United Nations International Decades

Complete List of United Nations International Decades

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Brief About United Nations Organization (UNO) :

The United Nations Organization (UNO) is an most powerful intergovernmental Organization tasked to promote international cooperation and to create and maintain international order. UNO was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II with the aim of preventing another such Conflict. Every year October 24 is celebrated as United Nations Day. UNO headquarters is at New York. UNO has 193 member states. This Organization won Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. Present Secretary General Of UN is Antonio Guterres. In this article we will explore what is purpose of United Nations International Decades and complete list since 1960.

Principal Organs of United Nations :

UNO has Six Principal Organs to carry out its functions

  • The General Assembly
  • The Security Council
  • The Economic and Social Council
  • The Trusteeship Council
  • The International Court of Justice
  • The Secretariat.

What is United Nations International Decades ?

The United Nations has been observing designated years, decades, weeks, and days with a specific theme. The main reason for this is to promote awareness Internationally and also to take actions on very specific issues. The United Nations International Decades are being observed since 1960. The focus of observing International Decades to draw attention to major issues and also to encourage action at international level.

Complete List of United Nations International Decades :

  S.No   Decade  United Nations International Decades
   1 2018 – 2028 *
  • United Nations Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development
   2 2016 – 2025 *
  • United Nations Decade of Action on Nutrition
   3 2015 – 2024
  • International Decade for People of African Descent
   4 2014 – 2024
  • United Nations Decade of Sustainable Energy for All
   5 2011 – 2020
  • Third International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism
  • United Nations Decade on Biodiversity
  • Decade of Action for Road Safety
   6 2010 – 2020
  • United Nations Decade for Deserts and the Fight against Desertification
   7 2008 – 2017
  • Second United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty
   8 2006 – 2016
  • Decade of Recovery and Sustainable Development of the Affected Regions (third decade after the Chernobyl disaster)
  9 2005 – 2015
  • International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”
   10 2005 – 2014
  • United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development
  • Second International Decade of the World’s Indigenous People
   11 2003 – 2012
  • United Nations Literacy Decade: Education for All
   12 2001 – 2010
  • International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-violence for the Children of the World
  • Decade to Roll Back Malaria in Developing Countries, Particularly in Africa
  • Second International Decade for the Eradication of Colonialism
   13 1997 – 2006
  • Decade for The Eradication for Poverty
   14 1995 – 2004
  • Decade for Human Rights Education
   15 1994 – 2004
  • Decade of the World’s Indigenous People
   16 1993 – 2003
  • Third Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination
   17 1991 – 2000
  • Second Industrial Development Decade for Africa
  • Second Transport and Communications Decade in Africa
  • United Nations Decade Against Drug Abuse
  • Fourth United Nations Development Decade
   18 1990 – 2000
  • International Decade for the Eradification of Colonialism
   19 1990 – 1999
  • United Nations Decade of International Law
  • International Decade for Natural Disaster Reduction
   20 1990’s
  • Third Disarmament Decade
   21 1988 – 1997
  • World Decade for Cultural Development
   22 1983 – 1993
  • Second Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination
   23 1983 – 1992
  • United Nations Decade for Disabled Persons
   24 1981 – 1990
  • International Drinking Water Supply and Sanitation Decade
  • Third United Nations Development Decade
   25 1980 – 1990
  • Second Disarmament Decade
   26 1980’s
  • Industrial Development Decade for Africa
   27 1978 – 1988
  • Transport and Communications Decade for Africa
   28 1976 – 1985
  • United Nations Decade for Women: Equality, Development and Peace
   29 1973 – 1983
  • Decade to Combat Racism and Racial Discrimination
   30 1971 – 1980
  • Second United Nations Development Decade
   31 1970’s
  • Disarmament Decade
   32 1960 – 1970
  • United Nations Development Decade

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