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19 August 2016 - 19 August 2016


World Humanitarian Day 2016

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 around the world. Today, more than 130.5 million people are affected by crisis and need humanitarian assistance. Sixty per cent of maternal deaths, 53 per cent of child deaths and 45 per cent of newborn deaths occur in fragile states and humanitarian settings. At least 1 in 5 female refugees or internally displaced persons are victims of sexual violence. Details

12 August 2016 - 12 August 2016


International Youth Day

12 August was designated as International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. 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. The theme of this year's International Youth Day is "The Road to 2030: Eradicating Poverty and Achieving Sustainable Consumption and Production."  Details

18 July 2016 - 22 July 2016

Durban International Convention Centre

21st International AIDS Conference

The International AIDS Conference is a biennial gathering for experts, advocates, policymakers and people living with HIV. This year's International AIDS Conference calls attention to the need to reach communities that still lack access to HIV treatment, prevention care and support. The world's most marginalized communities are the most likely to go without these essential, life-saving services and treatments.  Details

11 July 2016 - 11 July 2016


World Population Day 2016

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year's theme is 'Investing in teenage girls.' Details

8 June 2016 - 10 June 2016

New York City

United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS

From 8 to 10 June 2016, world leaders, government representatives, HIV programme implementers and civil society organizations from across the world will gather at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City to chart the way forward to ending AIDS as a public health threat by 2030, as called for by the Sustainable Development Goals. Details

6 June 2016 - 10 June 2016

New York City

Annual session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board

  The Annual session of the UNDP/UNFPA/UNOPS Executive Board will be held from 6-10 June 2016, first in conference room 1 (6-7 June) and then in the ECOSOC Chamber (8-10 June), at the United Nations headquaters in New York. Details

23 May 2016 - 24 May 2016


World Humanitarian Summit

In our rapidly changing world, we must continually seek better ways to meet the needs of millions of people affected by conflicts and disasters. The first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, which took place in Istanbul from 23-24 May 2016, is a global call to action by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Details

23 May 2016 - 23 May 2016


International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2016

An estimated 2 million women and girls are living with obstetric fistula, a hole or tear between the birth canal and the rectum or bladder that results in chronic incontinence, dangerous infections and, due to the stigma that surrounds it in many communities, a lifetime of discrimination. Sufferers often endure depression, social isolation and deepening poverty. Many women live with the condition for years – or even decades – because they cannot afford to obtain treatment. Details

16 May 2016 - 19 May 2016


Women Deliver Conference

The Women Deliver Conference, which will be held in Copenhagen from 16–19 May 2016, will be the largest gathering on girls’ and women’s health, rights and wellbeing in more than a decade, and one of the first major global conferences following the launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Details

15 May 2016 - 15 May 2016


International Day of Families 2016

The International Day of Families, marked annually on 15 May, acknowledges the importance of families. The day provides an opportunity to promote awareness of issues relating to families and to increase knowledge of the social, economic and demographic processes that affect them. Details