1-31 October every year: Celebrating black history and the contributions of black people worldwide.
1 October every year: Raising awareness of the impact of an ageing population and the need to ensure people can grow old with dignity.
2 October every year: Sharing the message of non-violence through education and public awareness.
First Monday in October every year: Reflecting on the state of human settlements and the basic right to shelter.
4-10 October every year. Celebrating science & technology, and their contribution to the betterment of the human condition.