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11 July 2019 - 11 July 2019


World Population Day 2019: ICPD at 25

World Population Day, which seeks to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues, was established by the then-Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme in 1989, an outgrowth of the interest generated by the Day of Five Billion, which was observed on 11 July 1987.


19 June 2019 - 19 June 2019


International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

On 19 June 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19 June of each year the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honour the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes.


23 May 2019 - 23 May 2019


End Fistula Day

We can end fistula!

May 23 marks the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, a key date in the UNFPA calendar, where we mark progress towards addressing fistula and renewing our pledge to end fistula in Asia-Pacific and globally.

Obstetric fistula is one of the most serious and tragic injuries that can occur during childbirth. It is a hole between the birth canal and the bladder or rectum caused by prolonged, obstructed labour without treatment.