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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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19 June 2020 - 19 June 2020

Worldwide

International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

June 19 was proclaimed the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict by the United Nations General Assembly in 2015, to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of

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