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11 March 2019 - 22 March 2019

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Commission on the Status of Women, 63rd session

The 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place at United Nations Headquarters starting on 11 March. 

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1 April 2019 - 5 April 2019

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Commission on Population and Development, 52nd session

On 1 April, the 52nd session of the Commission on Population and Development will begin at United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

The Commission is tasked reviewing progress made since the 1994 adoption of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, which established the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights to the well-being of people, communities and nations. 
 

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5 May 2019 - 5 May 2019

Global

International Day of the Midwife

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.

Yet there are massive midwife shortages around the world. UNFPA works at the global, regional and national level to scale up midwifery services, supporting training efforts and providing supplies and materials to midwifery institutions. 
 

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12 November 2019 - 14 November 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the promise

12-14 November 2019

High-level Conference on ICPD25

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ground breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which took place in Cairo in 1994. At that conference, 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action, recognizing that reproductive health, women's empowerment and gender equality are the pathway to sustainable development. 

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