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Advocacy Calendar

JANUARY
19       World Religion Day
27       International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust
FEBRUARY
2-8     International Development Week (CIDA)
12       International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers
20       World Day of Social Justice
21       International Mother Language Day
MARCH
1-7      Canadian Landmine Awareness Week
8         International Women's Day
21       International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination
21-28 Week of Solidarity with Peoples Struggling Against Racism and Racial Discrimination
22       World Water Day
APRIL
4         International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action and Refugee Rights Day
7         World Health Day
14       Global Day of Action on Military Spending
21-27  National Victims of Crime Awareness Week
22       International Earth Day
MAY
3         World Press Freedom Day
6-10    Hunger Awareness Week
11       World Fair Trade Day
15       International Day of Families and International Conscientious Objector Day
16       World Debt Day
18       International Museum Day
21       World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development
22       International Day for Biological Diversity
25       Africa Day
29       International Day of United Nations Peacekeepers
JUNE
2         Nuclear Abolition Day
4         International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression
5         World Enviroment Day
8         World Oceans Day
11       National Day of Healing & Reconciliation
12       World Day Against Child Labour
16       Day of the African Child
17       World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought
20       World Refugee Day
21       National Aboriginal Day
23       United Nations Public Service Day
26       International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illegal Trafficking and International Day to Support Victims of Torture
27       National Multiculturalism Day
JULY
5         International Day of Cooperatives
11       World Population Day
18       Nelson Mandela International Day
AUGUST
6          Hiroshima Day
9          International Day of the Word's Indigenous People and National Peacekeepers' Day
12       International Youth Day
19       World Humanitarian Day
23       International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition
SEPTEMBER
8         International Literacy Day
15       International Day of Democracy
16       International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer
21       International Day of Peace and Day of Global Ceasefire
22-28  World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel
OCTOBER
1         International Day for Older Persons
2        International Day of Non-Violence
7         World Habitat Day
10       World Mental Health Day 
11       International Day of the Girl
13       International Day for Disaster Reduction
15       International Day of Rural Women
16       World Food Day and Global Dignity Day
17       International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
18       Persons Day (Canada)
24       United Nations Day and World Development Information Day
22-28  Disarmament Week
NOVEMBER
3         International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church
6         International Day for Preventing Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict
10       Peace Sunday
11       Remembrance Day
18-24 National Restorative Justice Week
16       International Day of Tolerance
20       Universal Children's Day
22       National Housing Day
23       International Buy Nothing Day
25       International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women
29      International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People
DECEMBER
1        World AIDS Day
2        International Day for the Abolition of Slavery
3        International Day of Disabled Persons
5        International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development
6        National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women
9        International Anti-Corruption Day
10     Human Rights Day
18     International Migrants Day
19     United Nations Day for South South Cooperation
20     International Human Solidarity Day