December Awareness Months

December - Awareness Months, Days & Observances

As the year draws to a close and the festive spirit of December fills the air, we can also pause to reflect on the many awareness days and significant events which aim to inspire, educate, and make a difference in our world. 

December, a month synonymous with joy, giving, and celebration, invites us all to come together and focus our attention on many topics and causes that touch our daily lives and impact the planet. From environmental conservation and climate change to human rights and social equality, these awareness days allow people everywhere to champion change and embrace action. 

So, join us as we delve into a comprehensive list of December awareness days, each with a unique message that can ignite compassion, understanding, and collective effort in the hearts of us all. 

Let's welcome December with open arms and open minds, ready to engage, learn, and be part of the global movement for a brighter, more sustainable future.

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Full calendar of awareness months:
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December Awareness Month-Long Events

Universal Human Rights Month

Universal Human Rights Month
Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash

(Global)

Universal Human Rights Month is observed throughout December to raise awareness about the fundamental rights enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and promote respect for these rights worldwide.

Foreign Language Month

(Global)

Foreign Language Month promotes the appreciation and learning of different languages worldwide. It is an opportunity to explore new cultures, connect with others, and boost cognitive abilities while fostering respect and understanding among diverse communities, all through the power of language. As such, throughout December, it's a great time to engage family members and friends with new languages, even on a small scale. 

Safe Toys and Gifts Month

(Global)

Safe Toys and Gifts Month promotes the importance of choosing age-appropriate, safe, and non-toxic toys and gifts for children during the holiday season, preventing accidents and injuries.

Related: Eco-friendly gifts for kids.

National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

(USA)

This month-long campaign, also known as National Impaired Driving Prevention Month, raises awareness about the dangers of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and educates the public on ways to prevent such accidents.

Related: Official Website.

New Book Month

New Book Month
Photo by Nick Fewings on Unsplash

(Global)

New Book Month encourages book lovers to explore new publications and support authors, fostering a love for reading and expanding horizons by discovering new literary works. The event is an excellent opportunity to learn about different cultures, ideas, and innovations through literature while also contributing to a more sustainable planet by promoting eco-friendly publishing practices.

December Awareness Days

World AIDS Day

Respect my HIV placards
Photo by Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona on Unsplash

December 1 (Global)

World AIDS Day, one of the recognized national health observances, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic. It raises awareness for supporting people living with HIV / aids and commemorating those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.

Read more: World AIDS Day.
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International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3 (Global)

This international event is aimed at promoting the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities and raising awareness about the challenges they face in their daily lives.

Read more: International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
Related: Official Website.

International Volunteer Day

December 5 (Global)

International Volunteer Day celebrates the efforts of millions of volunteers worldwide who dedicate their time and skills to help others and contribute to a better future for all.

Related: Official Website | Volunteering Facts.

International Migrants Day

December 18 (Global)

International Migrants Day is observed to recognize the contributions and challenges faced by millions of migrants around the world. This day encourages countries to protect the rights of migrants and appreciate the positive impact they have on our societies, economies, and cultural diversity.

Related: Official Website.

International Civil Aviation Day

December 7 (Global)

This day raises awareness about the importance of international civil aviation cooperation, ensuring the safe and orderly growth of the aviation sector and its contribution to global socioeconomic development.

Related: Official Website.

Human Rights Day

December 10 (Global)

Human Rights Day commemorates the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, passing resolution 423 (V), inviting all States and interested organizations to promote and celebrate the fundamental rights and freedoms essential to all human beings.

Read more: Human Rights Day.
Related: Official Website.

World Soil Day

World Soil Day
Photo by Roman Synkevych on Unsplash

December 5 (Global)

World Soil Day aims to raise awareness about the importance of healthy soil, sustainable land management practices, and the critical role of soil in the global ecosystem.

Related: Official Website | Soil Health and Climate Change.

December Awareness Weeks

National Handwashing Awareness Week

First full week of December (USA)

This awareness week aims to prevent the spread of infections and illnesses by promoting the importance of hand hygiene and encouraging people to follow proper handwashing techniques.

Related: Zero-waste hand soaps.

Computer Science Education Week

December 6 - 12 (Global)

Computer Science Education Week is dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of computer science education and inspiring students to learn coding and computer science skills.

Related: Official Website.

All awareness months, days, and observances by month:

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