December 1954, the General Assembly recommended that all countries institute a Universal Children’s Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children. It[...]
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
12:00 am
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women  (A/RES/54/134)In February 2000, the UN designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; inviting as appropriate, Governments, the relevant agencies, bodies, funds[...]
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
12:00 am
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian PeopleIn 1977, the General Assembly called for the annual observance of 29 November as the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (resolution 32/40 B). On that[...]
12:00 am
On December 1, 1948, President José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica abolished the military of Costa Rica after victory in the civil war in that year.[2] In a ceremony in the Cuartel Bellavista, Figueres broke[...]
12:00 am
1st December is Prisoners for Peace Day. For over 60 years, War Resisters’ International have, on this day, made known the names and stories of those imprisoned because of their actions for peace. Many are[...]
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
12:00 am
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of[...]
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
12:00 am
International Day of Persons with Disabilities  (A/RES/47/3)The International Day of Persons with Disabilities is marked around the world annually on 3 December, as per General Assembly resolution 47/3 of 14 October 1992, to promote awareness and[...]
International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights
12:00 am
The International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights was adopted and opened for signature, ratification and accession by General Assembly resolution 2200A (XXI) of 16 December 1966.  It was entered into force 23 March 1976, in[...]
International Migrants Day
12:00 am
On 4 December 2000, the UN General Assembly, taking into account the large and increasing number of migrants in the world, proclaimed 18 December as International Migrants Day. On 18 December 1990, the General Assembly had adopted[...]
International Human Solidarity Day
12:00 am
The General Assembly, on 22 December 2005, by resolution 60/209 identified solidarity as one of the fundamental and universal values that should underlie relations between peoples in the Twenty-first century, and in that regard decided to[...]
Feb 20 all-day
World Day of Social Justice @ Global
12:00 am
The UN General Assembly proclaimed 20 February as World Day of Social Justice in 2007, inviting Member States to devote the day to promoting national activities in accordance with the objectives and goals of the[...]
Mar 8 all-day
International Women's Day @ Global
12:00 am
International Women’s Day 2016International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role[...]
Anniversary of MLK's Vietnam speech and assassination
12:00 am
On this day in 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke against the war on Vietnam. On this same day in 1968 he was murdered. This is a good day to celebrate his opposition to[...]
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action @ Global
12:00 am
On 8 December 2005, the UN General Assembly declared that 4 April of each year shall be observed as the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.It called for continued efforts by States,[...]
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace @ United Nations
12:00 am
After fifteen years of progress in the unprecedented Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the world turned its attention to the successor Sustainable Development Goals in a period of transition to the newly adopted 2030 Agenda for[...]