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


2018-02-13 - 世界广播日
2018-02-21 - 国际母语日


2018-04-30 - 国际爵士乐日


2018-09-15 - 国际民主日
2018-09-21 - 国际和平日


2018-10-05 - 世界教师日
2018-10-11 - 国际女童日
2018-10-13 - 国际减灾日
2018-10-17 - 消除贫穷国际日
2018-10-27 - 世界音像遗产日


2018-11-05 - 世界海啸意识日
2018-11-15 - 世界哲学日
2018-11-16 - 国际宽容日


2018-12-01 - 世界艾滋病日
2018-12-03 - 国际残疾人日
2018-12-10 - 人权日
2018-12-18 - 国际移民日
2018-12-18 - 世界阿拉伯文日


2019-01-24 - 国际教育日