Static GK: Language Days at UN

In 2010, the UN’s Department of Public Information announced an initiative of six “language days” to be observed throughout the year, one for each official language, with the goal of celebrating linguistic diversity and learning about the importance of cross-cultural communication.


International UN Weeks:

February 1st Week World Interfaith Harmony Week
19–23 April Global Soil Week
24–30 April World Immunization Week
4–10 May 2015 UN Global Road Safety Week
1–7 August World Breastfeeding Week
4 -10 October World Space Week
24 – 30 October International Disarmament Week
9 – 15 November International Week of Science and Peace


United Nations International Years:


  • International Year of Pulses


  • International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies
  • International Year of Soils


  • International Year of Small Island Developing States
  • International Year of Crystallography
  • International Year of Family Farming


  • International Year of Water Cooperation
  • International Year of Quinoa


  • International year of Cooperatives
  • International Year of Sustainable Energy for All


  • The International Year of Forests
  • The International Year of Chemistry
  • The International Year for People of African Descent


  • The International Year of Biodiversity
  • The International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
  • The International Year of Youth


United Nations International Decades:

2015-2024: International Decade for People of African Descent.

2014-2024: United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for all.

2011-2020: United Nations Decade on Biodiversity.

2010-2020: United Nations Decade for Deserts and the flight against Desertification.

2005-2015: International Decade for Action, “Water for life”.