11 July 2015 - 11 July 2015
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
21 July 2015 - 23 July 2015
Sheraton Hotel Gardens, Kampala, Uganda
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
12 August 2015 - 12 August 2015
12 August was designated as International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. It 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.Details
1 October 2015 - 1 October 2015
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
17 October 2015 - 17 October 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.
With its partners, UNFPA focuses on the significant number of poor people, especially women and youth, who continue to lack access to education and health care, including reproductive health information and services. This keeps them trapped in a vicious cycle of poverty running from one generation to the next.Details
25 November 2015 - 25 November 2015
The UN observes International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women on 25 November. This observance raises awareness of the continuing toll of gender-based violence and calls for action to end these human rights violations.
Violence against women and girls is one of the most prevalent human rights violations in the world. Globally, it is estimated that one in three women will experience physical or sexual abuse in her lifetime.Details