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21 July 2015 - 23 July 2015

Sheraton Hotel Gardens, Kampala, Uganda

UNFPA “HackforYouth” Hackathon

On 21 July 2015, UNFPA experts and young people from around the world, along with innovators, developers, and partners, will gather for a three-day hackathon to develop mobile app solutions to promote young people’s access to sexual and reproductive health. Sponsored by UNFPA’s Innovation Fund, the hackathon responds to a growing commitment to leverage information and communication technologies to empower young people, complementing UNFPA’s ongoing work to promote the sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. Details

11 July 2015 - 11 July 2015


World Population Day

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The theme of this year's World Population Day is Vulnerable Populations in Emergencies. Details

1 June 2015 - 1 June 2015

United Nations, New York

High-Level Event on the Demographic Dividend and Youth Employment

This high-level event brings together policymakers, business leaders, and representatives of civil society and youth groups to explore strategies and best practices to help countries realize a demographic dividend – the economic benefits that can arise when a population has a relatively large proportion of working-age people. Details

23 May 2015 - 23 May 2015


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2015

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often shunned by their communities. An estimated 2 million women in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, the Arab region, and Latin America and the Caribbean are living with this injury, and some 50,000 to 100,000 new cases develop each year. Yet fistula is almost entirely preventable. Its persistence is a sign that health systems are failing to meet women’s essential needs. Details

15 May 2015 - 15 May 2015


International Day of Families 2015

The International Day of Families acknowledges the importance of families and highlights issues affecting them. The theme of this year’s International Day of Families is “Men in Charge? Gender equality and children’s rights in contemporary families”. Details

5 May 2015 - 5 May 2015


International Day of the Midwife 2015

Midwives – and people with midwifery skills – are the main caregivers for women and their new-borns during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and in the post-delivery period. Skilled midwives are the difference between life and death for close to 300,000 women each year, and ten times that many infants. Details

28 April 2015 - 28 April 2015


UN Global Education First Initiative High-level Steering Committee Meeting, Strategic Partnership Signing

On 28 April 2015, at a a meeting of the High-level Steering Committee of the UN Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in Paris, France, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Details

20 April 2015 - 22 April 2015

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena Data Festival

  This three-day festival in Colombia will address gaps in coverage, access and analysis of the data needed to promote sustainable development. The event is being co-organized by UNFPA, along with partners including the Overseas Development Institute, Africa Gathering, Data-Pop Alliance, the UN Development Programme and others.  The conference will aim to develop concrete solutions and practical tools, forge partherships, generate innovations and advance the data revolution. Details

13 April 2015 - 17 April 2015

New York, United States

Commission on Population and Development (48th session)

On 13-17 April, the 48th session of the Commission on Population and Development – with the special theme of “Realizing the Future We Want: Integrating Population Issues into Sustainable Development, Including in the Post-2015 Development Agenda” – will take place at UN Headquarters in New York. The Commission is tasked with identifying ways to integrate population issues into the new sustainable development agenda. Details

14 March 2015 - 18 March 2015

Sendai, Japan

Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The need for resilient health systems capable of delivering quality sexual and reproductive health, and the crucial role of women in reducing disaster risks, will be discussed during a special side event organized by UNFPA at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (WCDRR). The conference takes place from 14 to 18 March in Sendai, Japan. Details