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24 October 2017 - 24 October 2017

Global

UN Day

UN Day celebrates the anniversary of the day the UN Charter entered into force in 1945. This founding treaty was initially signed in San Francisco, on 26 June 1945. It was ratified in October, marking the birth of the United Nations. The Preamble of the Charter lays out the UN's core aims: Details

17 October 2017 - 17 October 2017

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. Details

11 October 2017 - 11 October 2017

Global

International Day of the Girl Child

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution adopting 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. Details

2 October 2017 - 5 November 2017

Global

Young People's Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenge - Call for ideas

  UNFPA and OpenIDIO have launched a new crowd-sourcing challenge on Young People's Sexual and Reproductive Health. The question under investigation is: "How might we radically improve access to, and quality of, sexual and reproductive health education and services for young people?" From 2 October to 5 November, UNFPA and OpenIDIO have issued a call for solutions, open to anyone, anywhere in the world. Use your expertise and insights to help solve this critical challenge!  Details

1 October 2017 - 1 October 2017

Global

International Day of Older Persons

Older people have always played a significant role in society, as leaders, caretakers and custodians of tradition. Yet they are also highly vulnerable, with many falling into poverty, becoming disabled or facing discrimination. As health care improves, the population of older people is growing. Their needs are also growing, as are their contributions to the world. UNFPA is supporting research into the phenomenon of global ageing, and is promoting the adoption of policies that support older people and meet their needs. Details

12 September 2017 - 25 September 2017

United Nations Headquarters, New York

The 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly

This September marks the beginning of the General Assembly's 72nd session, where UNFPA is hosting a variety of events to remind world leaders of the urgent needs of women and girls in crises. Among these events are: Rebuilding Shattered Lives and Communities: Chibok and Yazidi Girls, Women, held on 18 September from 1:15–2:30 p.m. in United Nations Conference Room 12. Details

7 September 2017 - 1 October 2017

Global

Young People's Sexual and Reproductive Health Challenge - Research phase

UNFPA and OpenIDIO have launched a new crowd-sourcing challenge on Young People's Sexual and Reproductive Health. The question under investigation is: "How might we radically improve access to, and quality of, sexual and reproductive health education and services for young people?" Details

19 August 2017 - 19 August 2017

Global

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work. Details

12 August 2017 - 12 August 2017

Global

International Youth Day

12 August was designated as International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in promoting human rights and development. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world’s youth.  Details

17 July 2017 - 17 July 2017

United Nations Headquarters, New York

High-level event on investing in youth to eradicate poverty and promote prosperity

This high-level luncheon event will bring together leaders and officials to discuss how to help countries achieve a demographic dividend, the boost in economic growth and development that can occur when there are proportionally more people of working age than dependents. Details

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