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5 May 2016 - 5 May 2016


International Day of the Midwife 2016

The International Day of the Midwife, 5 May, is a day to celebrate the life-saving work of the world’s midwives. Midwives are the primary care givers for millions of women and newborns before, during and after childbirth, and also offer women and girls essential counselling and education on family planning and reproductive health. Details

21 April 2016 - 21 April 2016

New York City

High-level Thematic Debate on Achieving the SDGs

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development builds on the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals and seeks to address their unfinished business. Details

11 April 2016 - 15 April 2016

New York City

Commission on Population and Development

The 49th session of the Commission on Population and Development will take place at UN headquarters in New York from 11-15 April. This year’s special theme is “Strengthening the demographic evidence base for the post-2015 development agenda." The Commission is tasked with identifying ways to integrate population issues into the new sustainable development agenda. Details

14 March 2016 - 24 March 2016

New York City

11 March 2016 - 11 March 2016

New York City

High-Level Forum on Adolescent Girls and Agenda 2030

The High-Level Forum on Adolescent Girls and Agenda 2030 will be held on 11 March from 9:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m. at United Nations Headquarters in New York City in advance of the Commission on the Status of Women. During this event, organized by UNFPA in collaboration with UN Women, world leaders and experts will discuss how investing in adolescent girls – especially in their education and sexual and reproductive health and rights – will ensure sustainable development for all. From 1:15–3:00 p.m. Details

8 March 2016 - 8 March 2016


International Women's Day

This International Women’s Day, 8 March, is a time to reflect on the progress we’ve made made towards gender equality, call for change and celebrate the numerous acts of courage and determination made by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities. The 2016 theme for International Women’s Day is “Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality”.  Details

6 February 2016 - 6 February 2016


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation 2016

The sixth of February is International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), a day to raise awareness of the practice and work towards its elimination. UNFPA will observe the day on 8 February, when a special high level event will be held at the United Nations in New York.  Details

4 February 2016 - 4 February 2016


Syria Donors Conference 2016

The UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the United Nations will co-host the Syria Donors Conference 2016 in London on 4 February. The event will bring together leaders from around the globe to raise funding critical to helping the millions of people who have been impacted by the devastating crisis in Syria. Details

25 January 2016 - 28 January 2016

Nusa Dua, Indonesia

2016 International Conference on Family Planning

The International Conference on Family Planning, held every other year, brings together family planning experts to assess the state of family planning around the world and share best practices. This year’s conference, held in Nusa Dua, Indonesia, is expected to draw the largest number of attendants, and will help chart the future of family planning programmes for the years to come. UNFPA, which works at every level to support access to safe, voluntary family planning, is a key partner in convening this event. Details

10 December 2015 - 10 December 2015


Human Rights Day 2015

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. Protecting the human rights – including reproductive rights – of all people is a precondition for individual well-being and collective sustainable growth. Details