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6 February 2018 - 6 February 2018

Global

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is recognized internationally as a human rights violation. In 2012, the UN General Assembly designated 6 February as the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation. This day is observed to enhance awareness of the issue and to encourage concrete actions against the practice.

UNFPA, jointly with UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM.

 

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17 October 2017 - 17 October 2017

Worldwide

International Day for the Eradication of 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.

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11 October 2017 - 11 October 2017

Worldwide

International Day of the Girl Child

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution adopting 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.

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