October World Days - List Of Important National & International Days


October Commemorative Days. International/World Observances in October. 
Relating to Health & Well-Being. Information / Notifications & Contact Details.
Date - Event - Information - #Twitter Hashtag - Website.
October 1. Go Sober for October encourages people to go booze-free for the whole of October and raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support. Right from the moment of diagnosis, through treatment and beyond. Everyone living with cancer deserves the best possible healthcare and support. #GoSoberForOctober. www.gosober.org.uk.

October 1. Children's Day & November 20. Universal/World Children's Day. To promote mutual exchange and understanding among children and to initiate action to benefit and promote the welfare of children globally This day is celebrated  around the world, but on different calendar dates.

October 1. International Day of Older Persons is an opportunity to highlight the important contributions that older people make to society and raise awareness of the issues and challenges of ageing in today’s world. #InternationalDayOfOlderPersons. www.olderpersonsday.

October 1 - October 31. Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For help and to support women with breast cancer, or someone you love has been affected by breast cancer. #BreastCancerAwarenessMonth. www.breastcancercare.org.uk.

October 1. Stoptober. Stop smoking for 28 days‎. Now is the time to quit. Get free NHS support to help you stop smoking. Free help & support and advice to help you stop smoking for 28 days. #Stoptober. nhs.uk/stoptober.

October 1. World Vegetarian Day. Every year there are thousands of people making the move to a healthier, more socially responsible way of living. These people care about the lives of animals and the life-enhancing possibilities of vegetarianism. #WorldVegetarianDay. hworldvegetarianday.navs.org.

October 2. International Day of Non-violence is the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi, leader of the Indian independence movement and pioneer of the philosophy and strategy of non-violence.  #TheInternationalDayOfNonViolence. www.un.org/en/events/nonviolenceday.

October. First Monday in October. World Habitat Day is observed every year on the first Monday of October throughout the world. It was officially designated by the United Nations and first celebrated in 1986. The purpose of the day is to reflect on the state of our cities and towns and the basic human right to adequate shelter. It also aims to remind the world of its collective responsibility for the habitat of future generations. #WorldHabitatDay. https://unhabitat.org.

October. First Wednesday of October. World Cerebral Palsy Day is a movement of people with cerebral palsy, families and CP organisations, in more than 60 countries. #WorldCerebralPalsyDay. https://worldcpday.org.

October 6. World Smile Day was coined and initiated by Harvey Ball, a commercial artist from Worcester, Massachusetts. He is known to have created the Smiley Face in 1963. All it takes to make the day better is a smile, whether it's one someone gives to you, or one you share with another. Little acts of kindness can make all the difference. #WorldSmileDay. www.worldsmileday.com.

October 7. World Zombie Day. World Zombie Day is an annual charity walk where fans of zombie culture can join together in an international effort to alleviate world hunger and homelessness. World Zombie Day was born in Pittsburgh's Monroeville Mall in 2006, the location of George Romero’s film Dawn of the Dead. Cities throughout the world participate in #WZD. #WorldZombieDay. worldzombieday.co.uk/world-zombie-day.

October 10. World Mental Health Day. The objective of raising awareness of the global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma around the world. #WorldMentalHealthDay. www.mentalhealth.org.uk.

October 11. World Obesity Day. Untreated, obesity is responsible for a significant proportion of non-communicable diseases including heart disease, diabetes, liver disease and many types of cancer and to take urgent action to treat or prevent obesity. #WorldObesityDay. www.obesityday.worldobesity.org.

October. Second Thursday on October. World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. #WorldSightDay. www.iapb.org/advocacy/world-sight-day.

October 13. World Thrombosis Day focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood condition of thrombosis, and place a global spotlight on thrombosis as an urgent and growing health problem. #WorldThrombosisDay. www.worldthrombosisday.org.

October 13. The International Day for Disaster Reduction was started in 1989, after a call by the United Nations General Assembly for a day to celebrate the way that people and communities around the world reduce their exposure to disasters and raise awareness about the risks. #TheInternationalDayForDisasterReduction. www.un.org/en/events/disasterreductionday.

October 15. Global Hand Washing Day was founded by the Global Public-Private Partnership for Hand Washing and is an opportunity to increase awareness and understanding about the importance of hand washing. #GlobalHandwashingDay. www,globalhandwashing.org/global-handwashing-day.

October 16. World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honour of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations in 1945 dedicated to tackling global hunger. #WorldFoodDay. www.fao.org/world-food-day/2017/home/en.

October 17. International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. A Call to Action by Father Joseph Wresinski who inspired the observance of October 17 as the World Day for the Eradication of Poverty. #InternationalDayForTheEradicationOfPoverty. www.un.org/en/events/povertyday.

October 18. World Vasectomy Day. A celebration of men around the world who are stepping up for their partners to take the ultimate snip to show they care about the growing strain that population is placing on the planet’s resources. #WorldVasectomyDay. www.worldvasectomyday.org.

October 20. World Osteoporosis Day is a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone disease. #WorldOsteoporosisDay. www.worldosteoporosisday.org.

October 20. World Statistics Day seeks to highlight the importance of reliable and timely data for informed decision-making by governments and individuals and to promote the right to public information and raise awareness for technological investments that can aid in the data collection process. #WorldStatisticsDay. www.worldstatisticsday.org.

October 24. The United Nations Day has been celebrated as United Nations Day since 1948. In 1971, the United Nations General Assembly recommended that the day is observed by the Member States to participate in activities ranging from assistance in times. #TheUnitedNations. www.un.org/en/events/unday.

October 24. World Development Information Day is to the draw attention of worldwide public opinion to development problems and the need to strengthen international cooperation to solve them. #WorldDevelopmentInformationDay. www.un.org/en/events/devinfoday.

October 24. World Polio Day.  Polio can be prevented through immunisation. Polio vaccine can protect a child for life. The strategy to eradicate polio is therefore based on preventing infection by immunising every child until transmission stops and the world is polio-free. Help to celebrate WPD. Established by Rotary International to commemorate the birth of Jonas Salk, who led the first team to develop a vaccine. #WorldPolioDaywww.endpolio.org/world-polio-day

October 26. Intersex Awareness Day is an international event for the rights of intersex people. International human rights experts are calling for an urgent end to human rights violations against intersex children and adults. #IntersexAwarenessDay. www.intersexday.org/en.

October 27. National Mentoring Day was launched to recognise the significant benefits of mentoring across the UK. To provide guidance on the most impact-full ways you can lend your voice to reach every person in the world, to access a mentor, and to inspire more people to get involved in mentoring.. #NationalMentoringDaywww.nationalmentoringday.org.

October 27. World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. Started in 2005 to raise of awareness to preserve audiovisual documents, such as films, radio and television programmes that are becoming endangered due to the decay and technological obsolescence.  #WDAH. https://en.unesco.org/wdah2017.

October 29. World Stroke Day. This commemorative day was chosen by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation in 2005 to raise awareness of the significance of and preservation risks recorded sound and audiovisual documents #World Stroke Day. www.worldstrokecampaign.org.


October - November. Stand Up To Cancer. SUTC. Events to raise awareness and donations to fund life-saving cancer research. #StandUpToCancer. www.standuptocancer.org/

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