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11 July 2012 - 11 July 2012


World Population Day

World Population Day is an outgrowth of interest generated by the Day of Five Billion person, which was observed on the 11th of July 1987. In 1989 the governing council of the United Nations Development Programme recommended that 11 July be observed annually as World Population Day as a way to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. The United Nations Population Fund advocated for this day in order to give visibility to population issues in the context of overall development plans and programmes. Each year UNFPA selects a different theme to rally around.


5 May 2012 - 5 May 2012


8 March 2012 - 8 March 2012


International Women's Day

Empower Rural Women – End Hunger and Poverty

Message of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, UNFPA Executive Director, for International Women’s Day, 8 March 2012