Events

Main events calendar

Past Events

25 November 2017 - 25 November 2017

Global

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Commit to ending gender-based violence by 2030

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November 2017

Rohingya refugees fleeing into Bangladesh have reported horrific stories of sexual violence. One woman, Shakila, said she was raped after being forced to watch the murder of her husband and infant daughter.

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11 October 2017 - 11 October 2017

Global

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.

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1 October 2017 - 1 October 2017

Global

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.

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