Events

12 February 2018 - 16 February 2018

Johannesburg, South Africa

8th African Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights

The 8th African Conference on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (ACSHR) is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa, from 14-15 February, including a Youth Pre-Conference event from 12-13 February. Key speakers at the event include UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Regional Director for East and Southern Africa, Dr. Julitta Onabanjo, and the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth, Jayathma Wickramanayake, from Sri Lanka.

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6 February 2018 - 6 February 2018

Global

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a human rights violation. 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.

UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM.

 

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10 December 2017 - 10 December 2017

Worldwide

Human Rights Day

The UN General Assembly proclaimed 10 December as Human Rights Day in 1950, to draw attention to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as "a common standard of achievement for all peoples and all nations."

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