U.N.International, World And Commemorative Years.

U.N.International years are declared by the United Nations

since 1959 in order to draw attention on major issues and

encourage international action to address concerns which

have global importance and ramifications.

1959/60–World Refugee Year.

1960–Year of Africa.

1961–International Health and Medical Research Year.

1962–Calgary International Year.

1963–Year of the Water Tiger.

1964–International Year of the quiet Sun.

1965–International Co-operation Year.

1966–International Rice Year.

1967–International Tourism Year.

1968–International Year for Human Rights.

1969–International Harvester Travelall  for Sale.

1970–International Education Year.

1971–International Year for Action to Combat  Racism

and Racial Discrimination.

1972—International Book Year.

1973–Copernicus Year.

1974–World Population Year.

1975–International  Women’s Year.

1976–to 1985:U.N.’s Decade for Women.

1976–World Book Science Year.

1977–United Nations’ Day for women’s rights and

international peace to be observed on any day of

the year by the member states.

1978–International Anti-Apartheid Year.

1979–International Year of the Child.

1980 to 1989: International Water Supply and

Sanitation Decade

1981–International Year of the Disabled Persons.

1981 to1991-The International Decade of People

with a Disability.

1982–International Year of Mobilisation for Sanctions

Against South Africa.

1983–World Communications Year.

1984–Year of Women in South Africa.

1985-International Youth Year .

1986–International Year of Peace.

1987–International Year of Shelter for the Homeless.

1988–Amnesty International Year.

1989-I.M.O.-International Convention on Salvage.

1990–International Literacy Year.

1991 to 2000-Development Decade.

1992–International Space Year.

1993–International Year for World’s Indigenous People.

1994–International Year of the Family and

International Year of Sport and Olympic Ideal.

1995–United Nations Year for Tolerance.

1996–International Year for the Eradication of Poverty.

1997–International Year of the Coral Reef.

1998–International Year of the Ocean.

1999–International Year of Older Persons.

and Centennial of the First International Peace Conference.

2000–International year for the Culture of Peace and

International Year of Thanks Giving.

2001–International Year of Volunteers and

United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

and International Year of Mobilization against Racism,

Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and related Intolerance.

2002–International Year of Mountains;

————–do—————of Cultural Heritage;

————–do—————0f  Eco tourism.

2003–International Year of Fresh water and

European Year of People with Disabilities.

2004–International Year to Commemorate the Struggle

against Slavery and it’s Abolition.

2005–International Year of Micro credit and World Year

of Physics and International Year for Sport and Physical


2006–International Year of Deserts and Desertification.

2007–International Year of Dolphin and International Polar Year

and International Year of Scout.

2007/2008–International Heliophysical Year.

2008–International Year of Potato.

International  Year of Planet Earth.

International Year of Sanitation.

International Year of Languages.

2009—International Year of Reconciliation,Astronomy

and Gorilla.

International Year of Natural Fibres.

2010–International Year of Biodiversity.

—————-do————for the Rapprochement

of cultures.

International Year of Youth, Dialogue and mutual

understanding (12 August 2010 to 11 August 2011).

2011–International Year of Forests.

————-do—————of Chemistry.

————-do—————-for People of African Descent.

2012—International Year of Co-operatives.

——————–do———of Sustainable Energy for All.

In India and Nigeria the year 2012 is observed as National

Mathematics Year.

2013–International Year of Water Co-operation and

International Year of Quinoa and International Year of Statistics

and Year of  Mathematics of Planet Earth and year of faith.

2014–International Year of small Island Developing  States

—————–do—– ——of  Crystallography.

—————–do————of Family Farming .



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