2022 (MMXXII) in the Gregorian calendar is a normal year that begins and ends on a Saturday.
The United Nations has declared 2022 as:
The year for traditional fishing and aquaculture
The International Glass Year
The International Year of Basic Research in Sustainable Development
The International Year for Sustainable Mountain Areas Like 2020 and 2021, the year 2022 was marked by the coronavirus pandemic, but with relief related to both testing, travel restrictions and infection control measures. The year is also marked by Russia's invasion of Ukraine, which began on 24 February. Russia describes the attack as a "military special operation", and Russian President Vladimir Putin said in a speech on the night of February 24 that the aim of the attack was to "demilitarize" and "de-Nazify" Ukraine, not to occupy the country. The invasion was met with condemnation and criticism from a number of countries, and several countries have imposed extensive economic sanctions on Russia. football 2022, WC in athletics 2022, WC in snooker 2022, WC in road cycling 2022, WC in ice hockey for men 2022 and Chess Olympics 2022.
January 1 - The Free Trade Agreement Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership enters into force between 15 countries in the Asia-Pacific region.
January 2 - Abdallah Hamdok resigns as Prime Minister of Sudan.
January 4 -
In Kazakhstan, demonstrations against high gas prices ended in riots, and Almaty town hall was stormed. The president introduced a national state of emergency, and Prime Minister Askar Mamin resigned. A Russian-led force from the Collective Security Pact then arrived in the country.
China, France, Russia, Britain and the United States sign a joint statement stating that "a nuclear war can never be won and must never be fought".
January 5 - Cyclone Batsirai hits Madagascar, Mauritius and Reunion, killing 123 people.
January 6 - First round of Costa Rica presidential election.
F-35 aircraft at Evenes Airport took over as Norwegian QRA force after F-16 in Bodø.
January 7 - A breakthrough was made in xenotransplantation when David Bennett underwent surgery on a heart from a genetically modified pig. However, he died two months later, on March 8, 2022.
January 8 - The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 worldwide exceeds 400 million.
January 9 - 17 people are killed in an extensive fire in a block of flats in the Bronx, New York.
January 10 - Mark Rutte is installed as Dutch Prime Minister for the fourth time, almost ten months after the 2021 election.
January 14 - Margrethe II of Denmark has been queen of Denmark for 50 years.
January 15 - The Hunga Tonga-Hunga Ha'apai volcano on an uninhabited island 65 km north of the main island of Tongatapu on Tonga had a powerful volcanic eruption that could be heard as far away as Alaska, and the pressure wave from the volcanic eruption moved around the earth several times.
January 16 - Tennis player Novak Djokovic was denied a visa to Australia and could not participate in the Australian Open.
January 18 -
Microsoft announced it would buy Activision Blizzard for $ 68.7 billion.
The asteroid 1994 PC1 passed Earth.
January 19 - Barbados parliamentary elections, and the Barbados Labor Party wins all 30 seats.
January 21 - Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway turns 18 and comes of age
January 20 - Austria adopts a vaccination law against COVID-19.
January 23 -
Tropical storm Ana hit Madagascar, Malawi and Mozambique, killing 115 people.
Burkina Faso coup, President Roch Kaboré was ousted by the military
January 24 - The presidential election in Italy begins, and after eight rounds of elections over eight days, Sergio Mattarella was re-elected president on January 29.
January 28 - Covid-19 pandemic: the number of vaccines worldwide exceeds 10 billion.
January 29 - Storm Malik hits several countries in Northern Europe, b