The World International Days (UN Designates Specific Days-October)


The United Nations designates specific days, weeks, years and decades as
occasions to mark particular events or topics in order to promote, through
awareness and action, the objectives of the Organization. Usually, it is
one or more Member States that propose these observances and the General
Assembly establishes them with a resolution.

These are the international days of October, currently observed by the
United Nations.


1 October International Day of Older Persons
2 October International Day of Non-Violence
5 October World Teachers’ Day
First Monday of October World Habitat Day
9 October World Post Day
10 October World Mental Health Day [WHO]
11 October International Day of the Girl Child
Second Saturday of October World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]
13 October International Day for Disaster Reduction
15 October International Day of Rural Women
16 October World Food Day [FAO]
17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

20 October (every five years, beginning in 2010)
World Statistics Day
24 October United Nations Day
24 October World Development Information Day
27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

31 October
World Cities Day