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Scientific World Days for your Diary

Following a record year of editorial content from the AZoNetwork, the team has put together the Editorial Calendar for 2024. We oversee 1829 editions from 120 active science newsletter subjects, ranging from Antibodies, CleanTech or Clinical & Lab Diagnostics through to Drug Discovery, Protein Analysis and XRF Spectroscopy.

We also highlight any Trade Shows and World Days that are relevant in the Science, Engineering & Healthcare spaces. The interactive calendar below helps to identify significant editorial opportunities and plan a year's worth of content well in advance.

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January 2024

Wednesday 24th January - International Education Day

The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 24 January as International Day of Education, in celebration of the role of education for peace and development. Take time to share your educational content and how it's helping towards creating a better world. #nationaleducationday #educationday

Friday 26th January - International Day of Clean Energy

The creation of the International Day of Clean Energy by the UN underscores the importance of inclusivity in the pursuit of clean energy solutions. It provides a dedicated occasion to showcase innovations and progress that can accelerate the achievement of the 2030 sustainable development agenda.

February 2024

Sunday 4th February - World Cancer Day

World Cancer Day held every 4 February is the global uniting initiative led by the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC). By raising worldwide awareness, improving education and catalysing personal, collective and government action, we are all working together to reimagine a world where millions of preventable cancer deaths are saved and access to life-saving cancer treatment and care is equitable for all - no matter who you are or where you live.

Wednesday 7th February - Periodic Table Day

National Periodic Table Day was founded in 2015 with the goal of promoting the challenges that were overcome to develop the modern periodic table.

Sunday 11th February - Women in Science Day

Recognizing the role of women and girls in science, this world day put the focus on sharing science and research from women across the world. Take the opportunity to celebrate your female researchers. #WomenInScience #WomenInStem

Monday 12th February - Darwin Day

A day of celebration, activism and cooperation for the advancement of science, education and human well-being. #DarwinDay #CharlesDarwin

Tuesday 13th February - World Radio Day

Commemorating over a century of radio.

Wednesday 28th February - Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day puts the focus on the 300M people worldwide that live with a rare disease. Is your research aimed to fight a rare disease? Raise awareness on this day. #RareDiseaseDay

March 2024

Friday 8th March - International Women's Day

On 8 March 2024, the world will celebrate International Women's Day. This is a day to challenge stereotypes of women, broaden perceptions of what is possible and celebrate women's achievements.

Friday 15th March - World Sleep Day

World Sleep Delegates and sleep health advocates across the world took action to raise awareness of sleep health.

Thursday 21st March - World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day (WDSD), 21 March, is a global awareness day which has been officially observed by the United Nations since 2012.

Friday 22nd March - World Water Day

Dysfunction throughout the water cycle is undermining progress on all major global issues, from health to hunger, gender equality to jobs, education to industry, disasters to peace. Back in 2015, the world committed to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 as part of the 2030 Agenda – the promise that everyone would have safely managed water and sanitation by 2030.

Saturday 23rd March - World Meteorological Day

The theme of the 2024 World Meteorological Day will be announced in early 2024.

Sunday 24th March - World Tuberculosis Day

Every 23 March, the World Meteorological Organization commemorates the coming into force of the Convention establishing the World Meteorological Organization on 23 March 1950.

April 2024

Tuesday 2nd April - World Autism Awareness Day

Every April 2nd, World Autism Awareness Day marks the beginning of World Autism Month, with its 16 year anniversary taking place this year. Take the chance to share your research and show commitment to creating a world where all people with autism can reach their full potential. #WorldAutismDay

Sunday 7th April - World Health Day

Raise awareness on how your research and technology has impacted our planet for the better through the World Health Day campaign. This year's theme will be announced later in the year. #WHD2024 #WorldHealthDay #OurPlanetOurHealth

Saturday 6th - 13th April - National Robotics Week

A week to share and show the newest technology in the robotics and automation spaces to inspire students in STEM related fields. #RoboticsWeek

Thursday 11th April - World Parkinson's Day

How has your science helped bring the Parkinson's community closer? #WorldParkinsonsDay

Fruday 12th April - International Day of Human Space Flight

Commemorating the date of the first human space flight, carried out by Yuri Gagarin, this day poses the perfect opportunity to share your aerospacial technology. #HumanSpaceFlight

Sunday 14th April - World Chagas Disease Day

Referred to as the "silent or silenced disease", affects mainly poor people without access to healthcare, or people without a political voice. Take the opportunity to raise awareness of this tropical disease. #WorldChagasDisease #ChagasAwareness

Wednesday 17th April - World Hemophilia Day

This April, let’s celebrate our community and continue working towards a world where everyone—with hemophilia A or B, von Willebrand disease (VWD) or any other bleeding disorder—has access to diagnosis, treatment, and comprehensive care.

Sunday 21st April - World Creativity & Innovation Day

There may be no universal understanding of creativity. The concept is open to interpretation from artistic expression to problem-solving in the context of economic, social and sustainable development. Therefore, the United Nations designated 21 April as World Creativity and Innovation Day to raise the awareness of the role of creativity and innovation in all aspects of human development.

