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23 May 2020 - 23 May 2020

Worldwide

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. The condition typically leaves women incontinent, as well as subject to infections or other health conditions. Women with fistula are often shunned by their communities.

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8 March 2020 - 8 March 2020

Worldwide

International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, is dedicated to reflecting on the achievements of ordinary women who have made an extraordinary impact in their countries and communities, and to celebrate the contributions of women all around the world.

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12 November 2019 - 14 November 2019

Nairobi, Kenya

UNFPA to co-convene Nairobi Summit on ICPD25: Accelerating the Promise

High-level Conference on ICPD25

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the ground-breaking International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), which took place in Cairo in 1994. At that conference, 179 governments adopted a Programme of Action that recognized that reproductive health, women's empowerment and gender equality are the pathway to sustainable development. 

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