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List of UN observed international days in January



The United Nation is an international organization founded in 1945 post the second world war. The main purpose of the establishment of this organization is to develop peace in the world. The major areas where UN works are peace & security, climate change, sustainable development, human rights, disarmament, terrorism, humanitarian and health emergencies, gender equality, governance, food production, and more.

List of UN observed international days in January


The representative organ of the United Nations is the General Assembly that observes the international days and the theme of each day is related to the areas where the UN works as mentioned above.


  • World Braille Day (4 January)
  • International Day of Education (24 January)
  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day (27 January)

  • World Braille Day

Communication is very important to express our feelings and if you are blind or partially sighted, communication is very difficult. Thanks to Mr. Louis Braille who invented braille. Braille serves as a language for such peoples and it uses 6 dots to represent all the alphabetic, numerical, musical, mathematical, & scientific symbols.  The blind persons use braille to read books, to communicate important information to & from individuals who are blind or partially sighted. It gives them competence, independence & equality. 

List of UN observed international days in January


The world Braille day is celebrated every year on 4 January 2019 to recognize the contributions of Mr. Louis Braille.  The main objective of this day is to raise awareness of the importance of braille as a means of communication for blind & partially sighted people.

  • International Day of Education

The international day of education is observed across the world on 24 January and first-ever international day of education was celebrated on 24 January 2019. Education is the human right and the whole world community understands the importance of education for peace & development.

UN observed international days in January


Concerning the data released by UNESCO, good quality education is still inaccessible to millions of children. The various important facts related to education are as follows:

  • More than 260 million children & adolescence still, do not attend school.
  • Close to 617 million children & youngsters are unable to read & do basic math.
  • In Sub Saharan Africa, less than 40% of the girl’s pollution only complete lower secondary school and approximately 4 million children and young refugees are out of school.

Education is a human right and to achieve gender equality and breaks the cycle of poverty, good quality & lifelong education opportunities must be provided to all.  Education is the key to sustainable development and the international community recognized the education is essential for the success of all 17 of its goals.

As the world celebrated the first international education day in 2019, the UN urged all governments & partners to make universal quality education a leading priority.

  • International Holocaust Remembrance Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international Memorial Day observed on 27th January to pay tribute to the tragedy occurred in the second world war. It commemorates the genocide resulted in the death of 6 million Jews and 11 million others by the Nazi regime & its fellow workers. This day is also known as International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust.

List of UN observed international days in January


International Holocaust Remembrance Day was observed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 60/7 on 1st November 2005 during the 42nd plenary session. On this day, various ceremonies and activities are conducted at the United Nations Headquarters in New York and UN offices around the world.

The main objective of this day is to remind the world of the lessons to be learned from the holocaust and prevent future acts of genocide. In the year of 2006, the general assembly hall drew over 2200 people and was viewed by countless others globally via webcast and live television broadcast.

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