Upcoming International Days

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Today marks the 305th day of the year, and there are only 60 days remaining until the end of the year. With UN Day events coming to a close, everyone should take the time and reflect on all of their accomplishments of this year so far. With all of the holiday events for major religions around the corner as well, people are beginning to get into an incredibly celebratory mood.

Here are a few other International Days coming up that we should all be aware of, and spread the word to others by word of mouth, and social media, to support these great causes.

November 2 – International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists

November 5 – World Tsunami Awareness Day

November 6 – International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict

November 10 – World Science Day for Peace and Development

November 14 – World Diabetes Day

November 16 – International Day for Tolerance

November 17 (third Thursday in November) – World Philosophy Day

November 19 – World Toilet Day

November 20 – Africa Industrialization Day & Universal Children’s Day

November 20 (third Sunday in November) – World Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims

November 21 – World Television Day

November 25 – International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

November 29 – International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People

December 1 – World AIDS Day

December 2 – International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 3 – International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 5 – International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 5 – World Soil Day

December 7 – International Civil Aviation Day

December 9 – International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime

December 9 – International Anti-Corruption Day

December 10 – Human Rights Day

Of course there are other days to be celebrated such as National Stress Awareness Day on November 4th, National Adoption Day on November 19th, Veterans Day on November 11th and of course the American Election on November 8th.

All these events lead up to Human Rights Day on December 10th which commemorates the day in 1948 that the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year we call on everyone to stand up for someone’s rights. Whether it be on one of the many International Days leading up to Human Rights Day, or on December 10th. Wherever we are, we can make a real difference. In the street, in school, at work, in the voting booth, and even on social media. The time for this is now. We can take a stand for rights and we can take a stand for humanity.

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