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5 May 2015 - 5 May 2015

Worldwide

5 May 2015 - Midwives: For a better tomorrow

When midwives are empowered, fully trained, well equipped and certified, they can help avert two thirds of maternal and newborn deaths. Yet only 22 per cent of countries in the East and Southern Africa region have enough adequately educated midwives to meet the basic needs of women and newborn infants.

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17 October 2014 - 17 October 2014

Worldwide

Leave no one behind: think, decide and act together against extreme 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. Fighting poverty remains at the core of the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) and the development of thepost-2015 development agenda.

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11 October 2014 - 11 October 2014

Worldwide

Theme: Empowering Adolescent Girls: Ending the Cycle of Violence

Adolescence is a critical period that can determine the trajectory of girls’ lives. It is a stage at which key investments and support can set girls on a path towards empowerment, or when discrimination, recurrent constraints, harmful practices, and violence can send them down a negative spiral with lifelong consequences, not just for themselves, but for societies and future generations.

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