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Past Events

5 May 2021 - 5 May 2021

Global

International Day of the Midwife

“Follow the Data, Invest in Midwives” is the theme of this year’s International Day of the Midwife.

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26 April 2021 - 26 April 2021

Youtube Live

Nobel Prize Summit

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem will participate in the first Nobel Prize Summit, a virtual event entitled “Our Planet, Our Future.” Over three days, Nobel Prize laureates and world-renowned leaders and experts in the sciences, policy, business, the youth movement and the arts will explore what we can do in the next ten years to make the future more sustainable and prosperous. 

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19 April 2021 - 23 April 2021

UN Web TV

Commission on Population and Development, 54th session

Every year since 1994, when the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) was adopted in Cairo, the Commission on Population and Development has met to review the programme’s progress at the national, regional and international levels. Prior to that, the commission (formed in 1946 and comprising representatives of 47 member states) met every two to three years. 

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7 April 2021 - 7 April 2021

Global

World Health Day

On this World Health Day, we stand with the World Health Organization, which has declared this year’s theme as “Building a fairer, healthier world”. Thirteen months after COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, we have yet to emerge fully from its grip. At its earliest, the global pandemic exposed many inequities that determined, Who lives and who dies? Even now, the question remains as richer nations vaccinate millions of its citizens while poorer countries wait for precious doses.  

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29 March 2021 - 29 March 2021

Zoom, Facebook Live

The Power to Say Yes, the Right to Say No

The LSE Global Health Initiative hosts this public event with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, who will discuss how sexual and reproductive health and rights and bodily autonomy are foundational to equality, prosperity, peace and sustainable development. Dr. Rishita Nandagiri, ESRC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Methodology, London School of Economics and Political Science, will chair the online session.

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25 March 2021 - 25 March 2021

UN Web TV

Still We Rise – Ending Slavery’s Legacy of Racism: a global imperative for justice

Through music, voice and song, we honour the memory and legacy of courage of the victims of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. 

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25 March 2021 - 25 March 2021

Global

International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

First observed in 2008 after a December 2007 resolution, the day honours and remembers the more than 15 million men, women and children who were brutalized under a slavery system that endured for more than 400 years.

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21 March 2021 - 21 March 2021

Global

International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Among the deleterious consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the harsh glare thrown on inequality, from who is most vulnerable to contracting and dying from the disease to whose economic fortunes suffer because of lost employment. Last summer’s Black Lives Matter marches and this past week’s spotlight on soaring anti-Asian hate has shown once again that racial discrimination is as deadly as a virus. 

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15 March 2021 - 26 March 2021

UN Web TV

Commission on the Status of Women 2021

After a year of restrictions, it seems fitting that the theme of the 65th session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is one of expansion: “Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls”.

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12 March 2021 - 12 March 2021

Youtube Live

High-Level Inter-Ministerial Dialogue on Scaling up Action to End Son Preference and Gender Biased Sex Selection

Today, around 140 million women are believed to be "missing" around the world – the result of son preference, including gender-biased sex selection, a form of discrimination.

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