Tip Sheet #13: Using “International Days”

OCENET Tip Sheet #13: Using “International Days” For Teaching Global Issues

While there are literally thousands of inane and mundane “International Days” such as World Toothache Day (February 9th) and International Hug Your Cat Day (June 4), there are many other days throughout the year designated to serious global issues. These dates, can serve as a way for raising awareness amongst students about world concerns. Used in combination with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), these “International Days” can support learning outcomes.

Here is a sample calendar which indicates just one important “International Day” per month:

 

January


 

February


 

March


 

April



24th:

International Day of
Education


21st:

International Mother
Language Day


7th:

World Water Day


22nd:

World Health Day

 

May


 

June


 

July


 

August



3rd:

Press Freedom Day


5th:

World Environment Day

 


17th:

World Day for
International Justice


12th:

International Youth Day

 

September


 

October


 

November


 

December



8th:

World Literacy Day


24th:

United Nations Day


16th:

International Day for Tolerance


10th:

Human Rights Day

 

 

 

 

 


 






 

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