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11 October 2016 - 11 October 2016


International Day of the Girl Child

In 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, recognizing girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.


1 October 2016 - 1 October 2016


International Day of Older Persons

Older persons are playing an increasingly significant role in society as they grow in number and as healthcare improves. However, as UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated in 2014, “Discrimination and social exclusion persists” for older persons.


13 September 2016 - 26 September 2016

United Nations Headquarters, New York

The 71st Session of the UN General Assembly

Established in 1945 under the Charter of the United Nations, the General Assembly occupies a central position as the chief deliberative, policymaking and representative organ of the United Nations.