15 September 2015 - 6 October 2015
United Nation Headquarters, New York
The 70th session of the UN General Assembly commences on 15 September 2015. This year – the 70th anniversary of the United Nations – marks decades of international cooperation and achievement. It also marks the culmination of 15 years of progress towards the ambitious Millennium Development Goals, which were adopted in 2000.Details
17 October 2015 - 17 October 2015
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.Details
25 November 2015 - 25 November 2015
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.Details