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May 2010

World Press Freedom Day 2010

Worldwide, 3 May 2010
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

Every day, despite significant risks to their safety, journalists bring stories from disasters and conflict zones to people around the world. These stories can shape the international response to humanitarian emergencies, and ultimately impact the lives of women and children.

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International Day of Families

Worldwide, 15 May 2010
Host / Sponsor: United Nations

The International Day of Families is 15 May every year. Proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in its resolution 47/237 of 20 September 1993, this annual observance reflects the importance the international community attaches to families around the world.

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E4 Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality

Dakar, Senegal, 17 - 20 May 2010
Host / Sponsor: United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative

The E4 Engendering Empowerment: Education and Equality conferences, scheduled to take place between 12th April – 20th May 2010, speak to the goal of strengthening and expanding partnerships for girls’ education around the most pressing obstacles many girls face in pursuit of education. An online e-conference will be held from 12th April – 14th May, followed by a face-to-face conference on 17th-20th May in Dakar, Senegal. Both conferences will examine issues of violence, poverty and educational quality and their intersections with participation, climate change and health.

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