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Wednesday, 28 December 2011

UN Days, Weeks and Years > International Decades


As well as the annual celebration of certain UN-designated days and weeks, we find ourselves in the midst of celebrating several on-going internationally-declared decades (proclaimed by the UN General Assembly). Often, an international decade is launched by either an international year or on an international day.

1993-2002 Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa
1993-2002 Asian and Pacific Decade of Disabled Persons
1993-2003 Third International Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination
1994-2003 International Decade for the World's Indigenous People
(following 1993 International Year for World's Indigenous People)
1995-2004 United Nations Decade for Human Rights Education
1997-2006 United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
(following 1996 International Year for the Eradication of Poverty)
2001-2010 International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World
(following 2000 International Year for the Culture of Peace)
2001-2010 Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism
2001-2010 Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa
2003-2012 United Nations Literacy Decade: Literacy for All
(from 8 September 2003 - International Literacy Day)
2005-2014 Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People
2005-2014 United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
2005-2015 International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”
(from 22 March 2005 - World Water Day)
2006-2015 Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development of the Affected Regions (relating to the Chernobyl disaster)
2008-2017 Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
2010-2019 United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification
2011-2020 United Nations Decade of Action for Road Safety



For further information, we suggest you visit the UN's Conferences and Events site. Specifically you should check out "Conferences and Observances" in the "Background Information" section. (As the UN changes the URL of this page at least once a year we choose not to give you a direct link that may soon become dated.)

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