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15 May 2017 - 15 May 2017


International Day of Families

May 15 is the International Day of Families, proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 1993 with resolution A/RES/47/237. The day reflects the importance the international community attaches to families. Families are strongest and healthiest when all people are empowered to access health care, acquire an education, contribute to their homes and communities, and realize their full potential. UNFPA supports the rights of all people to live healthy, empowered and fulfilled lives.  Details

5 May 2017 - 5 May 2017


International Day of the Midwife 2017

Midwives – and people with midwifery skills – are the main caregivers for women and their newborns during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and in the post-delivery period. Skilled midwives  are the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women and infants every year. Details

4 April 2017 - 20 April 2017


Vote for UNFPA at the Webbys!

We are proud to announce that UNFPA has been recognized by the Webbys, the leading international award honoring excellence on the internet.    Details

13 March 2017 - 24 March 2017

United Nations, New York

Commission on the Status of Women 61

The sixty-first session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place at United Nations Headquarters starting on 13 March.  Details

8 March 2017 - 8 March 2017


International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world. This year's day focuses on increasing efforts to achieve gender equality by 2030, the deadline for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals. The official United Nations theme is: Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step it Up for Gender Equality.  Details

6 February 2017 - 6 February 2017


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2017

Watch, participate, take action Stay tuned for Facebook Live programming all day on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)! Listen to activists, survivors, young people, journalists and health experts speaking throughout the day about the reality of FGM and what you can do about it. Watch live at on Monday, 6 February. Details

10 December 2016 - 10 December 2016


Human Rights Day 2016

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. Details

1 December 2016 - 1 December 2016


World AIDS Day 2016

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. Details

25 November 2016 - 25 November 2016


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. 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

20 October 2016 - 20 October 2016


Launch of the 2016 State of World Population report

On 20 October, 2016, UNFPA launched its 2016 State of World Population report, 10: How our future depends on a girl at this decisive age.  Age 10 is the beginning of adolescence, when girls start to see life's possibilities expanding – or contracting. Whether these girls are given the ability to fulfil their potential will help determine whether the world is able to achieve the Sustainable Development GoalsDetails