Here are key links to advocacy moments throughout the year at which we push our CLD agenda! (Photo: UN Women/Pornvit Visitoran)
African Union Summit – 21 January to 10 February, Addis. Theme: Silencing the Guns: Creating Conducive Conditions for Africa’s Development. Heads of state meet 9-10 February.
International Day of Education – 24 January, Paris The 2020 celebration will position education and the learning it enables as humanity’s greatest renewable resource and reaffirm the role of education as a fundamental right and a public good. It will celebrate the many ways learning can empower people, preserve the planet, build shared prosperity and foster peace.
UN Commission on Social Development (CSocD) – Copenhagen+25, 10 to 19 February, NY
International Women’s Day – 8 March, Global. Theme: I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights. #IWD2020
UN Commission on the State of Women – Beijing+25, 9-20 March, NY
Millennium Lecture, M.S. Swaminathan Research Centers, 11 March, Chennai. Event link (and live stream will appear here!)
World Water Day – 22 March, Global. Water and Climate Change
Skoll World Forum, 31 March – 3 April, Oxford
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) – 13-24 April – Theme: “Peace, justice and strong institutions: the role of indigenous peoples in implementing Sustainable Development Goal 16”
World Bank Spring Meetings – 13-20 April – Side session applied for!
InterAction Forum – 21-23 April, Washington
Earth Day – 22 April, Global
Release of the 2020 Global Nutrition Report – 12 May
World Health Assembly – 17-21 May, Geneva
High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) – 7-16 July (Ministerial starts 14) – NY
International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples – 9 August (UNPFII above 13 April)
International Youth Day – 12 August
SIMI World Water Week – 23-28 August – Stockholm
Democracy Day – September 15
UN General Assembly – 15 to 30 September, NY
International Day of Non-Violence (Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday, 2 October) – given Gandhi’s championship of village self-governance, this is an important opportunity for the CLD Movement.
International Day of Rural Women – 15 October, Global
World Food Day – 16 October, Global
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 17 October, Global
World Toilet Day – 19 November, Global
G20 Summit – 21 to 22 November, Riyadh
UN Climate Change Conference (COP) – (Dates not yet set)
Nutrition for Growth Summit – tbd December, Tokyo
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence November 25 – December 10