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For a full listing of events related to women's and children's health, please visit the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health's website.

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69th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly

16 September 2014

The 69th Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly will convene at UN Headquarters on Tuesday, September 16, 2014. The General Debate will open on Wednesday, September 24, 2014 with high-level statements from Heads of State.

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Throughout the week of September 21, Every Woman Every Child will be hosting the following events:

  • An evening reception with partners to celebrate progress and #commit2deliver for the Global Strategy for Women's and Children's Health: This event will take place on Sunday, September 21. Co-host include Women Deliver, Girls’ Globe, FHI360 and Johnson & Johnson. This reception will also mark the launch of #MDG456Live coverage of women’s and children’s health during the week of United Nations General Assembly.

  • 4th Annual Every Woman Every Child Private Sector Lunch: This event will take place on Thursday, September 25 at UN Headquarters.

  • Partnering for Results: Delivering for Every Woman & Every Child Within A Generation High Level Event to Advance the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health: Hosted by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, this event will take place on Thursday, September 25 at UN Headquarters from 3:00-5:00pm. To watch the event on webcast click here.  Featured speakers include the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada and Mrs. Graça Machel, Board Chair of the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health. To view the concept note click here. To view the annotated program click here

Additional Resources:

  • Click here to learn more about Every Woman Every Child partner events.
IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition

21 September 2014

The IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from September 21-26th. Over 5,000 people are expected to join IWA's biennial congress and exhibition. Conference themes include: Cities and Basins of the Future; Utility Management, Assets, Customers and Water Economics; Water Reuse and Resource Recovery; Proteting Human and Environmental ealth; Innovative Water Supply and Wasterwater Technologies & Processess; Water Policy; Governance and Regulation in a Changing World; and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for Water. To learn more click here
Climate Summit 2014

23 September 2014

The Climate Summit 2014 will take place on September 23rd, in New York, NY. It is intended to be a key moment for raising ambition and political will en route to COP 21 in Paris in December 2015 and is aimed at catalyzing action by governments, business, finance, industy, and civil society in areas for new commitments and substantial, scalale and repicable contributions to the Summit that will help the world shift toward a low-carbon economy. To learn more click here
World Bank / IMF annual meeting

10 October 2014

The World Bank/IMF annual meeting will take place on October 10-12th in Washington, DC. The Annual Meetings provide a forum for iternational cooperation and enable the Bank and Fund to better serve their member countries. Click here to learn more.
The Third International Day of the Girl

11 October 2014

October 11th is the Third International Day of the Girl. On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recongmize girls' rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. To learn more click here.
Water and Health Conference

11 October 2014

The annual Water and Health Conference will take place in Chapel Hill, North Carolina from October 11-19th. This conference brings together academic research with policy, practice and networking events, focusing on drinking water, sanitation, hygiene and water resources with a strong public emphasis. Click here to learn more. 
Global Handwashing Day

15 October 2014

October 15th is Global Handwashing Day. Is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world to wash their hands with soap. Click here to learn more. 
International Day of Rural Women

15 October 2014

October 15th is International Day of Rural Women. This day recoginizes "the critical role and contribution role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultral and rural development,  improving food security and eradicating rural poverty." To learn more click here
Global Day of Action for Child Survival

16 October 2014

The Global Day of Action for Child Survival takes place on October 16th. The Global Day of Action is part of a series of events for the EVERY ONE campaign, Save the Children's biggest ever global campaign. The campaign aims to make stopping children and mothers dying a political priority and mobilising thousands of people in both rich and poor countries. 
World Food Day

16 October 2014

October 16th is World Food Day. Established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) in 1979, World Food Day, October 16, was first observed in 1981. Organizations around the world mobilize advocacy campaigns and events on October 16 to strengthen the political will to end hunger.  World Food Day offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty and draw attention to achievements in food security and agricultural development. Click here to learn more. 
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