Monday 22nd April - Earth Day

EARTHDAY.ORG is unwavering in our commitment to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health, demanding a 60% reduction in the production of ALL plastics by 2040. Our theme, Planet vs. Plastics, calls to advocate for widespread awareness on the health risk of plastics, rapidly phase out all single use plastics, urgently push for a strong UN Treaty on Plastic Pollution, and demand an end to fast fashion. Join us as we build a plastic-free planet for generations to come!

Thursday 25th April - World Malaria Day

An occasion to highlight the need for continued investment and sustained political commitment for malaria prevention and control. #ZeroMalariaStartsWithMe

Thursday 25th April - National DNA Day

The day commemorates the completion of the Human Genome Project in 2003 and the discovery of DNA's double helix in 1953. Share your research and discoveries in the genetics and genomics space. #DNADay

Friday 26th April - International Chernobyl Day

A day to raise awareness of the devastation caused by the radiation spread by the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant and celebrate the international cooperation to address and mitigate the consequences.

May 2024

Friday 10th May - World Lupus Day

We are a network of more than FIVE MILLION people around the world who are living with lupus. While lupus is a severe and life-changing autoimmune disease that can affect any organ in the body, we refuse to let lupus define us.

Thursday 16th May - International Day of Light

Join the global initiative for appreciating light and the role it plays in science by sharing your research and equipment. #LightDay2024

Friday 17th May - World Hypertension Day

On May 17th, we celebrate World Hypertension Day, a day dedicated to highlighting the importance of monitoring blood pressure and bringing global awareness to the 1 billion people living with high blood pressure worldwide.

Saturday 18th May - HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

This day is a chance to thank the volunteers, community members, health professionals, and scientists working together to find a safe and effective preventive HIV vaccine. #HVAD

Monday 20th May - World Bee Day

A day to raise awareness of the important role that bees play in our survival. #WorldBeeDay #SaveTheBees

Monday 20th May - World Metrology Day

Themed around Metrology in the Digital Era. Share your research and equipment involving the science of measurement. #MetrologyDay

Thursday 30th May - World Multiple Sclerosis Day

World MS Day is officially marked on 30 May. It brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with everyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS).

June 2024

Wednesday 5th June - World Environment Day

World Environment Day, held annually on 5 June, brings together millions of people from across the globe, engaging them in the effort to protect and restore the Earth.

Friday 7th June - World Food Safety Day

This World Day draws attention and inspires action to help prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks, contributing to food security, human health, economic prosperity, agriculture, market access, tourism and sustainable development. #FoodSafety #WorldFoodSafetyDay

Saturday 8th June - World Ocean Day

This year's slogan is "One Ocean, One Climate, One Future - Together". Join in this day and share your science and technological innovation and how it's helping conserve and maintain a healthy ocean. #WorldOceanDay #OneOcean

Friday 14th June - World Blood Donor Day

The event serves to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood. #BloodDonor

Tuesday 18th June - Sustainable Gastronomy Day

Celebrating the initiatives, research and science behind a less wasteful gastronomy, this world day is the perfect opportunity to show how your applications help the world move towards sustainable gastronomy. #GastronomyDay

Friday 21th June - International Day of Yoga

Int. Day of Yoga aims to raise awareness of the many benefits of practicing yoga. #InternationalDayOfYoga

Sunday 23rd June - International Women in Engineering Day

This World Day provides a clear call to women to shape the world. Similar to International Day of Women in Science, take this chance to celebrate the talent and value of the female engineers in your organization.

Tuesday 27th June - Micro, Small and Medium Sized Business Day

This world day aims to recognize the efforts and highlight the impact the COVID-19 crisis had on Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. Raise awareness of your organization and how it's contributing towards and inclusive and green recovery.WorldSMBusinessesday

Friday 30th June - International Asteroid Day

Every year, International Asteroid Day aims to engage and educate the public about the opportunities and risks of asteroids. #AsteroidDay

July 2024

Thursday 11th July - World Population Day

2024 marks the year when our population hit 8 billion, let's take the chance to invest in human and physical capital. #WorldPopulationDay

Sunday 28th July - World Hepatitis Day

With "Can't Wait" as a slogan, this year's mission is to drive action for people waiting for testing and treatments. Share your science and highlight how it helps people affected by hepatitis around the globe.#WorldHepatitisDay #CantWait

August 2024

Thursday 1st - 7th August - World Breastfeeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is held in the first week of August every year, supported by WHO, UNICEF and many Ministries of Health and civil society partners.

Friday 9th August - International Day of the World's Indigenous People

Violations of the rights of the world's Indigenous Peoples have become a persistent problem, sometimes because of a historical burden from their colonization backgrounds and others because of the contrast with a constantly changing society. In response to this problem, let’s remember every August 9 that Indigenous Peoples have the right to make their own decisions and carry them out meaningfully and culturally appropriate to them.

