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Most Livable Countries, 2013

The World's Best Cities 2015
Most Widely Spoken Languages in the world
Largest & Smallest countries in the world
World's 10 Most Populous Countries: 2016
Highest Population Density
Lowest Population Density
Highest GDP Per Capita
Lowest GDP Per Capita
Highest Inflation
Lowest Inflation
Highest Life Expectancy, 2016
Lowest Life Expectancy, 2015
Highest Literacy Rates
Lowest Literacy Rates
Most Powerful Women in the World 2016
World's Most Expensive Cities, 2015
Refugees Countries of Origin
Most Gay-Friendly Countries, 2014
Least Gay-Friendly Countries, 2014
Longest-Serving Living Monarchs
Largest Lakes of the World
Largest Islands of the World
Longest Rivers of the World
The World's Highest Mountains
Largest Earthquakes Since 1900
Highest Waterfalls of the World
Thirstiest Crops
Types of Debris Littering the Oceans, 2014
Top Carbon Dioxide Emitters
The World's Worst Pollution Problems, 2012
Greatest Oil Reserves by Country
World's Tallest Buildings
World's Largest Subway Systems
Longest Bridges in the World
World's Top Tourism Destinations, 2014
World's Busiest Airports for Passengers
World's Busiest Airports for Cargo
Top World Religions
Top Public Intellectuals
World's Worst Dictators, 2006
Most Admired World Leaders
The World's Most Powerful Celebrities, 2014
Highest Earning Dead Celebrities
Wealthiest Fictional Characters
Highest Earning Fictional Characters
Most Expensive Paintings Ever Sold
Top 10 Most Played Songs 2013
Top Selling Musical Artists, 2006
10 Selling Albums, 2014


Latest Human Development Index (HDI) Ranking
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Rank Country Human Development Index (HDI)
Life expectancy at birth (years)

1 Norway 0.953 82.3
2 Switzerland 0.944 83.5
3 Australia 0.939 83.1
4 Ireland 0.938 81.6
5 Germany 0.936 81.2
6 Iceland 0.935 82.9
7 Hong Kong, China (SAR) 0.933 84.1
7 Sweden 0.933 82.6
9 Singapore 0.932 83.2
10 Netherlands 0.931 82.0



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4 January
World Braille Day (A/RES/73/161)

24 January
International Day of Education (A/RES/73/25)

27 January
International Day of Commemoration in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust (A/RES/60/7)

4 February
World Cancer Day

6 February
International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (A/RES/67/146)

10 February
World Pulses Day (A/RES/73/251)

11 February
International Day of Women and Girls in Science (A/RES/70/212)

13 February
World Radio Day (A/RES/67/124)

20 February
World Day of Social Justice (A/RES/62/10)

21 February
International Mother Language Day (A/RES/56/262)

1 March
Zero Discrimination Day [UNAIDS]

3 March
World Wildlife Day (A/RES/68/205)

8 March
International Women's Day

20 March
International Day of Happiness (A/RES/66/281)

20 March
French Language Day (French)

21 March
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (A/RES/2142 (XXI))

21 March
World Poetry Day (UNESCO 30 C/Resolution 29)

21 March
International Day of Nowruz (A/RES/64/253)

21 March
World Down Syndrome Day (A/RES/66/149)

21 March
International Day of Forests (A/RES/67/200)

22 March
World Water Day (A/RES/47/193)

23 March
World Meteorological Day [WMO] (WMO/EC-XII/Res.6)

24 March
World Tuberculosis Day [WHO]

24 March
International Day for the Right to the Truth concerning Gross Human Rights Violations and for the Dignity of Victims (A/RES/65/196)

25 March
International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade (A/RES/62/122)

25 March
International Day of Solidarity with Detained and Missing Staff Members

2 April
World Autism Awareness Day (A/RES/62/139)

4 April
International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action (A/RES/60/97)

6 April
International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (A/RES/67/296)

7 April
International Day of Reflection on the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda (A/72/49 (Vol. III) p.186 and A/RES/58/234)

