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5 March 2019 - 8 March 2019

UN Headquarters, New York

United Nations Statistical Commission, 50th session

The United Nations Statistical Commission (UNSC) will hold its 50th session on the theme "Better data, better lives".

The UNSC, established in 1947, is the highest decision-making body of the global statistical system. It brings together the chief statisticians from UN member states around the world. 


6 February 2019 - 6 February 2019


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.


1 December 2018 - 1 December 2018


World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is observed on 1 December every year. It aims to increase awareness of the disease, fight the stigma associated with it, improve HIV education and mobilize resources for the global response to the epidemic.

Millions of people are vulnerable to HIV infection, and AIDS remains a leading cause of death among women of reproductive age and young adolescents. Stigma and discrimination continue to impede the realization of people’s rights, including access to essential information and services to prevent and treat HIV.