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1 December 2018 - 1 December 2018

Global

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed on 1 December every year. It aims to increase awareness of the disease, fight the stigma associated with it, improve HIV education and mobilize resources for the global response to the epidemic.

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25 November 2018 - 25 November 2018

Global

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

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. 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.

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12 November 2018 - 15 November 2018

Kigali. Rwanda

2018 International Conference on Family Planning

The International Conference on Family Planning, held every other year, brings together family planning experts to assess the state of family planning around the world and share best practices. This year’s conference is held in Kigali, Rwanda. UNFPA, which works at every level to support access to safe, voluntary family planning, is a key partner in convening this event.

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24 October 2018 - 24 October 2018

Global

UN Day

UN Day celebrates the anniversary of the day the UN Charter entered into force in 1945. This founding treaty was initially signed in San Francisco, on 26 June 1945. After it was ratified, it entered into force on 24 October, marking the birth of the United Nations. The Preamble of the Charter lays out the UN's core aims:

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22 October 2018 - 23 October 2018

Ottawa, Canada

2018 Ottawa Conference

Seventh International Parliamentarians' Conference on the Implementation of the ICPD Programme of Action (IPCI) IPCI comes at a crucial time for the international community: Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Cairo agenda and the 50th anniversary of UNFPA.

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17 October 2018 - 17 October 2018

Global

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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.

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11 October 2018 - 11 October 2018

Global

International Day of the Girl Child

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution adopting 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls around the world face realizing them.

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18 September 2018 - 25 September 2018

United Nations Headquarters, New York

The 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly is the chief policymaking of the United Nations. Composed all 193 Members of the United Nations, it is also the organization’s most representative body, providing a unique forum for discussions on the full range of international issues. This September marks the beginning of the General Assembly's 73rd session, where the United Nations will address issues of critical global importance. 

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19 August 2018 - 19 August 2018

Global

World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. It is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work. Today, millions of people around the world are affected by crises and need humanitarian assistance. Women and girls face especially difficult challenges in these situations. The risk of violence escalates, and their access to health care declines. More than half of all maternal deaths are believed to occur in fragile states and humanitarian settings.

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12 August 2018 - 12 August 2018

Global

International Youth Day

In 1999, the UN General Assembly designated 12 August as International Youth Day. It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in promoting human rights and development. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world’s youth.

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