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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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12 November 2019 - 14 November 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

UNFPA to co-convene Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the promise

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ground breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which took place in Cairo in 1994. At that conference, 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action, recognizing that reproductive health, women's empowerment and gender equality are the pathway to sustainable development. 

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