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Global Observances 2018

This page contains a calendar of all 2018 observances instituted by the United Nations and its agencies, and recognised in countries across the world. In most cases, these dates are set to the same date each year. Therefore only the day of the week on which they fall changes.

4 FebSunWorld Cancer Day
13 FebTueWorld Radio Day
20 FebTueWorld Day of Social Justice
21 FebWedInternational Mother Language Day
3 MarSatWorld Wildlife Day
8 MarThuInternational Women's Day
20 MarTueInternational Day of Happiness
21 MarWedWorld Poetry Day
21 MarWedWorld Down Syndrome Day
21 MarWedInternational Day of Nowruz
21 MarWedInternational Day of Forests
22 MarThuWorld Water Day
23 MarFriWorld Meteorological Day
24 MarSatWorld Tuberculosis Day
2 AprMonWorld Autism Awareness Day
7 AprSatWorld Health Day
22 AprSunInternational Mother Earth Day
23 AprMonWorld Book and Copyright Day
25 AprWedWorld Malaria Day
26 AprThuWorld Intellectual Property Day
28 AprSatWorld Day for Safety and Health at Work
29 AprSunInternational Dance Day
30 AprMonInternational Jazz Day
3 MayThuWorld Press Freedom Day
15 MayTueInternational Day of Families
17 MayThuWorld Telecommunication and Information Society Day
22 MayTueInternational Day for Biological Diversity
29 MayTueInternational Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 MayThuWorld No-Tobacco Day
1 JunFriGlobal Day of Parents
5 JunTueWorld Environment Day
8 JunFriWorld Oceans Day
14 JunThuWorld Blood Donor Day
16 JunSatDay of the African Child
17 JunSunWorld Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 JunWedWorld Refugee Day
21 JunThuInternational Day of Yoga
23 JunSatInternational Widow's Day
26 JunTueInternational Day in Support of Victims of Torture
30 JunSatInternational Asteroid Day
7 JulSatInternational Day of Cooperatives
11 JulWedWorld Population Day
12 JulThuMalala Day
15 JulSunWorld Youth Skills Day
18 JulWedNelson Mandela International Day
28 JulSatWorld Hepatitis Day
30 JulMonInternational Day of Friendship
9 AugThuInternational Day of the World's Indigenous People
12 AugSunInternational Youth Day
19 AugSunWorld Humanitarian Day
29 AugWedInternational Day against Nuclear Tests
8 SepSatInternational Literacy Day
10 SepMonWorld Suicide Prevention Day
15 SepSatInternational Day of Democracy
21 SepFriInternational Day of Peace
27 SepThuWorld Tourism Day
28 SepFriWorld Rabies Day
29 SepSatWorld Heart Day
1 OctMonWorld Habitat Day
1 OctMonInternational Day of Older Persons
2 OctTueInternational Day of Non-Violence
5 OctFriWorld Teachers' Day
9 OctTueWorld Post Day
10 OctWedWorld Mental Health Day
11 OctThuWorld Sight Day
11 OctThuInternational Day of the Girl Child
13 OctSatInternational Day for Disaster Reduction
16 OctTueWorld Food Day
17 OctWedInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 OctWedWorld Development Information Day
24 OctWedUnited Nations Day
27 OctSatWorld Day for Audiovisual Heritage
29 OctMonWorld Stroke Day
10 NovSatWorld Science Day for Peace and Development
12 NovMonWorld Pneumonia Day
13 NovTueWorld Kindness Day
14 NovWedWorld Diabetes Day
15 NovThuWorld Philosophy Day
16 NovFriInternational Day for Tolerance
18 NovSunWorld Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
20 NovTueUniversal Children's Day
20 NovTueAfrica Industrialization Day
21 NovWedWorld Television Day
1 DecSatWorld AIDS Day
2 DecSunInternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 DecMonInternational Day of Persons with Disabilities
5 DecWedWorld Soil Day
7 DecFriInternational Civil Aviation Day
9 DecSunInternational Anti-Corruption Day
10 DecMonHuman Rights Day
11 DecTueInternational Mountain Day
18 DecTueInternational Migrants Day
20 DecThuInternational Human Solidarity Day