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Past Events

8 March 2020 - 8 March 2020

Global

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world.

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25 February 2020 - 26 February 2020

Ottawa, Canada

ConVERGE: Connecting Vital Events Registration and Gender Equality

UNFPA, in partnership with Open Data Watch and the Centre of Excellence, will co-host a two-day event at the International Development Research Centre, bringing together technical experts, policymakers, government representatives, academics, youth and others. This event focus on civil registration and vital statistics systems as a power means of achieving 12 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, particularly Goal 5 on gender equality. 

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6 February 2020 - 6 February 2020

Global

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is internationally recognized as a human rights violation. UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the elimination of FGM.

In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice.

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