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October 2020

World Post Day

9 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

World Post Day poster

9 October every year: Celebrating the role of the postal sector in our everyday lives.

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World Mental Health Day

10 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

10 October every year: Raising awareness of mental health issues around the world.

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International Day of the Girl Child

11 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

Portrait of a Haitian girl by UN Photo on Flickr.com

11 October every year. Promoting girls' rights, highlighting gender inequalities and addressing discrimination and abuse suffered by girls around the globe.

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International Day for Disaster Reduction

13 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

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13 October every year: Promoting a global culture of disaster reduction and preparedness.

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World Sight Day

13 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 13 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Sight Day logo

Second Thursday in October every year: Raising awareness about the problems, prevention and treatment of blindness.

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International Day of Rural Women

15 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

Timor Leste woman carrying coffee by UN Photo on Flickr.com

15 October every year: Recognising the role of women in improving rural development and food security.

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World Food Day

16 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 16 of October, repeating indefinitely

World Food Day 2017

16 October every year: Raising awareness of food security and strengthening solidarity in the struggle against hunger.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

17 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

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17 October every year: Raising awareness of the need to eradicate poverty.

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Anti-Slavery Day

18 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on of October, repeating indefinitely

Anti-Slavery Day logo

18 October every year: Raising awareness of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.

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One World Week

22 October
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 22 of October, repeating indefinitely

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Begins on the Sunday of the week of 24 October (UN Day) every year: A week of awareness and action on issues such as injustice, the environment and poverty.

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