UN International years
 

1959/60

World Refugee Year

1965

International Cooperation Year

1967

International Tourism Year

1968

International Year for Human Rights

1970

International Education Year

1971

International Year for Action to Combat Racism & Racial Discrimination

1974

World Population Year

1975

International Women's Year

1978

International Anti-Apartheid Year

1979

International Year of the Child

1981

International Year of Disabled Persons

1982

International Year of Mobilization for Sanctions Against South Africa

1983

World Communications Year

1985

International Youth Year

1986

International Year of Peace

1987

International Year of Shelter for the Homeless

1990

International Literacy Year

1992

International Space Year (endorsed, not declared)

1993

International Year for World's Indigenous People

1994

International Year of the Family
International Year of Sport & Olympic Ideal

1995

United Nations Year for Tolerance

1996

International Year for the Eradication of Poverty

1998

International Year of the Ocean

1999

International Year of Older Persons
Centennial of the First International Peace Conference

2000

International Year for the Culture of Peace
International Year of Thanksgiving

2001

International Year of Volunteers
United Nations Year of Dialogue among Civilizations

International Year of Mobilization against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance

2002

International Year of Mountains
International Year of Culture Heritage
International Year of Ecotourism (http://www.world-tourism.org/index.htm or http://www.uneptie.org/pc/tourism/ecotourism/iye.htm)

2003

International Year of Freshwater

2004

International Year to Commemorate the Struggle against Slavery and Its Abolition
International Year of Rice

2005

International Year of Microcredit
International Year for Sport and Physical Education

2006

International Year of Deserts and Desertification

2008

International Year of the Potato
International Year of Planet Earth
International Year of Sanitation
International Year of Languages

2009

International Year of Reconciliation
International Year of Natural Fibres  http://www.naturalfibres2009.org/en/index.html
International Year of Human Rights Learning
International Year of Astronomy http://www.astronomy2009.org/
International Year of the Gorilla http://www.yog2009.org/

2010

International Year of Biodiversity

2011

International Year of Forests http://www.un.org/esa/forests/2011/2011.html