09.01.2015 - UNESCO Office in Brasilia

United Nations International Years

UNESCO participates in the celebration of the following International Years proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations:

  • 2015 - International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies (Resolution A/RES/68/221)
  • 2014 - International Year of Crystallography (Resolution A/RES/66/284; implemented by UNESCO)
  • 2013 - International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154; Coordinated by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water)
  • 2012 - International Year of Cooperatives (Resolution 64/136)
  • 2011 - International Year for People of African Descent
  • 2011 - International Year of Chemistry
  • 2011 - International Year of Forests
  • 2010 - International Year for the Rapprochement of Cultures
  • 2010 - International Year of Biodiversity
  • 2009 - International Year of Reconciliation
  • 2009 - International Year of Astronomy
  • 2009 - Year of the Gorilla
  • 2008 - International Year of Planet Earth
  • 2008 - International Year of Languages
  • 2005 - International Year for Sport and Physical Education
  • 2004 - International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and its Abolition
  • 2003 - International Year of Freshwater
  • 2002 - United Nations Year for Cultural Heritage

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