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11 October 2017 - 11 October 2017


International Day of the Girl Child

EmPOWER girls: before, during and after crises

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2017

Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways. Prosperity and nutrition are improving, child marriage and teenage pregnancy are declining, and female educational attainment and participation in the labour force are on the rise.


1 October 2017 - 1 October 2017


International Day of Older Persons

Tapping the talents and contributions of older persons

Statement of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2017

A new narrative about the role of older persons is in the making—one that acknowledges their potential to contribute to societies and economies.


21 September 2017 - 21 September 2017

Warsaw, Poland

Human Dimension Implementation Meeting Side Event

More action and stronger commitments needed to prevent violence against women in OSCE region, international organizations and civil society say

On 21 September, the OSCE Gender Section, UN Women and UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, brought together experts, participating States and civil society to discuss and identify successful approaches to the prevention of violence against women at an event held on 21 September 2017 in Warsaw.