List of United Nations International Years

United Nations International Years

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United Nations International Years


What is United Nations International Years?

The United Nations has been observing designated years, decades, weeks, and days with a specific theme. The main reason behind this is to promote awareness Internationally and also to take actions on very serious issues. The United Nations International Years are being observed since 1959. The focus of observing International Years to draw attention to major issues and also to encourage action at international level.

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Complete List of United Nations International Years

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YEAR

UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL YEARS

1 2019 International Year of Indigenous Languages
2 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development
3 2016 International Year of Pulses
4 2015 International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies
International Year of Soils
5 2014 International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
International Year of Small Island Developing States
International Year of Crystallography
International Year of Family Farming
6 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation
International Year of Quinoa
7 2012 International Year of Cooperatives
International Year of Sustainable Energy for All
8 2011 International Year for People of African Descent
International Year of Chemistry
International Year of Forests
International Year of Youth
9 2010 International Year of Youth (12 August 2010 — 11 August 2011)
International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
International Year of Biodiversity
International Year of the Seafarer
10 2009 International Year of Planet Earth
International Year of Languages
International Year of Sanitation
International Year of the Potato
11 2007 – 2008 International Polar Year
12 2006 International Year of Deserts and Desertification
13 2005 International Year of Microcredit
International Year for Sport and Physical Education
International Year of Physics
14 2004 International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition
International Year of Rice
15 2003 Year of Kyrgyz Statehood
International Year of Freshwater
16 2002 United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage
International Year of Mountains
International Year of Ecotourism
17 2001 United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations
International Year of Volunteers
International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance
18 2000 International Year of Thanksgiving
International Year for the Culture of Peace
19 1999 International Year of Older Persons
20 1998  International Year of the Ocean
21 1996 International Year for the Eradication of Poverty
22 1995 United Nations Year for Tolerance
World Year of Peoples’ Commemoration of the Victims of the Second World War
23 1994 International Year of the Family
International Year of Sport and the Olympic Ideal
24 1993 International Year for the World’s Indigenous People
25 1992 International Space Year
26 1990 International Literacy Year
27 1987 International Year of Shelter for The Homeless
28 1986 International Year of Peace
29 1985 Year of the United Nations
International Youth Year: Participation, Development, Peace
30 1983 World Communications Year; Development of Communication Infrastructures
31 1982 International Year of Mobilization for Sanctions Against South Africa
32 1981 International Year for Disabled Persons
33 1979 International Year of The Child
34 1978/79 International Anti-Apartheid Year
35 1975 International Women’s Year
36 1974 World Population Year
37 1971 International Year for Action to Combat Racism and Racial Prejudice
38 1970 International Education Year
39 1968 International Year for Human Rights
40 1967 International Tourist Year
41 1965 International Co-operation Year
42 1961 International Health and Medical Research Year
43 1959/1960 World Refugee Year

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