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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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5 May 2019 - 5 May 2019

Worldwide

International Day of the Midwife

Midwives – and people with midwifery skills – are the main caregivers for women and their newborns during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and in the post-delivery period. Skilled midwives are the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women and infants every year.

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3 December 2018 - 3 December 2018

Worldwide

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Each year the UN announces a theme to observe for International Day of People with Disability. The annual theme provides an overarching focus on how society can strive for inclusivity through the removal of physical, technological and attitudinal barriers for people with disability. This has been occurring since 1992 when the General Assembly proclaimed 3 December as the International Day of Disabled Persons.

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