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13 March 2018 - 13 March 2018

One UN Plaza, New York

Together for Girls - Violence knows no borders

Violence against women and girls is the most prevalent human right violation in the world. It knows no social, economic or national boundaries. Worldwide, about one in three women experience violence in their lifetime. Details

12 March 2018 - 12 March 2018

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Ministerial Round Table: “Good practices in the empowerment of rural women and girls, including through prevention of gender-based violence and access to justice, social services and health care”

Women living in rural, marginalized communities are among the most vulnerable, often facing limited access to essential services, including health care, social services and justice. Women who experience illness, pregnancy complications, poverty or violence may have nowhere to turn. When these services become available, however, women and girls can thrive. Details

12 March 2018 - 23 March 2018

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Commission on the Status of Women 62

The 62nd session of the Commission on the Status of Women takes place at United Nations Headquarters starting on 12-23 March. Details

8 March 2018 - 8 March 2018

Global

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world. The theme for this year's International Women's Day is “Time is Now: Rural and urban activists transforming women’s lives”.  Details

6 February 2018 - 6 February 2018

Global

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a human rights violation. UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice. Details

10 December 2017 - 10 December 2017

Global

Human Rights Day

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as "a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations." Details

1 December 2017 - 1 December 2017

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. Millions of people are vulnerable to HIV infection, and AIDS remains a leading cause of death among women of reproductive age and young adolescents. Stigma and discrimination continue to impede the realization of people’s rights, including access to essential information and services to prevent and treat HIV. Details

25 November 2017 - 25 November 2017

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. Details

24 October 2017 - 24 October 2017

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. It was ratified in October, marking the birth of the United Nations. The Preamble of the Charter lays out the UN's core aims: Details

17 October 2017 - 17 October 2017

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. Details

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