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Upcoming Events

1 October 2015 - 1 October 2015

Global

International Day of Older Persons

Older persons are playing an increasingly significant role in society as they grow in number and as healthcare improves in some parts of the world. However, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in 2014, “Discrimination and social exclusion persists” for older persons and “we must overcome this bias in order to ensure a socially and economically active, secure and healthy ageing population."

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11 October 2015 - 11 October 2015

Global

International Day of the Girl Child

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

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17 October 2015 - 17 October 2015

Global

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.

With its partners, UNFPA focuses on the significant number of poor people, especially women and youth, who continue to lack access to education and health care, including reproductive health information and services. This keeps them trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty running from one generation to the next.

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25 November 2015 - 25 November 2015

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International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

The UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. This observance raises awareness of the continuing toll of gender-based violence and calls for action to end these human rights violations.

Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. Globally, it is estimated that one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.

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1 December 2015 - 1 December 2015

Global

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed on 1 December every year. It aims to increase awareness of the disease, fight the stigma associated with it, improve HIV education, and mobilize resources for the global response to the epidemic.

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10 December 2015 - 10 December 2015

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Human Rights Day

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as the common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations.

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