Advocacy Calendar

January

11   Human Trafficking Awareness Day
18-25  Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

February

17   Ash Wednesday

March

5     World Day of Prayer (first Friday in March)
8     International Women’s Day
22   World Water Day

April

4     Easter
7     World Health Day
15   Global Day of Action on Military Spending (on or near Tax Day in U.S.)
22   Earth Day
24-27  Ecumenical Advocacy Days 2020 (varies each year)

May

2     Immigrant Rights Sunday (first Sunday in May)
12   World Fair Trade Day

June

20   World Refugee Day
26   International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

July

27   Korea Armistice Day (see Korea Peace Treaty Campaign)

August

6      Hiroshima Day of Remembrance
9      International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples
16    Sunday of Prayer for the Peaceful Reunification of the Korean Peninsula (see Korea Peace Treaty Campaign)
19    World Humanitarian Day

September

19-25  World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (third week of September)
21       International Day of Peace

October

3     World Communion Sunday (always first Sunday in October)
11   International Day of the Girl
12   Indigenous People’s Day (“Columbus Day”)
16   World Food Day
18-24  Breaking the Silence/Congo Week (always third week in October)
24   United Nations Day (anniversary of the UN Charter)

November

19   World Toilet Day
25   International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

December

1     World AIDS Day
1     First Sunday of Advent
10   Human Rights Day (anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
18   International Migrants Day
25   Christmas Day