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06 February
International Day of zero tolerance female genital mutilation

08 March
International Women's Day

21 March
South African Human Rights Day, International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination

22 March
World Water Day

24 March
World Tuberculosis Day

07 April
World Health Day

25 April
World Malaria Day

15 May
International Day of Families

21 May
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

26 May – 01 June
Child Protection Week

28 May
International Day of Action for Women's Health

31 May
World no Tobacco Day

01 June
International Children's Day

04 June
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression

05 June
World Environment Day

12 June
International Day against Child Labour

June 15
International Day of the Family

16 June
Day of African Child / Youth Day

20 June
World Refugee Day

23 June
United Nations Public Service Day

26 June
International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking

11 July
World Population Day

13 July
Africa Nutrition Day

1-7 August
World Breastfeeding Week

9 August
National Women's Day

12 August
International Youth Day

08 September
International Literacy Day

21 September
International Day of Peace

01 October
World Habitat Day

05 October
World Teacher's Day

15 October
World Rural Women's Day

16 October
World Food Day

17 October
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

18 October
Global Hand washing Day

24 October
United Nations Day

25 October
Anniversary of Unite for Children Campaign

5 November 
National Children's Day

16 November
International Day for Tolerance

20 November
Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

25 November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

25 November - 10 December
16 Days of Activism of No Violence Against Women and Children

01 December
World AIDS Day

03 December
International Day of Disabled Persons

05 December
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development

10 December
Human Rights Day

11 December
UNICEF Anniversary





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