Media Advisory

UNFPA’s Events during the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly

16 September 2022

UNITED NATIONS, New York — The 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly will be held in New York from from 13 September to 20 September. UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, will organize and participate in side events with partners about the state of reproductive rights and sexual health around the world, including:

18th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture: The role of trade in improving the lives of girls and women

UNFPA’s 18th annual Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on the topic "The role of trade in improving the lives of girls and women." Register here

Where:       Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York (Hybrid - link to livestream)
When:        21 September, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM


Business for ICPD30: Mainstreaming Gender Equality, SRHR and Women’s Economic Empowerment in Corporate Strategy and Operations

High-level dialogue in collaboration with Royal Philips and the Overseas Development Institute to discuss private-sector investments in women’s health and the benefits of promoting gender equality, and the benefits of establishing diverse and inclusive places of work. Register here

Where:      Convene at 101 Park Avenue, New York (Hybrid)
When:       22 September, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


How Do We Best Respond to the Disproportionate Impacts of Rising Food Insecurity on Women and Girls?

Roundtable with HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UN Women Executive Director Sima Sami Bahous, and representatives from member states to discuss the impacts of rising food insecurity on women and girls. Register here by 19 September

Where:        Danny Kaye Hall, UNICEF HQ, 3 UN Plaza, 44th Street (Hybrid - link to livestream)
When:         22 September, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM


Claiming bodily autonomy to achieve sexual and reproductive health and rights

Panel including Dr. Atul Gawande from USAID, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, and representatives from member states and civil society organizations to explore pressing issues surrounding bodily autonomy and sexual and reproductive health and rights. Register here

Where:       333 E 47th St, New York (Hybrid - link to livestream)
When:        23 September, 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM


Exhibit | An Artivist Brush: Engaging Men & Boys in the #EndFGM Movement

Exhibit organized by UNFPA and UNICEF with works from male artists Murad Subay, Nikkolas Smith, Roland Zanga on the importance of engaging men and boys in eliminating FGM.

Where:        UN Secretariat - Visitors’ Lobby
When:         12 - 24 September, 2022


Journalists are welcome to attend all events.

For more information or interviews with UNFPA representatives, please contact:

Eddie Wright;, Phone: +1 917 831 2074

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