INTERNATIONAL DAYS

15 November 2018
World Philosophy Day

Philosophy is the study of the nature of reality and existence, of what is possible to know, and of right and wrong behavior. It comes from the Greek word phílosophía, meaning 'the love of wisdom.' It is one of the most important fields of human thought as it aspires to get at the very meaning of life. World Philosophy Day was introduced in 2002 by UNESCO (the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Read More...

16 November 2018
International Day for Tolerance

In 1996, the UN General Assembly (by resolution 51/95) invited UN Member States to observe the International Day for Tolerance on 16 November. This action followed up on the United Nations Year for Tolerance, 1995, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 at the initiative of UNESCO, as outlined in the Declaration of Principles on Tolerance and Follow-up Plan of Action for the Year. Read More...

19 November 2018
World Toilet Day

World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November, is about taking action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030. This is part of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6: sanitation and water. Read More...

20 November 2018
Universal Children’s Day

November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN General assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Read More...

Video

  • Secretary General’s message on UN Day 2018

  • Secretary-General António Guterres calls for global action on climate change

  • Kofi Annan: The United Nations mourns former Secretary-General

  • Service and Sacrifice – Peacekeepers from India

  • Terrorism is a major threat to International Peace and Security

  • World Refugee Day

  • Lung Care Foundation Makes World Record Against Air Pollution

  • International Day of Forests 2018: Forests and sustainable cities

  • Water’s Promise: Making Every Drop Count

  • International Women’s Day 2018 Message: UN Secretary-General António Guterres

  • UN HRC at 10: From the Council Chamber to the People