Main events calendar

  • 13 December 2022 - 13 December 2022
  • New York, USA / UN Web TV

Launch of the UNFPA Global Humanitarian Appeal

Amidst rising humanitarian crises, UNFPA is appealing for $1.2 billion in 2023 to reach some 66 million women, girls, and young people in 65 countries. UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem will chair the event, which will feature key partners including the United States (TBC), the United Kingdom, Ashley Judd, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador, as well as local NGOs from Somalia, Cameroon, and Syria.

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  • 10 December 2022 - 10 December 2022
  • Global

Human Rights Day

74 years ago, the United Nations General Assembly signed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a landmark document setting out fundamental human rights to be protected for all peoples and all nations.

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  • 07 December 2022 - 07 December 2022
  • Connecticut, USA / YouTube Live

The Virtual is Real: A Forum Addressing Technology-Facilitated Violence Against Women and Girls

With an estimated 736 million women - almost 1 in 3 - having been subjected to intimate partner violence,  non-partner sexual violence or both at least once in their life (30% of women aged 15 and older), it is clear that gender-based violence stands to be one of the most pervasive human rights violations worldwide, affecting all countries and cutting across age, race, religion, culture, geography, and economic status.

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  • 03 December 2022 - 03 December 2022
  • Global

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Adopted on 13 December 2006, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) reaffirms that all persons with all types of disabilities must enjoy all human rights and fundamental freedoms.

This year, the official theme of International Day of Persons with Disabilities seeks us to explore "Transformative solutions for inclusive development: the role of innovation in fuelling an accessible and equitable world".

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  • 01 December 2022 - 01 December 2022
  • Global

World AIDS Day

This year, World AIDS Day is guided by one salient message: “Equalize”.

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  • 25 November 2022 - 10 December 2022
  • Global

UNFPA 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence: GBV Disruptor Conversations 2022

UNFPA is committed to disrupting and ending all forms of violence against women and girls and other harmful practices by 2030. The 16 Days of Activism campaign provides an important platform each year to focus the world’s attention on our common goal of ending violence against women and girls. We extend an invitation to all to join us in this effort. 

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  • 25 November 2022 - 25 November 2022
  • Global

International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

The virtual world can feel like a lonely, lawless place, for women and girls in particular. According to a UN report, when women and girls have access to the Internet, they face more online violence than men do. From politicians, journalists and entertainers to girls as young as eight years old, no one is immune from gender-based violence.

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  • 15 November 2022 - 15 November 2022
  • Pattaya City, Thailand / YouTube Live

Day of 8 Billion – Celebrated on the Margins of the International Conference on Family Planning

Eight. Flip the numeral (8) on its side, and you have the symbol for infinity (∞). As eight billion, we have the power to shape our common futures. And by protecting individual rights, we can unlock the unlimited potential of people around the world to address the challenges facing their societies and the global problems imperiling us all.

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  • 15 November 2022 - 15 November 2022
  • Global

Day of 8 Billion

On 15 November 2022, we will be a world of 8 billion people. It’s a milestone we can celebrate, and an occasion to reflect: How can we create a world in which all 8 billion of us can thrive? 

This right to bodily autonomy underlies the full range of our human rights, forming a foundation for resilient, inclusive and thriving societies that can meet the challenges of our world. When our bodies and futures are our own, we are #8BillionStrong. 

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  • 14 November 2022 - 17 November 2022
  • Pattaya City, Thailand / YouTube Live

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 Pattaya City, Thailand.

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