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2024 (MMXXIV) is the current year, and is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, the 2024th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 24th year of the , the 24th year of the , and the 5th year of the decade.

So far, this year has witnessed the continuation of major armed conflicts, including the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the Myanmar civil war, the war in Sudan, and the Islamist insurgency in the Sahel. The continuance of the Israel–Hamas war has further caused spillover into numerous countries, including a Red Sea crisis impacting global shipping.

Approximately 76 countries, representing around four billion people, are expected to conduct national elections throughout the course of the year,[1][2][3][4] including eight out of ten of the world's most populous countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, Pakistan, Russia, India, Mexico, Indonesia, and the United States),[1] and the United Kingdom.[5][6] The European Parliament will also hold elections.[7]



  • January 1
    • Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates become BRICS members.[8]
    • The Republic of Artsakh is formally dissolved as Nagorno-Karabakh unifies with Azerbaijan.[9]
    • A 7.5 Mww earthquake strikes the western coast of Japan, killing at least 20 people and injuring 79 others.[10]
    • Ethiopia announces an agreement with Somaliland to use the port of Berbera. Ethiopia also says that it will eventually recognize Somaliland's independence, becoming the first country to do so.[11]
    • Taiwan Railways Administration is set to be incorporated.[12]
  • January 2
    • South Korean politician Lee Jae-myung is stabbed in the neck during a visit to Busan.[13]
    • The 33rd Seoul Music Awards held in Bangkok, Thailand
    • 2023 Marshallese general election: The Legislature of the Marshall Islands elects Hilda Heine as President for a second non-consecutive term, during its first session following the general election.[14]
    • A Japan Coast Guard aircraft carrying humanitarian aid collides with a Japan Airlines passenger jet, destroying both aircraft. All 379 people aboard the passenger jet are evacuated safely, but five people on the coast guard aircraft are killed.[15]
  • January 3Kerman bombings: An Islamic State double bombing kills 89 people during a memorial event commemorating the assassination of Qasem Soleimani in Kerman, Iran.[16][17]
  • January 6 – The 38th Golden Disc Awards held in Jakarta, Indonesia
  • January 72024 Bangladeshi general election[18][19]
  • January 82024 conflict in Ecuador: Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa declares a state of emergency following the escape of Los Choneros drug cartel leader José Adolfo Macías Villamar from prison. The military will be deployed onto the streets and into prisons, while setting a national nighttime curfew.[20]
  • January 11
    • Riots break out throughout Papua New Guinea after an alleged rounding error causes pay cuts in police officers and soldiers.[21]
    • Operation Prosperity Guardian: A U.S.-led coalition launches air strikes at Houthi militant locations in Yemen, marking a retaliation to the Houthi’s attacks on ships in the Red Sea.[22]
  • January 12February 10 - The 2023 AFC Asian Cup which will held in Qatar: Qatar won the 2nd title.
  • January 13February 112023 Africa Cup of Nations in Ivory Coast, with Ivory Coast winning their third championship.
  • January 132024 Taiwanese presidential election: Lai Ching-te of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party wins with 40% of the vote.[23]
  • January 14
    • Margrethe II formally abdicates as Queen of Denmark on the 52nd anniversary of her accession, with her eldest son Frederik succeeding her as King Frederik X.[24]
    • Bernardo Arévalo is inaugurated as President of Guatemala.[25]
    • 2024 Comorian presidential election: Amid an opposition boycott, incumbent president Azali Assoumani wins re-election with 62.9% of the vote and only 16.3% voter turnout.[26][27]Template:Importance inline
  • January 19February 22024 Winter Youth Olympics in Gangwon, South Korea.
  • January 19 – Japan becomes the fifth country to achieve a soft landing on the Moon, with its SLIM mission.[28]
  • January 22Joseph Boakai will be inaugurated as President of Liberia
  • January 242024 Korochansky Il-76 crash: A Russian Ilyushin Il-76 military transport plane carrying – according to Russia – 65 Ukrainian prisoners of war, six crew members and three guards – crashes in Russia's Korochansky District, near the Ukrainian border, killing everybody on board.[29]
  • January 26
    • Israel–Hamas war: The UN's International Court of Justice rules that Israel must take all measures to prevent genocidal acts in Gaza, but stops short of ordering an immediate halt to operations.[30]
    • 2024 Tuvaluan general election: Kausea Natano, the incumbent Prime Minister of Tuvalu, loses reelection to Parliament.[31]
  • January 28 – The first round of the 2024 Finnish presidential election is held.[32]
  • January 31Sultan of Johor Ibrahim Iskandar ascends to the throne as the 17th Yang di-Pertuan Agong of Malaysia.[33]


