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1 October 2017 - 1 October 2017

Global

International Day of Older Persons

Older people have always played a significant role in society, as leaders, caretakers and custodians of tradition. Yet they are also highly vulnerable, with many falling into poverty, becoming disabled or facing discrimination.

As health care improves, the population of older people is growing. Their needs are also growing, as are their contributions to the world. UNFPA is supporting research into the phenomenon of global ageing, and is promoting the adoption of policies that support older people and meet their needs.

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1 October 2017 - 1 October 2017

Global

International Day of Older Persons

Older people have always played a significant role in society, as leaders, caretakers and custodians of tradition. Yet they are also highly vulnerable, with many falling into poverty, becoming disabled or facing discrimination.

As health care improves, the population of older people is growing. Their needs are also growing, as are their contributions to the world. UNFPA is supporting research into the phenomenon of global ageing, and is promoting the adoption of policies that support older people and meet their needs.

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18 September 2017 - 18 September 2017

Nepal

4th National Family Planning Day

Access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right. Family planning is central to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and it is a key factor in reducing poverty. Many women in Nepal are not able to use safe and effective family planning methods due to lack of access to information or services and support from their partners or communities.

Working together with international development partners UNFPA is supporting the Ministry of Health and local stakeholders to promote family planning in Nepal by:

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