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January 8 World Literacy Day
February 20  Non-Violent Resistance Day
February 21  International Mother Language Day (UNESCO)
March 8  International Women’s Day
March 21 World Poetry Day (UNESCO)
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
March 22 World Day for Water
March 23 World Meteorological Day (WMO)
March 23 World Meteorological Day (WMO)
March 24 World Tuberculosis Day (WHO)
April 7 World Health Day (WHO)
April 8 World Roma Day
April 22 Earth Day
April 23 World Book and Copyright Day (UNESCO)
April 30 Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom ha Shoah)
May 1 International Workers Day
May 3 World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO)
May 8  World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day
May 15 International Day of Families
May 17 World Telecommunications Day (ITU)
May 31 World No-Tobacco Day (WHO)
June 4 International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
June 5 World Environment Day (UNEP)
June 15 World Food Day
June 17 World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
June 20 World Refugee Day
June 21 World Peace and Prayer Day
June 26 International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
UN Charter Day
1st Saturday in July International Day of Co-operatives
July 11 World Population Day (UNFPA)
August 6 Hiroshima Day (remembers victims)
August 7 Transgender International Rights and Education Day
August 9 International Day of Indigenous People
August 12 International Youth Day
August 23 International Day for Remembrance of the Slave Trade & its Abolition (UNESCO)
August 24 Universal suffrage became a law in the USA
Tuesday following Peace Day
second Monday
of September
September 8 International Literacy Day (UNESCO)
September 16 International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
1st Monday October World Habitat Day (cities without slums)
2nd Wednesday International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction
of October
October 1 International Day of Older Persons
International Music Day
October 5 World Teacher’s’ Day (UNESCO)
October 10 World Mental Health Day
October 16 World Food Day (FAO)
October 17 International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
October 24 World Development Information Day
United Nations Day
November 3 Men’s World Day
November 9 Kristallnacht, International Day Against Fascism & Anti-Semitism
1989 Berlin Wall came down
November 11 International Day of Science and Peace
November 16 International Day for Tolerance (UNESCO)
November 20  Universal Children’s Day
November 21 World Television Day
November 25 International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
November 29 International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
December 1 World AIDS Day (WHO)
December 2 nternational Day for the Abolition of Slavery
December 3 International Day of Disabled Persons
December 5 International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
December 10 Human Rights Day (1948)
December 18 International Migrants Day
December 29 International Day for Biological Diversity


January  Commission Retreat
Participate in MLK program, if invited.
March Diversity Conference/Education Summit
June Nomination of Officers
Review first draft of report to supervisors
July Elect Officers
Report to Board of Supervisors
October Plan for Human Rights Month
November Plan commission retreat
December Human Rights Month Activities

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