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Commemorations

The United Nations General Assembly designates a number of "International Days" to mark important aspects of human life and history (the comprehensive list of all days celebrated by the United Nations and its Specialized Agencies is available here: International Days).

United Nations Specialized Agencies, including UNESCO, can also proclaim World Days. In this case, the proclamation of international days depends on their governing bodies and internal regulations only.

UNESCO thus celebrates UN International Days related to its fields of competence, in addition to the other World Days, proclaimed by the Organization's governing bodies or other institutions.

The list of official messages by the Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of International Days with which UNESCO is associated is available here.

International Days observed at UNESCO

February

February - World Radio Day

March

March - World Water Day

April

April - World Art Day

May

June

July

August

September

October

October - United Nations Day

November

December

December - World AIDS Day 2018
December - Human Rights Day
December - World AIDS Day

January to December

January to February

January to February - The Week of Sound - 2019
January to February - The Week of Sound

January

January - World Logic Day