Calendar of Peace Related Dates

27 January Holocaust Remembrance Day

6 February Waitangi Day

20 February World Day of Social Justice

21 February UNESCO International Mother Language Day

1 March Nuclear Free and Independent Pacific Day

8 March UN International Women's Day and UN Day for Women's Rights and International Peace

21-28 March Week of Solidarity with Peoples Struggling against Racism and Racial Discrimination

22 March World Water Day

7 April World Health Day

14 April Anniversary of Wellington's Nuclear Weapon Free Declaration

22 April Earth Day

25 April Anzac Day

15 May UN International Day of Families

17-25 May Youth Week Aotearoa

17 May International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia

21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

22 May UN International Day for Biological Diversity

24 May International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament

4 June UN International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

5 June World Environment Day

8 June Anniversary of Nuclear Free New Zealand

20 June World Refugee Day

26 June UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

7 July Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons adopted by UN (2017)

8 July Advisory Opinion on the Legal Status of nuclear weapons from the UN International Court of Justice (1996)

10 July Anniversary of the bombing of the Rainbow Warrior

4-8 August Schools' Peace Week

6 August Hiroshima Day

9 August UN International Day of the World's Indigenous People
9 August Nagasaki Day

12 August UN International Youth Day

19 August World Humanitarian Day

23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition

29 August International Day Against Nuclear Tests

15 September UN International Day of Democracy

21 September United Nations International Day of Peace

26 September Nuclear Abolition Day

1 October UN International Day for Older Persons

2 October UN International Day of Non-Violence/Gandhi Day

6 October World Habitat Day

10 October World Mental Health Day

24 October United Nations Day

24-30 October Disarmament Week

5 November Parihaka Day  

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

10 November UNESCO World Science Day for Peace and Disarmament

11 November Armistice Day

16 November UN International Day for Tolerance

20 November Universal Children's Day

25 November White Ribbon Day/International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

10 December Human Rights Day

18 December International Migrants Day

20 December UN International Human Solidarity Day

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