World Teachers’ Day

World Teachers’ Day is co-convened by UNICEF, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Education International. It marks the adoption in 1994 of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers which sets out teacher rights and...

World Habitat Day

In use since about 1755, the word habitat derives from the Latin habitāre, to inhabit, from habēre, to have or to hold. Human habitats are places where people live and where they can find all things that they need to survive. World Habitat Day is to reflect on the...

International Day of Sign Languages

The proposal for International Day of Sign Languages came from the World Federation of the Deaf (WFD) — 135 national associations representing 70 million deaf people’s human rights worldwide — and marks the date that the WFD was established in 1951 as an...

International Day of Peace

International Day of Peace (Peace Day) was established in 1981 for all humanity to commit to Peace above all differences, to contribute to building a Culture of Peace and to educate and raise public awareness on issues related to peace. For the 24 hours of this Day,...

International Literacy Day

As outlined by the United Nations, 773 million adults and young people lack basic literacy skills and 617 million children and adolescents are not achieving minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics. International Literacy Day is thus to stress the...