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21 March 2019 - 22 March 2019

Geneva, Switzerland

Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE Region

The Regional Forum on Sustainable Development for the UNECE region will be held on Thursday, 21 March, and Friday, 22 March 2019, at the International Conference Centre Geneva (CICG).

Theme: "Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality"

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under in-depth review: SDG 4 (quality education), SDG 8(decent work and economic growth), SDG 10 (reduced inequalities), SDG 13 (climate action), and SDG 16 (peace, justice and strong institutions), in addition to SDG 17 (partnership for the Goals) which is reviewed every year.


10 December 2018 - 10 December 2018


Human Rights Day

Human Rights Day 2018

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

On this day, 70 years ago, United Nations Member States adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which affirms that “all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights”. UNFPA’s work is inspired by this landmark document and its founding principles of universality and inalienability. Human rights are both specific goals and guiding principles for all we do.


25 November 2018 - 25 November 2018


International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

A day to stand in solidarity with survivors and survivor advocates and women’s human rights defenders who are working to prevent and end violence against women and girls.