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24 October 2018 - 24 October 2018


UN Day


The San Francisco Conference on 26 June 1945, at which the United Nations Charter was signed. © UN Photo/Rommel


UN Day celebrates the anniversary of the day the UN Charter entered into force in 1945.

This founding treaty was initially signed in San Francisco, on 26 June 1945. After it was ratified, it entered into force on 24 October, marking the birth of the United Nations.

The Preamble of the Charter lays out the UN's core aims:


22 October 2018 - 23 October 2018

Ottawa, Canada

2018 Ottawa Conference

IPCI comes at a crucial time for the international community: Next year marks the 25th anniversary of the Cairo agenda and the 50th anniversary of UNFPA.

The 2018 conference will serve as an important platform for (1) keeping ICPD issues alive and within global mainstream parliamentary discourse, (2) taking stock of the progress of the ICPD Programme implementation and (3) strategically positioning population dynamics within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


17 October 2018 - 17 October 2018


International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty has been observed every year since 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated this day to promote awareness of the need to eradicate poverty and destitution in all countries.