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11 October 2017 - 11 October 2017


International Day of the Girl Child

EmPOWER Girls: Before, during and after crises

Since 2012, 11 October has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls' empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights.


12 August 2017 - 12 August 2017


International Youth Day

12 August was designated as International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999. It is an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in promoting human rights and development. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges and hardships facing the world’s youth. 


11 July 2017 - 11 July 2017


World Population Day

In 1989, the Governing Council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed by the international community as World Population Day, a day to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year's World Population Day theme focuses on "Family Planing: Empowering People, Developing Nations."