The United Nations has established a list of Days and Weeks that “help focus the world on the issues in which the UN has an interest and commitment.”  World Water Day this week is just one example.

These days provide opportunities for teachers to highlight the importance of local and international issues and action, and the U.N. offers a lot of excellent learning resources that can be used in the classroom and online.

Here’s a list of all the Days and Weeks the United Nations highlights during the year. This list also contains links to many related resources.

I’ll be using it as a source for new “The Best…” lists during the year.