• Remembrance Day

    Remembrance Day commemorates the signing of the Armistice at the end of World War 1 in 1918. This took place at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. The central element of Remembrance Day ceremonies is the one minute silence.

  • Universal Children’s Day

    The General Assembly recommended in 1954 that all countries institute a Universal Children's Day, to be observed as a day of worldwide fraternity and understanding between children, and of activity promoting the welfare of the world's children. The UN date is 20 November.

  • Buy Nothing Day

    For 24 hours, millions of people around the world do not participate - in the doomsday economy, the marketing mind-games, and the frantic consumer-binge that's become our culture. We pause. We make a small choice not to shop. We shrink our footprint and gain some calm. Together we say to Exxon, Nike, Coke and the rest: enough is enough. And we help build this movement to rethink our unsustainable course.

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

    The General Assembly has designated 25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and has invited governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize on that day activities designated to raise public awareness on the problem.