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July 2017

High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development

July 10 - July 19

Organized by: United Nations

High-Level Political Forum 2017 The meeting of the high-level political forum on sustainable development in 2017 convened under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council, will be held from Monday, 10 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017; including the three-day ministerial meeting of the forum from Monday, 17 July, to Wednesday, 19 July 2017.The theme will be “Eradicating poverty and promoting prosperity in a changing world“. The set of goals to be reviewed in depth will be the following,…

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World Population Day 2017

July 11

Organized by: UNFPA

World Population Day 2017 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 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. Yet around the world, some http://www.unfpa.org/events/world-population-day#sthash.EirfnWPG.dpuf

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FP2020 Family Planning Summit 2017

July 11

Organized by: UNFPA

The Second Meeting of FP2020–Family Planning 2020–initiative, which aims to expand access to voluntary family planning to 120 million additional women by 2020. The event, co-hosted by UK DfID, UNFPA, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, will take place in London on July 11th. The Summit seeks to: Energize global commitment to women and girls; Support country action and leadership to ensure that women and girls are empowered to thrive; and Complement the aims of the She Decides initiative launched…

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Results International Conference 2017

July 22 - July 25

Organized by: Results International

By next summer, there will be a new president and a new congress in Washington. They need to hear from you! The RESULTS International Conference is a chance to use your voice to change the world. Together we’ll spend three days in Washington, DC hearing from leading experts, learning new skills, and meeting fellow advocates committed to the end of poverty. Then we’ll take our message straight to Capitol Hill. Learn more about the event and register here.

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August 2017

World Breastfeeding Week

August 1 - August 7

Organized by: WABA

In 2016, WABA began the 15-year journey to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by linking each of these goals to breastfeeding. But, we cannot achieve sustainable development without multi-level partnerships at all levels. The World Breastfeeding Week’s 25th year in 2017 is about working together for the common good! #WBW2017 will call on advocates and activists, decision-makers and celebrants to forge new and purposeful partnerships. Together, let’s attract political support, media attention, participation of young people and widen our…

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International Youth Day 2017

August 11

Organized by: United Nations

The theme of International Youth Day 2017 is “Youth Building Peace”. Since the adoption of Security Council Resolution 2250 in 2015, there is growing recognition that as agents of change, young people are critical actors in conflict prevention and sustaining peace. International Youth Day 2017 is dedicated to celebrating young people’s contributions to conflict prevention and transformation as well as inclusion, social justice, and sustainable peace. The current generation of youth are the largest in history and young people often…

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Webinar: Malaria Prevention and Nutrition – An Integrated Delivery Approach

August 23 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Organized by: Corporate Alliance on Malaria in Africa

Malnourished children, particularly those with severe acute malnutrition, have a higher risk of death from common childhood illness such as diarrhea, pneumonia, and malaria. Malnutrition and malaria combine in a vicious circle that has a huge impact on morbidity and mortality among the most vulnerable in the population (children and pregnant women). To tackle these challenges, it is imperative that stakeholders in global health align their efforts and adopt an integrated approach to achieve maximum impact and save the most…

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World Water Week

August 27 - September 1

Organized by: SIWI

World Water Week in Stockholm is the annual focal point for the globe’s water issues. It is organized by SIWI. In 2017, World Water Week will address the theme “water and waste – reduce and reuse”. In 2016, over 3,200 individuals and around 330 convening organizations from 130 countries participated in the Week. Experts, practitioners, decision-makers, business innovators and young professionals from a range of sectors and countries come to Stockholm to network, exchange ideas, foster new thinking and develop…

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September 2017

International Day of Peace

September 21

Organized by: World Health Organization

Each year the International Day of Peace is observed around the world on 21 September. The General Assembly has declared this as a day devoted to strengthening the ideals of peace, both within and among all nations and peoples. The United Nations invites all nations and people to honour a cessation of hostilities during the Day, and to otherwise commemorate the Day through education and public awareness on issues related to peace.

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High-Level UN Dialogue on Harnessing Africa’s Demographic Dividend

September 22 @ 8:30 am - 10:30 pm

Organized by: UNFPA and GBCHealth

On the occasion of the 72nd UN General Assembly (UNGA), GBCHealth, World Bank and UNFPA will convene a high-level meeting on September 22nd (08.30-10.30 ET) to discuss the private sector’s role in supporting Africa’s demographic change. Hosted by His Excellency Prof. Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and Chairperson for the African Union, the event will bring together African Heads of State, CEOs, civil society representatives and other development partners. With an expected 70% of Africans reaching working age by 2030,…

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