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You can call it as the 2000s decade, 00s decade or the first decade of the 21st century (I prefer this last one as it bears the least confusion).
This article is about the first decade of the 21st century. For the century or millennium starting in 2001, see 21st century or 3rd millennium respectively.
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The 2000s is the current decade, spanning from 2000 to 2009. The decade has been dominated by several wide-ranging topics, including international trade, concerns over energy supplies and global warming, the explosion in telecommunications, a growing concern with international terrorism and war, and an escalation of the social issues of the 1990s.
Names of the decade
In contrast to the decades from 1920 to 1999, which are called "the Twenties", "the Sixties", and the like, the 2000s have no universally-accepted name. Some people refer to the decade simply as the "two thousands" while others may refer to it as the "twenty hundreds"; this can be written as "the 2000s" or "the '00s". But simply saying "the 2000s" can cause confusion, since this could refer to the entire 21st century, or even the entire millennium. The most common format (in the English language) in referring to the individual years is to read out the full name; i.e. 2008 as "two thousand (and) eight". Less commonly, but occasionally in the media, a shorter version such as "twenty-oh-seven" is used.
Determining a name for the decade has been problematic, especially in the United States. The term "Noughties" has been suggested by the BBC, but this term has not gained general currency, especially outside the United Kingdom although it is popular in Australia.
Other proposed names include:
aughts, aughties, the Twenty-O's, and double-aughts, from 'aught', which, like "naught" means "zero" (aughts was one of the more popular terms in the early 20th century)
nils and nillies, from "nil", meaning "nothing"
2Ks, from the Greek term khilioi, meaning "thousand"
ōzies, from the practice of calling the number zero 'O'
zeroes, double zeroes, ohs, double ohs, and oh-ohs
The United Nations General Assembly declared the decade of 2000–2009 as the "International Decade for a Culture of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World."Source(s): Wikipedia