Events

8 March 2017 - 8 March 2017

Global

International Women's Day 2017

International Women's Day 2017

The 2017 theme for International Women’s Day, 8 March, focuses on “Women in the Changing World of Work: Planet 50-50 by 2030”.

The world of work is changing, with significant implications for women. On one hand, technological advances and globalization bring unprecedented opportunities for those who can access them. On the other hand, there is growing informality of labour, income inequality and humanitarian crises.

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6 February 2017 - 6 February 2017

Global

International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

Background

FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the human rights of girls and women. It reflects deep-rooted inequality between the sexes, and constitutes an extreme form of discrimination against women. It is nearly always carried out on minors and is a violation of the rights of children. The practice also violates a person's rights to health, security and physical integrity, the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, and the right to life when the procedure results in death.

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17 January 2017 - 19 January 2017

Bangkok

UNFPA Asia-Pacific 2017 Regional Planning Meeting

The UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Office will hold its annual Planning Meeting in Bangkok from January 17 through 19, bringing together colleagues from UNFPA Headquarters in New York, UNFPA Country Office Representatives from 22 countries and the Pacific Sub-Regional Office and UNFPA Asia-Pacific staff. 

The 2017 Planning Meeting will discuss UNFPA's new Strategic Plan and help finalize the Asia-Pacific Regional Plan for the next programme cycle beginning 2018.

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