Today : International Day of the Girl Child : Oct 11th

International Day of the Girl Child is an international observance day declared by the United Nations. October 11, 2012, was the first Day of the Girl. The observation supports more opportunity for girls, and increases awareness of inequality faced by girls worldwide based upon their gender. This inequality includes areas such as access to education, nutrition, legal rights, medical care, and protection from discrimination, violence and unfree child marriage.

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No need to do great miracles, just be good for the girls and women around you, treat them equally with respect and dignity.

List of International Days by UN : Interesting!

Just out of curiosity decided  to search for list of international days and never expected so many days declared by UN. Interesting!

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27 January International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
4 February World Cancer Day [WHO]
6 February International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation [WHO]
13 February World Radio Day [UNESCO]
20 February World Day of Social Justice
21 February International Mother Language Day [UNESCO]
8 March International Women’s Day
20 March International Day of Happiness
21 March International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21 March World Poetry Day [UNESCO]
21 March International Day of Nowruz
21 March World Down Syndrome Day
21 March International Day of Forests and the Tree
22 March World Water Day
23 March World Meteorological Day  [WMO]
24 March World Tuberculosis Day [WHO]
24 March International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims
25 March International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade
25 March International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members
2 April World Autism Awareness Day
4 April International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action
7 April Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide
7 April World Health Day [WHO]
12 April International Day of Human Space Flight
22 April International Mother Earth Day
23 April World Book and Copyright Day
23 April English Language Day 
25 April World Malaria Day [WHO]
26 April World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]
28 April World Day for Safety and Health at Work [ILO]
29 April Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare
30 April International Jazz Day
3 May World Press Freedom Day
8-9 May Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives during the Second World War
11-12 May World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]
15 May International Day of Families
17 May World Telecommunication and Information Society Day [ITU]
21 May World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22 May International Day for Biological Diversity
23 May International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
24 May “Vesak”, the Day of the Full Moon
29 May International Day of UN Peacekeepers
31 May World No-Tobacco Day [WHO]
1 June Global Day of Parents
4 June International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5 June World Environment Day [UNEP]
8 June World Oceans Day
12 June World Day Against Child Labour
14 June World Blood Donor Day [WHO]
15 June World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
17 June World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20 June World Refugee Day
23 June United Nations Public Service Day
23 June International Widows’ Day
25 June Day of the Seafarer [IMO]
26 June International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
26 June United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
6 July 
(First Saturday
in July)
International Day of Cooperatives
11 July World Population Day
18 July Nelson Mandela International Day
28 July World Hepatitis Day [WHO]
30 July International Day of Friendship
9 August International Day of the World’s Indigenous People
12 August International Youth Day
19 August World Humanitarian Day
23 August International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition [UNESCO]
29 August International Day against Nuclear Tests
30 August International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances
5 September International Day of Charity
8 September International Literacy Day [UNESCO]
10 September World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]
12 September United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation
15 September International Day of Democracy
16 September International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
21 September International Day of Peace
26 September
(Last week of September)
World Maritime Day [IMO]
27 September World Tourism Day [UNWTO]
28 September World Rabies Day [WHO]
28 September
(Last Saturday in September)
World Heart Day [WHO]
7 October 
(First Monday
in October)
World Habitat Day
1 October International Day of Older Persons
2 October International Day of Non-Violence
5 October World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO]
9 October World Post Day
10 October World Mental Health Day [WHO]
10 October(Second Thursday
in October)
World Sight Day [WHO]
11 October International Day of the Girl Child
13 October International Day for Disaster Reduction
15 October International Day of Rural Women
16 October World Food Day [FAO]
17 October International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
24 October United Nations Day
24 October World Development Information Day
27 October World Day for Audiovisual Heritage [UNESCO]
6 November International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
10 November World Science Day for Peace and Development[UNESCO]
12 November World Pneumonia Day [WHO]
14 November World Diabetes Day [WHO]
16 November International Day for Tolerance
16 November World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Day[WHO]
18 November
(Third Sunday
in November)
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims[WHO]
20 November Universal Children’s Day
20 November Africa Industrialization Day
21 November
(Third Thursday
in November)
World Philosophy Day [UNESCO]
21 November World Television Day
25 November International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
29 November International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
1 December World AIDS Day
2 December International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3 December International Day of Persons with Disabilities
5 December International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
7 December International Civil Aviation Day [ICAO]
9 December International Anti-Corruption Day
10 December Human Rights Day
11 December International Mountain Day
18 December International Migrants Day
20 December International Human Solidarity Day

Source and Courtesy : www.un.org