Human Rights Calendar


January 8†††††††††††††††††††† World Literacy Day

February 20†††††††††††††††† Non-Violent Resistance Day

February 21†††††††††††††††† International Mother Language Day (UNESCO)

March 8†††††††††††††††††††††† International Womenís Day

March 21†††††††††††††††††††† World Poetry Day (UNESCO)

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

March 22†††††††††††††††††††† World Day for Water

March 23†††††††††††††††††††† World Meteorological Day (WMO)

March 24†††††††††††††††††††† World Tuberculosis Day (WHO)

April 7†††††††††††††††††††††††† World Health Day (WHO)

April 8†††††††††††††††††††††††† World Roma Day

April 22†††††††††††††††††††††† Earth Day

April 23†††††††††††††††††††††† World Book and Copyright Day (UNESCO)

April 30†††††††††††††††††††††† Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom ha Shoah)

May 1††††††††††††††††††††††††† International Workers Day

May 3††††††††††††††††††††††††† World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO)

May 8††††††††††††††††††††††††† World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day

May 15††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† International Day of Families

May 17††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† World Telecommunications Day (ITU)

May 31††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† World No-Tobacco Day (WHO)

June 4††††††††††††††††††††††††† International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

June 5††††††††††††††††††††††††† World Environment Day (UNEP)

June 15††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† World Food Day

June 17††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought

June 20††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† World Refugee Day

June 21††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† World Peace and Prayer Day

June 26††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

UN Charter Day

1st Saturday in July††††† International Day of Co-operatives

July 11†††††††††††††††††††††††† World Population Day(UNFPA)

August 6††††††††††††††††††††† Hiroshima Day (remembers victims)

August 7††††††††††††††††††††† Transgender International Rights and Education Day

August 9††††††††††††††††††††† International Day of Indigenous People

August 12††††††††††††††††††† International Youth Day

August 23††††††††††††††††††† International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade &its Abolition (UNESCO)

August 24††††††††††††††††††† Universal suffrage became a law in the USA

Tuesday following†††††† Peace Day

second Monday

of September

September 8††††††††††††††† International Literacy Day (UNESCO)

September 16††††††††††††† International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

1st Monday October†† World Habitat Day (cities without slums)

2nd Wednesday†††††††††† International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

of October

October 1††††††††††††††††††† International Day of Older Persons

International Music Day

October 5††††††††††††††††††† World Teacherísí Day (UNESCO)

October 10††††††††††††††††† World Mental Health Day

October 16††††††††††††††††† World Food Day (FAO)

October 17††††††††††††††††† International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

October 24††††††††††††††††† World Development Information Day

United Nations Day

November 3††††††††††††††† Menís World Day

November 9††††††††††††††† Kristallnacht, International Day Against Fascism & Anti-Semitism

1989 Berlin Wall came down

November 11††††††††††††† International Day of Science and Peace

November 16††††††††††††† International Day for Tolerance (UNESCO)

November 20††††††††††††† Universal Childrenís Day

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 (WHO)

December 2†††††††††††††††† International Day for the Abolition of Slavery

December 3†††††††††††††††† International Day of Disabled Persons

December 5†††††††††††††††† International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

December 10†††††††††††††† Human Rights Day (1948)

December 18†††††††††††††† International Migrants Day

December 29†††††††††††††† International Day for Biological Diversity



January††††††††††††††††††††††† Commission Retreat

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††      ††††† Participate in MLK program, if invited.

March     †††††††††††††††††††† Diversity Conference/Education Summit 

June      †††††††††††††††††††††† Nomination of Officers

Review first draft of report to supervisors

 †††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† July††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Elect Officers

Report to Board of Supervisors

October†††††††††††††††††††††† Plan for Human Rights Month

November†††††† ††††††††††† Plan commission retreat

December††††††† ††††††††††† Human Rights Month Activities




Humboldt County Human Rights Commission information:

United Nations Human Rights information:

The Hope Coalition: