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25 November 2015 - 10 December 2015


16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

From 25 November to 10 December, the world observes 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence. These girls embody the strength and spirit of this movement. Details

2 November 2015 - 20 November 2015


Preview of UNFPA country programme documents for 2016 first regular session of the Executive Board

New UNFPA country programme documents (CPDs) are presented the Executive Board for approval, in accordance with Executive Board decision 2014/7 on modifications to the procedures for considering and approving country programme documentation. In line with the procedures, CPDs can be presented to any of the three sessions of the Executive Board, which considers and approves them in one single session. Details

17 October 2015 - 17 October 2015


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 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. This year, countries around the world unanimously adopted the Sustainable Development Goals, one of the chief ambitions of which is to eradicate poverty. Details

11 October 2015 - 11 October 2015


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. Details

1 October 2015 - 1 October 2015


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." Details

25 September 2015 - 27 September 2015

United Nation Headquarters, New York

United Nations Sustainable Development Summit 2015

The United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, held during the 70th Session of the UN General Assembly, will be the culmination of years of research and negotiation on the post-2015 development agenda, a bold vision for achieving sustainable development for all. Details

15 September 2015 - 6 October 2015

United Nation Headquarters, New York

The 70th Session of the UN General Assembly

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

21 August 2015 - 22 August 2015

King’s Academy in Madaba, Jordan

Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

UNFPA, with United Nations and civil society partners and the Government of Jordan, is co-organizing the first-ever Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security. The event, held just outside the capital, Amman, will focus on the critical role of young people as peacebuilders in conflict- and insecurity-affected parts of the world. The forum will draw attention to young people’s existing contributions to peace, and establish a common plan for supporting these efforts in the future. Details

19 August 2015 - 19 August 2015


World Humanitarian Day 2015

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. This year's World Humanitarian Day draws attention to the tens of millions of people around the world living amid crises, conflicts and disasters. Details

12 August 2015 - 12 August 2015


International Youth Day 2015

International Youth Day is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change, as well as an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world’s youth. The theme of this year's International Youth Day is Youth Civic Engagement, highlighting the importance of engaging young people in political, economic and social decision-making. Details