  • February 4
    • President of Namibia Hage Geingob dies at the age of 82, and is succeeded by his vice-president Nangolo Mbumba.[34][35]
    • 2024 Salvadoran general election: It is projected that incumbent president Nayib Bukele won the election with over 80% of the vote, becoming the first president to be reelected in El Salvador since 1944.[36][37]
  • February 6 – Former President of Chile Sebastián Piñera dies in a helicopter crash at the age of 74.[38]
  • February 72024 Azerbaijani presidential election: Amid an opposition boycott, President Ilham Aliyev is reelected to a fifth term.[39]
  • February 82024 Pakistani general election: Independent politicians, most of whom are members of the banned political party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, win a plurality of seats in the National Assembly.[40]
  • February 112024 Finnish presidential election: In the closest presidential election in Finnish history, Alexander Stubb is elected president in the second round.[41]
  • February 142024 Indonesian general election: Official quick counts by government tabulators establish former military officer Prabowo Subianto as the winner of the presidential election pending final results that will be released in March.[42]
  • February 22 – American company Intuitive Machines' Nova-C lander becomes the first commercial vehicle to land on the Moon.[43]
  • February 25 – The 2024 Belarusian parliamentary election is held.[44]
  • February 282024 Haitian jailbreak: A state of emergency is declared by the Haitian government after gangs storm two prisons and demand the resignation of Prime Minister Ariel Henry.[45]
  • February 29Israel–Hamas war: Soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces open fire on a crowd of civilians in Gaza City, killing more than a hundred people, as the Palestinian casualties of the war exceed 30,000.[46]


  • March 12024 Iranian legislative election.
  • March 7
    • Sweden officially joins NATO, becoming its 32nd member.[47][48]
    • 287 students are abducted by gunmen from a government-owned school in Kaduna State, Nigeria.[49]
  • March 8232023 African Games in Accra, Ghana
  • March 102024 Portuguese legislative election: The ruling Socialist Party loses their plurality to the PSD while the right-wing Chega party quadruples their seat count.[50]
  • March 11 – Haitian acting Prime Minister and President Ariel Henry announces his pending resignation from both offices amid an ongoing crisis marked by gang warfare in the country.[51]
  • March 13 – The Artificial Intelligence Act, the world's first comprehensive legal and regulatory framework for artificial intelligence, is passed by the European Union.[52]
  • March 15172024 Russian presidential election: Incumbent Vladimir Putin is re-elected for a fifth term.[53]
  • March 22 – At least 40 people are killed in a bombing and mass shooting at the Crocus City Hall in Krasnogorsk, Russia.[54]
  • March 24
    • the United States defeat Mexico 2–0 in the final held at AT&T Stadium in Dallas, Texas, United States, to win their third CONCACAF Nations League championship.
    • 2024 Senegalese presidential election: Bassirou Diomaye Faye is elected president after his party and its former candidate Ousmane Sonko were disqualified.[55]
  • March 25
    • The UN Security Council passes a resolution calling for an "immediate ceasefire" in Gaza and demanding the immediate and unconditional release of all hostages.[56]
    • March 2024 lunar eclipse.
  • March 26 – A container ship collides with the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, causing a total collapse of the bridge and the deaths of six people.[57]Template:Importance inline
  • March 31
    • Bulgaria and Romania are to become members of the Schengen Area through sea and air routes.[58]
    • 2024 Turkish local elections.


