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11 March 2013 - 15 March 2013

Brazzaville, Congo

Intersessional meeting of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII)

UNICEF and UNFPA are the lead agencies on the preparations for this meeting. The UN working group is to develop an emergency inter-sectoral 2013-2014 action plan, with key identified actions by the Ministry to accelerate the implementation of the Congolese model law on the protection and promotion of indigenous peoples in Congo. A gethering of indigenous leaders will take place in Brazzaville prior to the arrival of the UNPFII, to discuss the meeting, to strengthen the National Indigenous Peoples Network (RENAPAC) for its consultations with UNPFII, and to consult on the action plan.


5 March 2013 - 5 March 2013

UN Headquarters, New York

57th Commission on the Status of Women

The African Union, the GlobalPower Women Africa Network, UNFPA, UN Women and UNAIDS are organising an interactive dialogue to engage leading African Women from governments, networks of women living with HIV, the women’s rights groups, academia and the United Nations, in a critical dialogue. Panellist will discuss:


6 February 2013 - 6 February 2013


International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

Each year, International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation is observed to raise awareness about this practice. Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful practice and it violates the human rights of girls and women.