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11 October 2018 - 11 October 2018


International Day of the Girl

We believe in the power of girls to change this world for the better.  Let’s give them the chance.


10 October 2018 - 10 October 2018


World Mental Health Day

Today on World Mental Health Day, UNFPA calls for strengthened action to provide services for the mental health of young people. 


1 October 2018 - 1 October 2018


International Day of Older Persons

Celebrate our older rights champions!

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  on the Occasion of the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2018

One in nine persons today is aged 60 or older. This is projected to increase to one in five by 2050.

Older people are often seen as burdens who no longer contribute to the economy, but nothing could be further from reality. Older people everywhere are making enormously important contributions to their families, communities and society more generally.