  • April 3 – A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 7.4 strikes off the eastern coast of Taiwan, with small tsunamis reaching heights of 20–30 cm (7.9–11.8 in) hitting Okinawa Prefecture, Japan.[59]
  • April 5 – Ecuadorian police raid the Mexican embassy in Quito in order to arrest former vice-president Jorge Glas who had been granted political asylum by Mexico. This action violated the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, and the Mexican and Nicaraguan governments break off diplomatic relations with Ecuador.[60]
  • April 6Peter Pellegrini is elected President of Slovakia in the second round of the 2024 Slovak presidential election.[61]
  • April 8A total solar eclipse will be visible in Mexico, the United States, and Canada.[62]
  • April 9 – After Leo Varadkar handed in his resignation, Fine Gael leader Simon Harris becomes Ireland's youngest Taoiseach after a Dáil vote of 88–69 and being appointed by President Michael D. Higgins.[63]
  • April 102024 South Korean legislative election: The Democratic Party and Democratic Alliance wins 176 seats, while the People Power and People Future, to which President Yoon Suk Yeol belongs, wins only 108 seats.[64]
  • April 13
    • Iran launches retaliatory strikes against Israel after an Israeli bombing of the Iranian embassy in Damascus earlier in the month.[65]
    • 2024 Bondi Junction stabbings: Six died and another 11 were injured after a mass stabbing incident occured in Sydney, Australia. [66]
  • April 162024 Persian Gulf floods: At least 32 people are killed when heavy rainfall strikes the Middle East, causing flash flooding. This caused many disruptions for Emirates airline at Dubai International Airport.[67]
  • April 17
    • 2024 Solomon Islands general election: Incumbent Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare's OUR Party wins a plurality of seats.[68]
    • 2024 Croatian parliamentary election: Incumbent Prime Minister Andrej Plenković's Croatian Democratic Union coalition wins a plurality of seats.[69]
  • April 18– The reward for mining Bitcoin transactions is projected to be halved on this date.[70]
  • April 19 – Israel conducts airstrikes against Iran, in response to Iran's missile and drone attack on Israel earlier on April 13.[71]
  • April 19June 12024 Indian general election.
  • April 212024 Maldivian parliamentary election.
  • April 24 - 2024 North Macedonian presidential election.
  • April 25 – Following the resignation of Haiti's acting President and Prime Minister Ariel Henry, a Transitional Presidential Council takes power as the new head of state of Haiti.[72]
  • April 29
    • Floods in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul cause dozens of deaths and leave thousands homeless.[73]
    • 50 people are killed, and 84 reported missing, when a railway embankment fails near Mai Mahiu, Kenya, adding to the devastation caused by wider floods in Kenya and Tanzania which have caused the deaths of 488 people and the displacement of 503,000.[74]
  • April 30 – The G7 countries agree to phase out unabated coal power by 2030–2035.[75]


  • May 5José Raúl Mulino is elected president in the 2024 Panamanian general election.[76]
  • May 62024 Chadian presidential election: Mahamat Déby wins election to a full term as president, succeeding his father Idriss Déby.[77]
  • May 711 – The Eurovision Song Contest 2024 is held in Malmö, Sweden.[78] Swiss contestant Nemo wins with the song "The Code".[79]
  • May 8 – In North Macedonian elections, the eurosceptic party VMRO-DPMNE wins in a landslide in the parliamentary elections, while its presidential candidate Gordana Siljanovska-Davkova is elected as the first female president of the country in the second round of the presidential election.[80][81]
  • May 10
    • The United Nations General Assembly passes a resolution to grant the State of Palestine the right to be seated among member states in alphabetical order. This will go into effect at the next session of the UN General Assembly on 10 September 2024.[82]
    • A series of solar storms and intense solar flares impact the Earth, creating aurorae at more southerly and northerly latitudes than usual.[83]
  • May 122024 Lithuanian presidential election.[66]
  • May 15
    • Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore since 2004, is succeeded by former Deputy Prime Minister Lawrence Wong as prime minister, ahead of the next general election to be held by 2025.[84]
    • Prime Minister of Slovakia Robert Fico is shot and hospitalized while meeting with supporters at an event in Handlová.[85]
  • May 19
    • The 2024 Dominican Republic general election is held, with Luis Abinader winning re-election as president.[86]
    • Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian are killed, along with seven other passengers and crew, in a helicopter crash near the Azerbaijan–Iran border.[87]
    • A coup d'état attempt in the Democratic Republic of the Congo reportedly led by Christian Malanga leads to unrest in Kinshasa.[88] Government soldiers quickly intervene, arresting the coup leaders and reportedly restoring calm.[89][90]
  • May 20 – The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court seeks arrest warrants for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar over alleged war crimes.[91]
  • May 22Atalanta win the UEFA Europa League over Bayer Leverkusen by a score of 3–0 in the final, ending Bayer Leverkusen's record of 51 unbeaten games. It is also Atalanta's first major trophy since 1963.
  • May 24
    • The UN's highest court, the ICJ, rules that Israel must halt its military offensive in Rafah, southern Gaza.[92]
    • A major landslide in Papua New Guinea kills over 2,000 people, with many more buried.[93]
  • May 26
    • 2024 Lithuanian presidential election: Incumbent president Gitanas Nausėda wins a landslide victory for a second term in office.[94]
    • Comet Tempel 1 will pass 0.55 AU from Jupiter and may break apart due to gravitational forces.[95]
  • May 29
    • 2024 South African general election: The ANC party fails to win a majority of the vote for the first time in South Africa's democratic history.[96][97]
    • The 2024 Malagasy parliamentary election is held.[98]
    • Olympiacos win their first UEFA Europa Conference League title after defeating Fiorentina by a score of 1–0 in the final, becoming the first Greek team to win a major European club trophy.
  • May 30 – Former United States President Donald Trump is found guilty on 34 counts in his hush money trial, the first time any American president (sitting or former) has been found guilty of a crime.[99][100]


