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International Days are celebrations of important aspects of human life, history, and public calls to action on critical issues. Browse the upcoming International Days below.

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Why are International Days important? They provide unique opportunities to transmit UNESCO values to the world.

INTERNATIONAL DAYS

International days also provide a unique opportunity to engage citizens on global issues, to mobilise political will and resources to address these problems, but also to celebrate and reinforce the achievements of humanity as well as remember some of our darkest times as they guide us towards building a better world.

The United Nations International Days are for everyone, all around the globe. Because they are open, you can have an important role to play in them. NGOs, universities, schools, press and more will be putting together campaigns, events, and calls to action worldwide to provide further opportunities to engage, learn, and transmit the values and knowledge associated with each International Day. They serve as an important vehicle to connect the local to the international.

At their root, UN International Days contribute to the achievement of the purposes of the UN Charter and promote awareness of and action on important political, social, cultural, humanitarian or human rights issues. International days are at the heart of the United Nations Charter. They work to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal rights of men and women to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as neighbours, and to unite our strength to maintain international peace and security.

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WHY INTERNATIONAL DAYS?

There are no miracle solutions to the world’s problems. International days are not end goals, they are global calls to action.

In fact, they should be understood as communication tools designed to raise the profile of a cause, event or value. They create a spike in mentions across digital platforms and traditional media, bringing the most valuable conversations to the table, highlighting their multiple facets. Above all, they hold us accountable, both citizens and those in power, bringing us face to face with our progress – or regress – with regards to humanity’s struggles.¬†¬†

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WHAT HAVE THEY ACHIEVED?

Conversations lead to actions, taken locally and globally, by individuals, corporations and governments. This is what International days achieve.

International Days have contributed to the betterment of the livelihoods of millions across the world. The global light shined on specific issues has given valubale exposure to activism, bringing money and offering opportunities for the public to connect with initiatives, generating both results and awareness. But International Days are not the reason why these ongoing projects have been successful. Getting each and every girl to school, or reforming interntional law to protect minorities, is the work of those who dedicate their time and resources to better our world. Our contribution, through these International Days, is to support, talk about and hold accountable.

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GET INVOLVED

International days exist through you. Find out how you can get started.

It is your interest, your attention and your understanding we are aiming to engage. International days are the perfect format to start conversations. They last one day and bring together, within 24 hours, the highest spike in mentions, the largest quantity of content and the biggest opportunities for connections to be established. How can you participate? You can first of all read up on the issue and find valuable information about the cause online. You can use this information in schools if you are teacher, or at work if you are a business owner, to engage and enlighten. If you find a cause dear to your heart, or close to your convictions, International Days are the opportunity to find out and connect with local or international initiatives. 

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