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8 March 2019 - 8 March 2019


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.


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.