  • June 1
    • The Library of Congress will be permitted to screen the infamous Jerry Lewis comedy The Day the Clown Cried (1972).[101]
    • The 2024 Indian general election, which began on April 19, concludes.[102] In the Lok Sabha, the BJP party loses its outright majority, but its electoral alliance, the National Democratic Alliance, retains its majority.[103]
    • The 2024 Icelandic presidential election is held, with Halla Tómasdóttir elected president of Iceland.[104]
    • Real Madrid win a record 15th Champions League title after defeating Borussia Dortmund 2–0 in the final at Wembley Stadium in London, England
  • June 129 – The 2024 ICC Men's T20 World Cup is co-hosted by the West Indies and the United States.[105]
  • June 2 – The 2024 Mexican general election is held, with Claudia Sheinbaum elected as the first female president of Mexico.[106]
  • June 5Starliner Crewed Flight Test launches atop an Atlas V rocket to the ISS.[107][108]
  • June 69 – The 2024 European Parliament election is held. The EPP, of incumbent Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, retains its status as the largest group in parliament amid gains by the ECR and ID groups.[109][110]
  • June 9
    • 2024 San Marino general election: The Democracy and Freedom alliance, headed by the PDCS, wins a plurality in the Grand and General Council.[111][better source needed]
    • 2024 Belgian federal election: The New Flemish Alliance remains the largest party in the Chamber of Representatives while Open Vld, the party of outgoing Prime Minister Alexander De Croo, loses seats.[112]
  • June 10A plane crash near Chikangawa, Malawi, kills nine people, including Vice President of Malawi Saulos Chilima.[113]
  • June 12 – The United Nations' first inquiry into the October 7 attacks and resulting conflict finds that both Israel and Hamas committed war crimes.[114][115]
  • June 28
    • 2024 Iranian presidential election is held.[116]
    • The 2024 Mongolian parliamentary election is held.[117]
  • June 29 – The 2024 Mauritanian presidential election is held.[118]
  • June 30July 7 – The 2024 French legislative election is held.[119]


Predicted and scheduled events[]

  • October 62024 Brazilian municipal elections, on which citizens capable of voting will vote on mayors and councilors for municipalities on which they can vote.[lower-alpha 1][126]
  • October 92024 Mozambican general election.
  • October 132024 Lithuanian parliamentary election.
  • October 20
    • 2024 Moldovan presidential election.
    • 2024 Moldovan European Union membership referendum
  • October 262024 Georgian parliamentary election.
  • October 27 – The 2024 Uruguayan general election.
  • November 52024 United States elections.
    • 2024 United States gubernatorial elections
    • 2024 United States House of Representatives elections
    • 2024 United States presidential election
    • 2024 United States Senate elections
    • 2024 United States state legislative elections
  • November 1024 – The 2024 WBSC Premier 12 held in Japan and Taiwan.
  • November 122024 Palauan general election.
  • November 132024 Somaliland presidential election.
  • November 272024 Namibian general election.[127][128]
  • November 302024 Mauritian general election
  • December 72024 Ghanaian general election.
  • December 82024 Romanian parliamentary election.
  • December 24 – The 2025 Jubilee will begin on this date.

Date unknown[]

  • March – 2024 North Korean parliamentary election.
  • June - 2024 Sri Lankan presidential election.
  • August – 2024 Rwandan presidential election.
  • September
    • 2024 ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
    • 2024 Romanian local elections are scheduled to take place.
  • October
    • 2024 Botswana general election.[66]
    • 2024 Georgian presidential election.
    • 2024 Romanian presidential election.
  • November
    • Artemis II, the second mission of the Artemis program and first crewed mission beyond low Earth orbit since 1972, is planned to launch.
  • December – 2024 Croatian presidential election.
  • late 2024 – Next Romanian legislative elections are scheduled to take place. Or before 21 March 2025.
  • European Super League
  • Notre-Dame de Paris will re-open to the public after repairs will be completed from its 2019 fire.[129]


Main article: Deaths in 2024


  1. According to Brazilian law, voting is optional for individuals between 16 to 18 years old or more than 70 years old, as well as for individuals with illiteracy. However, it is required for individuals 18 to 70 years old.


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