7 April
World Health Day [WHO] (WHA/A.2/Res.35)

12 April
International Day of Human Space Flight (A/RES/65/271)

20 April
Chinese Language Day (Chinese)

21 April
World Creativity and Innovation Day (A/RES/71/284)

22 April
International Mother Earth Day (A/RES/63/278)

23 April
World Book and Copyright Day (UNESCO 28 C/Resolution 3.18)

23 April
English Language Day

23 April
Spanish Language Day (Spanish)

24 April
International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace (A/RES/73/127)

25 April (starting in 2020)
International Delegate’s Day (A/RES/73/286)

25 April
World Malaria Day [WHO]

25 April
International Girls in ICT Day [ITU]

26 April
International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day (A/RES/71/125)

26 April
World Intellectual Property Day [WIPO]

28 April
World Day for Safety and Health at Work

30 April
International Jazz Day (UNESCO 36 C/Resolution 39)

2 May
World Tuna Day (A/RES/71/124)

3 May
World Press Freedom Day (UNESCO 26 C/Resolution 4.3)

8-9 May
Time of Remembrance and Reconciliation for Those Who Lost Their Lives During the Second World War (A/RES/59/26)

11 May (second Saturday of May)
World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]

15 May
International Day of Families (A/RES/47/237)

16 May
International Day of Living Together in Peace (A/RES/72/130)

16 May
International Day of Light [UNESCO] (UNESCO 39 C/Resolution 16)

17 May
World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (A/RES/60/252; ITU Resolution 68/2006)

17 May
"Vesak", the Day of the Full Moon (A/RES/54/115)

20 May
World Bee Day (A/RES/72/211)

21 May
World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development (A/RES/57/249)

22 May
International Day for Biological Diversity (A/RES/55/201)

23 May
International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (A/RES/67/147)

29 May
International Day of UN Peacekeepers (A/RES/57/129)

31 May
World No-Tobacco Day [WHO] (WHA Resolution 42.19)

1 June
Global Day of Parents (A/RES/66/292)

3 June
World Bicycle Day (A/RES/72/272)

4 June
International Day of Innocent Children Victims of Aggression (A/RES/ES-7/8)

5 June
World Environment Day (A/RES/2994 (XXVII))

5 June
International Day for the Fight against Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated Fishing (A/RES/72/72)

6 June
Russian Language Day (Russian)

7 June
World Food Safety Day (A/RES/73/250)

8 June
World Oceans Day (A/RES/63/111)

12 June
World Day Against Child Labour

13 June
International Albinism Awareness Day (A/RES/69/170)

14 June
World Blood Donor Day [WHO] (WHA Resolution 58.13)

15 June
World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (A/RES/66/127)

16 June
International Day of Family Remittances (A/RES/72/281; GC 38/Resolution 189)

17 June
World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought (A/RES/49/115)

18 June
Sustainable Gastronomy Day (A/RES/71/246)

19 June
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict (A/RES/69/293)

20 June
World Refugee Day (A/RES/55/76)

21 June
International Day of Yoga (A/RES/69/131)

23 June
United Nations Public Service Day (A/RES/57/277)

23 June
International Widows' Day (A/RES/65/189)

25 June
Day of the Seafarer [IMO] (STCW/CONF.2/DC.4)

26 June
International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking (A/RES/42/112)

26 June
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (A/RES/52/149)

27 June
Micro-, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day (A/RES/71/279)

29 June
International Day of the Tropics (A/RES/70/267)

30 June
International Asteroid Day (A/RES/71/90)

30 June
International Day of Parliamentarism (A/RES/72/278)

6 July (first Saturday in July)
International Day of Cooperatives (A/RES/47/90)

11 July
World Population Day (UNDP decision 89/46 15, A/RES/45/216)

15 July
World Youth Skills Day (A/RES/69/145)

18 July
Nelson Mandela International Day (A/RES/64/13)

28 July
World Hepatitis Day [WHO]

30 July
International Day of Friendship (A/RES/65/275)

30 July
World Day against Trafficking in Persons (A/RES/68/192)

9 August
International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples (A/RES/49/214)

12 August
International Youth Day (A/RES/54/120)

19 August
World Humanitarian Day (A/RES/63/139)

21 August
International Day of Remembrance and Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism (A/RES/72/165)

23 August
International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and Its Abolition [UNESCO] (29 C/Resolution 40)

