UN INTERNATIONAL DAYS AND WEEKS
The UN has established a set of Days and Weeks (as listed below), Years and Decades to help focus the world on the issues in which the UN has an interest and commitment. The UN calls on Member States and other organizations to mark these days in ways which reflect their priorities.
Sometimes the promotion of a specific day is led by a specific UN agency or programme, for example the UNAIDS leads the World AIDS Day.
Some UN agencies also have their own international days (e.g. WHO’s World TB Day and UNESCO’s World Philosophy Day), established and promoted by the agency but not designated by the UN General Assembly for the full UN system.
It is important that young people are part of celebration of international days to help reflecting on some of the challenges of child and youth development and also to find out strategies of solving these challenges.