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11 July 2017 - 11 July 2017


World Population Day

World Population Day is an opportunity to focus attention on the urgency and importance of population issues. This year's theme is “Family Planning: Empowering People, Developing Nations” — 'व्यवस्थित परिवार : समृद्ध राष्ट्रको आधार' in Nepali.

Access to safe, voluntary family planning is a human right. It is also central to gender equality and women’s empowerment, and is a key factor in reducing poverty.


5 May 2017 - 5 May 2017


International Day of the Midwife

Midwives – and people with midwifery skills – are the main caregivers for women and their newborns during pregnancy, labour, childbirth and in the post-delivery period. Skilled midwives are the difference between life and death for hundreds of thousands of women and infants every year.


20 April 2017 - 21 April 2017

Kathmandu, Nepal

The Conference on Women’s Leadership and Representation in Local Governance

In a bid to ensure increased access for women in Nepal’s political sphere — as voters, but more importantly, as candidates — particularly in the context of the upcoming local elections, the United Nations Country Team, in collaboration with the Election Commission and SAJHA Abhiyan (women’s coalition), is all set to host a national conference in Kathmandu on 20-21 April.