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30 April 2019 - 30 April 2019

United Nations Headquarters, New York

15th Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture

The Rafael M. Salas Memorial Lecture series provides a unique forum for distinguished guest lecturers to discuss important aspects of population and development.

This year’s lecture will be delivered by Ms. Margot Wallström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden.

Her lecture will take place on Tuesday, 30 April 2019, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Economic and Social Council Chamber, United Nations Headquarters, New York.


1 April 2019 - 5 April 2019

United Nations Headquarters, New York

Commission on Population and Development, 52nd session

On 1 April, the 52nd session of the Commission on Population and Development will begin at United Nations Headquarters in New York. 

The Commission is tasked reviewing progress made since the 1994 adoption of the Programme of Action of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) in Cairo, which established the importance of sexual and reproductive health and rights to the well-being of people, communities and nations. 


14 March 2019 - 14 March 2019

New York

Investing in Sustainable Partnerships with Youth

UNFPA, together with the African Youth and Adolescents Network on Population and Development (AfriYAN) and West and Central Africa and the Regional Civil Society Organizations Coalition for Family Planning (CROSCPF), will be hosting a high-level event on the sidelines of the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women. 

This event will focus on creating strategic and sustainable partnerships to empower young people, with the overall objective of helping to achieve a demographic dividend.