Thursday 29th August - International Day Against Nuclear Tests

Hindsight and history have shown us the terrifying and tragic effects of nuclear weapons testing, especially when controlled conditions go awry. Today's a chance to raise awareness on the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.

September 2024

Saturday 7th September - International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies

The International Day of Clean Air for blue skies is commemorated annually on 7 September in recognition of the fact that clean air is important for the health and day-to-day lives of people, while air pollution is the single greatest environmental risk to human health and one of the main avoidable causes of death and disease globally.

Friday 13th September - World Sepsis Day

This day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Share how your research and science are contributing to reduce sepsis-related deaths. #SepsisAwareness

Sunday 15th September - World Lymphoma Awareness Day

Raising awareness of lymphoma and the signs to look out for, take the opportunity to share your treatment and diagnosis research. #WorldLymphomaAwarenessDay

Monday 16th September - International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer

A day to celebrate the global efforts to phase out ozone-depleting substances thanks to the Montreal Protocol. #WorldOzoneLayerDay

Tuesday 17th September - World Patient Safety Day

World Patient Safety Day calls for global solidarity and concerted action by all countries and international partners to improve patient safety. #PatientSafetyDay

Wednesday 18th September - International Equal Pay Day

Raise awareness of the pay gap and share how your organization is moving towards pay equality. #EqualPay

Saturday 21st September - World Alzheimer's Day

September is World Alzheimer's Month, and it's an opportunity to raise awareness of new research and treatments to help understand dementia and support dementia patients. #WorldAlzheimersDay

Sunday 22nd September - World Car-Free Day

A great chance to re-imagine our streets around people. #CarFreeDay

Saturday 28th September - World Rabies Day

Global day of action and awareness dedicated to rabies prevention and elimination. Share your related research today under the theme "One Health, Zero Deaths". #WorldRabiesDay

Sunday 29th September - World Heart Day

Cardiovascular Disease is the world's number one killer. Raise awareness and highlight the actions that your research and science take to prevent and diagnose CVD. #WorldHeartDay #CVDAwareness

October 2024

Friday 4th - 10th October - World Space Week

The perfect opportunity to share your research and science on everything aerospace. Last year's focus was on Space and Sustainability. #SpaceWeek

Sunday 6th October - World Cerebral Palsy Day

Join the movement this World Cerebral Palsy day to help create awareness and action around cerebral palsy. #WorldCerebralPalsyDay

Wednesday 9th October - National Nanotechnology Day

Share your nanotechnology and raise awareness of your research on this day. #Nanotech #NanoDay

Thursday 10th October - World Mental Health Day

With the global objective of raising awareness of mental health issues and destigmatizing it. #WorldMentalHealthDay #MentalHealthMatters

Saturday 12th October - Farmer's Day

Originally initiated by the Ghanaian government, Farmer's Day is now observed in several countries, including the United States. Take the chance to share how your AgriTech helps farmers. #FarmersDay

Sunday 13th October - International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction

The day focuses on international cooperation for developing countries to reduce their disaster risk and disaster losses.

Sunday 13th October - World Sight Day

The first step is prioritising your own eye health, and we invite you to pledge to #LoveYourEyes. The next step is motivating the world’s employers to provide quality eye care to their employees. From factory floors and office buildings to staff rooms and studios, let’s ensure that eye care is available, accessible and affordable to all.

Wednesday 9th - 15th October - Baby Loss Awareness Week

Give anyone touched by pregnancy and baby loss a safe and supportive space to share their experiences.

Tuesday 22nd October - World Energy Day

This day puts the focus on the need for energy efficiency and prudent management across the globe. Share your sustainable energy science today. #WorldEnergyDay

Tuesday 29th October - World Stroke Day

Learn the signs, say it's a stroke, save #Precioustime. With this slogan, World Stroke day aims to educate the public on stroke signs and the benefits of timely access to emergency medical care. #WorldStrokeDay

November 2024

Friday 8th November - National STEM Day

National STEM Day is celebrated every year on Nov. 8 to encourage kids to explore their interests in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math. #STEMDay

Sunday 10th November - World Science Day for Peace and Development

This day highlights the significant role of science in society and promotes international solidarity for shared science between countries.

Tuesday 12th November - World Pneumonia Day

Established by the Stop Pneumonia Initiative to raise awareness and advocate for global action. Take the opportunity to share your research and science in this field. #PneumoniaDay #PneumoniaAwareness

Thursday 14th November - World Diabetes Day

Last year's theme was Access to Diabetes Care. Share your research and innovation today. #WorldDiabetesDay

December 2024

Sunday 1st December - World AIDS Day

An opportunity for people and organizations worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV. #WorldAIDSDay

Thursday 5th December - World Soil Day

Last years slogan was: Soil salinization: a threat to our global pantry. Use this day to highlight research and initiatives to prevent soil salinization and restore our soil. #RestoreOurSoil

Saturday 7th December - International Civil Aviation Day

The purpose of ICAD is to help generate and reinforce worldwide awareness of the importance of international civil aviation to social and economic development worldwide. #AviationDay

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