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12 August 2020 - 12 August 2020

Worldwide

World Youth Day

12 August was designated as International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in promoting human rights and development. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world’s youth. 

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18 July 2020 - 18 July 2020

Worldwide

Nelson Mandela International Day

Nelson Mandela International Day 2020 marks 102 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela.

Nelson Mandela embodied the highest values of the United Nations. His example of courage and compassion continue to inspire the world.

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11 July 2020 - 11 July 2020

Worldwide

World Population Day

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a staggering toll on people, communities and economies everywhere. But not everyone is affected equally. Women, who account for the largest share of front-line health workers, for example, are disproportionately exposed to the coronavirus. Supply chains around the world are being disrupted, impacting the availability of contraceptives and heightening the risk of unintended pregnancy. As countries are on lockdown and health systems struggle to cope, sexual and reproductive health services are being sidelined and gender-based violence is on the rise.

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