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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

9 March 2015 - 20 March 2015

New York

Beijing +20: Commission on the Status of Women 2015

The Commission on the Status of Women is the United Nations body dedicated to evaluating progress on the empowerment of women and the advancement of gender equality. The Commission is meeting for its 59th session to discuss the implementation of the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, the global roadmap towards achieving gender equality. This year's session marks the 20th anniversary of the historic Beijing conference. Details

8 March 2015 - 8 March 2015


International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, 8 March, commemorates the achievements and progress of women and draws attention to the need to further advance gender equality. Details

6 February 2015 - 6 February 2015


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The sixth of February is the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM, a day to raise awareness of the practice and to work towards its elimination. Female genital mutilation involves altering or injuring the female genitalia for non-medical reasons. It is a human rights violation, and can cause short- and long-term health complications, including chronic pain, infections, complications in childbirth, and infertility. Details

21 January 2015 - 24 January 2015

Davos, Switzerland

25 November 2014 - 25 November 2014


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women 2014

United Nations General Assembly designated 25 November as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and invites governments, international organizations and NGOs to organize activities designed to raise public awareness of the problem on that day. Details