Here are key links to advocacy moments throughout the year at which we push our CLD agenda! (Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran)

World Health Organization Executive Board Meeting – 18-26 January, 2021

International Day of Education – 24 January, 2021

African Union Summit – 6-7 February, 2021. Theme: Arts, Culture and Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want

UN Commission on Social Development (CSocD) – 8-17 February, 2021

International Women’s Day – 8 March, Global. Theme: Women in Leadership: Achieving an equal future in a Covid-19 World. #IWD2021

UN Commission on the State of Women , 15-26 March, 2021

World Water Day – 22 March, 2021. Water and Climate Change

World Bank Spring Meetings – 5-11 April, 2021

Skoll World Forum, 13-15 April, 2021

UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) – 19-30 April, 2021. Theme: Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16

InterAction Forum – 23-24 March, 2021

Earth Day – 22 April, 2021. Global

World Health Assembly – 14 May – 1 June, 2021

High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) – 6-15 July, 2021, New York. Theme: Sustainable and resilient recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic that promotes the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development: building an inclusive and effective path for the achievement of the 2030 Agenda in the context of the decade of action and delivery for sustainable development

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – 9 August, 2021. (UNPFII above 19 April)

International Youth Day – 12 August, 2021

SIMI World Water Week – 23-27 August

Democracy Day – September 15, 2021

UN General Assembly – 15 to 30 September, 2021, NY

International Day of Non-Violence – 2 October, 2021 (Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday,) – given Gandhi’s championship of village self-governance, this is an important opportunity for the CLD Movement.

International Day of Rural Women – 15 October, 2021, Global

World Food Day – 16 October, 2021, Global

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – 17 October, 2021, Global

G20 Summit – 30-31 October, 2021, Rome

World Toilet Day – 19 November, 2021, Global

UN Climate Change Conference (COP) – 1-12 November, 2021

Nutrition for Growth Summit – tbd December, 2021, Tokyo

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence November 25 – December 10, 2021

Human Rights Day – 10 December, 2021