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3 November 2020 - 3 November 2020

Youtube Live

What's Next? Women's agency and poverty eradication in Small Island Developing States

Join, UNFPA's Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem and leading figures in sustainable development as they delve into a global conversation on the empowerment of women in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). During the eighth and final conversation of What's Next? the discussants will focus on advancing women’s agency in ending economic inequalities and poverty, towards the achievement of sustainable development, and identifying opportunities for collaboratively addressing challenges.  

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24 October 2020 - 24 October 2020

New York

Seventy-fifth Anniversary of the United Nations

As much as anniversaries celebrate what came before, this year’s United Nations Day—marking the Charter of the United Nations entering into force—focuses on what lies ahead. In January, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres saw the seventy-fifth anniversary as a chance to engage people across the globe in a conversation about the world’s challenges and the United Nations’ role in meeting those challenges. A fervent wish emerged.

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14 October 2020 - 14 October 2020

Youtube Live

What's Next? ICPD Through the Lens of Reproductive Justice

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was joined by leading figures from the reproductive justice movement and practitioners in the field for a global conversation on why reproductive justice matters today and how it relates to sexual and reproductive health and rights. The discussants will explore how the reproductive justice lens can be used as an organizing framework bridging the whole array of reproductive rights with broader social justice issues.

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13 October 2020 - 13 October 2020

Youtube Live

16th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture

The Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture series provides a unique forum for distinguished guest lecturers to discuss important aspects of population and development. This year’s lecture was delivered by Mark Malloch Brown, former United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, and took place on Tuesday, 13 October 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EDT. 

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11 October 2020 - 11 October 2020

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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6 October 2020 - 8 October 2020

Zoom Webinar

Virtual Expert Group Meeting on Access versus Privacy: The Special Case of Population Data

UNFPA, in partnership with the Global Partner for Sustainable Development Data, Statistical Service Ghana and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights will co-host a three-day virtual event bringing together technical experts, academics, and the general public to discuss the topic of Access versus Privacy: The Special Case of Population Data. The meetings will take place from 6-8 October 2020 at 8:00-11:00 EDT.

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5 October 2020 - 5 October 2020

Youtube Live

4D - Government-Government Policy Dialogues on Demographic Diversity and Dividends

  Video of Advancing Human Potential for People-Centered Development  

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16 September 2020 - 16 September 2020

Youtube Live

WHAT'S NEXT? Achieving Gender Equality and Inclusion: The Power of Partnerships.

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was joined by strategic partners representing the private sector, civil society, international institutions, fashion, sport and government to discuss the soft power that partnershipsfor women’s rights can bring to rebuild a new model for multilateralism.  

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27 August 2020 - 27 August 2020

Youtube Live

WHAT'S NEXT? Indigenous People and COVID-19 - the disparate Impact

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem was joined by the world’s leading indigenous human rights defenders for a global conversation on the devastating impact that the COVID-19 Pandemic has had on indigenous peoples. The experts explored the entrenched inequalities, stigmatization and discrimination that have given rise to this disproportionate impact, particularly for indigenous women and girls; explore indigenous peoples’ unique contribution to addressing the pandemic and reflect on the short and long term changes needed to build back a more equal and resilient world. 

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19 August 2020 - 19 August 2020

Global

World Humanitarian Day

Providing life-saving support during the pandemic On World Humanitarian Day (WHD) August 19, the world commemorates humanitarian workers killed and injured in the course of their work, and we honour all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need.

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