10 December is International Human Rights Day, which marks the anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights.
9 December is Genocide Prevention Day, marking the anniversary of the UN Genocide Convention.
The International Day of Disabled Persons, established by the United Nations, aims to promote the rights and wellbeing of persons with disabilities.
Inter Faith Week takes place every November, highlighting inter faith work which takes place across the UK and encouraging people to celebrate diversity and commonality.
National Hate Crime Awareness Week takes place in October every year, and is an opportunity to raise awareness of what hate crime is and stand by those affected by it.
Every year on National Poetry Day, people across the UK celebrate, discover and share poems.
Black History Month takes place in October every year and promotes understanding of black cultural history and legacy as well as celebrating the contributions of black people to British society.
12 August marks the annual United Nations’ International Youth Day. This day is an opportunity for governments and others to draw attention to youth issues worldwide.
On 24 June 1900, Raphael Lemkin – the man who coined the word ‘genocide’ – was born. Lemkin was deeply saddened by massacres of the past and was affected by genocide himself when his own family were murdered during the Holocaust. He dedicated his life to getting genocide officially recognised as a crime by nations across the world.
Each year on 20 June, the world celebrates World Refugee Day. This day recognises and celebrates the contribution of refugees to society across the world.