The events in this calendar are celebrations, awareness days and action weeks all covering topical issues relevant to schools. Each of the events includes details of websites and support materials to help plan activities for learners.
As well as accessing the resources online, you can also download the Global Citizenship Calendar as a PDF, with links to resources for each event.
Hiroshima Day commemorates the day in 1945 when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, destroying the city and killing many thousands of its inhabitants.
International Youth Day (IYD) was established by the United Nations in 2000 as a means of raising awareness of issues affecting young people around the world.
World Humanitarian Day, established by the United Nations in 2008, honours the aid workers who risk their lives to help others during times of disater.
Eid-ul-Fitr is the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan, the Islamic holy month of fasting. In 2013, it falls on 8 August in the UK.
The night of 22-23 August 1791 saw the beginning of the uprising in Santo Domingo (in today's Dominican Republic) that would play a crucial role in the abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.
From 1-6 September 2013, World Water Week will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, under the overarching theme, 'Water Cooperation - Bridging Divides'.
The annual commemoration of the International Day of the Disappeared on 30 August aims to draw attention to those people who have been imprisoned without their friends or relatives knowing where or why.