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Centuries: 20th century - 21st century - 22nd century

Decades: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s - 2000s - 2010s 2020s 2030s 2040s 2050s

Years: 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009

The International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World (2001-2010)
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In keeping with naming decades (cf. 1990s "the Nineties", 1980s "the Eighties", etc.), the decade of the 2000s lacks an accepted name, so far; it is named "the Noughties" by some (referring to the nought, or zero, as the decade indicator, but the word-play on "naughty" is intentional). In keeping with the practice of the nineteenth century, it could also be called "the Aughts" or "Oughts;" it could also be referred to using the term 'nil' as the "nillies".

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see also 2000s music groups, List of rock and roll albums in the 2000s

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