Global Health Events and Advocacy Moments for UHC


This calendar includes awareness days, global and regional conferences, and other events relevant for UHC advocacy. If you would like to submit an event to be added to our calendar, please complete this short form.


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International Day of the Midwife (5 May)

The International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) supports, represents and works to strengthen professional associations of midwives throughout the world. Follow the data, invest in midwives – that's the theme of the 2021 International Day of the Midwife, and it is through this lens that ICM will lead the ongoing and growing efforts to centre midwives […]

International Nurses Day (12 May)

International Nurses Day is celebrated around the world every May 12, the anniversary of Florence Nightingale's birth. The International Council for Nurses (ICN)'s theme for 2021 is Nurses: A Voice to Lead - A vision for future healthcare.

G20 Global Health Summit (21 May)

The G20 is the international forum that brings together the world’s major economies. Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade and 60% of the population of the planet. The forum has met every year since 1999 and includes, since 2008, a yearly Summit, with the participation of the […]

World Health Assembly (24 May-1 Jun)

The World Health Assembly is the decision-making body of WHO. It is attended by delegations from all WHO Member States and focuses on a specific health agenda prepared by the Executive Board. The main functions of the World Health Assembly are to determine the policies of the Organization, appoint the Director-General, supervise financial policies, and […]

G7 Summit (11-13 Jun)

The UK has taken on Presidency of the G7 The G7 Summit will be held in Carbis Bay, Cornwall on 11-13 June 2021. The G7 Leaders' Summit in 2021 is presided over by the UK and aims to unite leading democracies to help the world build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic and create a […]

UN Human Rights Council (21 Jun-9 Jul)

The UN Human Rights Council holds no fewer than three regular sessions a year, for a total of at least ten weeks. They take place in March (four weeks), June (three weeks) and September (three weeks).

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (21 Jun)

Leaders of the Commonwealth countries meet every 2 years at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). The 26th CHOGM and associated events will be held in Kigali, Rwanda. The new date agreed with member countries will be the week of 21 June 2021. The theme for CHOGM 2021 is ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.’ Leaders […]

Commonwealth Women’s Forum (22-23 Jun)

The Commonwealth Women’s Forum will now take place from 21 to 22 June 2021 in Kigali, Rwanda The women’s forum is one of four gatherings to be held on the margins of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Delegates will discuss solutions to address pressing challenges affecting women and girls across the Commonwealth and to ensure member countries have robust policies and […]

High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (6-15 Jul)

The high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF) is the core United Nations platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The meeting of the HLPF in 2021 will be held from Tuesday, 6 July, to Thursday, 15 July 2021, under the auspices of the Economic and […]

IAS Conference on HIV Science (18-21 Jul)

The IAS Conference on HIV Science is the world’s most influential meeting on HIV research and its applications. This biennial conference presents the critical advances in basic, clinical and operational HIV research that move science into policy and practice. Through its open and inclusive programme, the meeting sets the gold standard of HIV science, featuring highly […]