29 August
International Day against Nuclear Tests (A/RES/64/35)

30 August
International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances (A/RES/65/209)

5 September
International Day of Charity (A/RES/67/105)

8 September
International Literacy Day (UNESCO 14 C/Resolution 1.441)

10 September
World Suicide Prevention Day [WHO]

12 September
United Nations Day for South-South Cooperation (A/RES/58/220)

15 September
International Day of Democracy (A/RES/62/7)

16 September
International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (A/RES/49/114)

21 September
International Day of Peace (A/RES/36/67) (A/RES/55/282)

23 September
International Day of Sign Languages (A/RES/72/161)

26 September
International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons (A/RES/68/32)

26 September (last Thursday of September)
World Maritime Day (IMCO/C XXXVIII/21)

28 September
International Day for Universal Access to Information [UNESCO] (38 C/70)

27 September
World Tourism Day

28 September
World Rabies Day [WHO]

30 September
International Translation Day (A/RES/71/288)

1 October
International Day of Older Persons (A/RES/45/106)

2 October
International Day of Non-Violence (A/RES/61/271)

5 October
World Teachers’ Day [UNESCO] (27 C/INF.7)

7 October (first Monday in October)
World Habitat Day (A/RES/40/202 A)

9 October
World Post Day (UPU/1969/Res.C.11)

10 October
World Mental Health Day [WHO]

11 October
International Day of the Girl Child (A/RES/66/170)

12 October (second Saturday of October)
World Migratory Bird Day [UNEP]

13 October
International Day for Disaster Reduction (A/RES/64/200)

15 October
International Day of Rural Women (A/RES/62/136)

16 October
World Food Day [FAO] (A/RES/35/70)

17 October
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (A/RES/47/196)

20 October (every five years, beginning in 2010)
World Statistics Day (A/RES/69/282)

24 October
United Nations Day (A/RES/168 (II); A/RES/2782 (XXVI))

24 October
World Development Information Day (A/RES/3038 (XXVII))

27 October
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (UNESCO 33/C/Resolution 53)

31 October
World Cities Day (A/RES/68/239)

2 November
International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists (A/RES/68/163)

5 November
World Tsunami Awareness Day (A/RES/70/203)

6 November
International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict (A/RES/56/4)

10 November
World Science Day for Peace and Development (UNESCO 31 C/Resolution 20)

14 November
World Diabetes Day (A/RES/61/225)

16 November
International Day for Tolerance (UNESCO 28 C/Resolution 5.61; A/RES/51/95)

17 November (third Sunday in November)
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (A/RES/60/5)

19 November
World Toilet Day (A/RES/67/291)

20 November
Africa Industrialization Day (A/RES/44/237)

20 November
Universal Children’s Day (A/RES/836(IX))

21 November
World Television Day (A/RES/51/205)

21 November (third Thursday in November)
World Philosophy Day (UNESCO 33 C/Resolution 37)

25 November
International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (A/RES/54/134)

29 November
International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People (A/RES/32/40B)

30 November
Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare (OPCW C-20/DEC.10)

1 December
World AIDS Day

2 December
International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (A/RES/317(IV))

3 December
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (A/RES/47/3)

5 December
International Volunteer Day for Economic and Social Development (A/RES/40/212)

5 December
World Soil Day (A/RES/68/232)

7 December
International Civil Aviation Day (A/RES/51/33)

9 December
International Day of Commemoration and Dignity of the Victims of the Crime of Genocide and of the Prevention of this Crime (A/RES/69/323)

9 December
International Anti-Corruption Day (A/RES/58/4)

10 December
Human Rights Day (A/RES/423 (V))

11 December
International Mountain Day (A/RES/57/245)

12 December
International Day of Neutrality (A/RES/71/275)

12 December
International Universal Health Coverage Day (A/RES/72/138)

18 December
International Migrants Day (A/RES/55/93)

18 December
Arabic Language Day (Arabic)

20 December
International Human Solidarity Day (A/RES/60/209)

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