Every day is an opportunity to do something meaningful. Since Google Registry first launched the .day top level domain last year, we’ve seen people use .day in so many interesting ways, like encouraging daily habits, helping others meditate and sleep and expressing gratitude. Now, we’re using this day to announce our collaboration with United Nations organizations. We want to bring attention to days dedicated to some of the world’s most important problems.
These .day websites address critical problems facing the world and how you can help. Here are the organizations taking part, and how they’re using .day to spread awareness.
UNAIDS is leading the global effort to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
AIDS.day: On December 1, the world commemorates World AIDS Day. AIDS.day shows how people around the world unite to support people living with HIV, to remember those who have died from AIDS-related illnesses and to call for increased efforts to end the AIDS epidemic.
ZeroDiscrimination.day: Zero Discrimination Day is celebrated on March 1 and is an opportunity to celebrate everyone’s right to live a full and productive life with dignity — no matter what they look like, where they come from or whom they love.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, protects people forced to flee their homes because of conflict and persecution. It works in over 130 countries, protecting millions of people by responding with life-saving support, safeguarding fundamental human rights and helping them build a better future.
Refugee.day: World Refugee Day, June 20, is an international day to honor refugees around the world and celebrate the strength and courage of people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict or persecution.
UNICEF, the United Nations Children’s Fund, works in over 190 countries and territories to save children’s lives, to defend their rights, and to help them fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence.
Childrens.day: On November 20, World Children’s Day is UNICEF’s annual day of action for children, by children.
Parents.day: June 1 marks the United Nations Global Day of Parents. Parents.day is dedicated to raising awareness about the support parents and caregivers need to give their children the best start in life.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies.
Humanitarian.day: This website explains how World Humanitarian Day, August 19, brings together partners from across the humanitarian system to advocate for the survival, well-being and dignity of people affected by crises, and for the safety and security of aid workers.
UN Women is the United Nations entity dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women. A global champion for women and girls, UN Women was established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide.
Womens.day: March 8 marks International Women’s Day, an opportunity to celebrate women and girls, raise awareness about persisting gender inequalities and fight for women’s rights around the world. This year’s theme draws attention to the digital gender gap and highlights the need for inclusive technology and digital education.
EndViolenceAgainstWomen.day: November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, is a day to raise awareness and take action to end violence against women and girls. It also kicks off the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the United Nations agency that connects nations, people and partners to promote health, keep the world safe and serve the vulnerable. WHO strives to give everyone, everywhere an equal chance at a safe and healthy life.
TB.day: On March 24, WHO commemorates World Tuberculosis (TB) Day to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB on millions of people worldwide.
Health.day: April 7 is World Health Day and marks the anniversary of the founding of WHO in 1948. In 2023, Health.day celebrates 75 years of protecting and improving health for the world’s people.
Malaria.day: April 25 is World Malaria Day. Millions of people are infected with malaria every year and more than half a million of them die of this mosquito-borne disease. This site highlights the need for sustained investment in prevention and control.
NoTobacco.day: World No Tobacco Day takes place on May 31. NoTobacco.day draws attention to the tobacco epidemic that kills more than 8 million people each year.
FoodSafety.day: World Food Safety Day on June 7 mobilizes action to prevent, detect and manage foodborne risks to health. Visit this site to see how everybody has a role to play from farm to table to ensure the food we consume is safe.
BloodDonor.day: World Blood Donor Day is on June 14, and it raises awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products. On BloodDonor.day, we thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
Hepatitis.day: More than 300 million people live with hepatitis infection. On July 28, World Hepatitis Day, visit this site to find out more about what we can all do to prevent and respond to the different strains of this virus that causes liver disease.
HealthCoverage.day: Universal Health Coverage Day takes place on December 12. Visit this site to join the call for leaders to invest in health and commit to “Health for All.”