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.

World Health Organization Executive Board Meeting – 3-8 February, Geneva

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

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

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”

InterAction Forum – 21-23 April, Washington

Earth Day – 22 April, Global

Skoll World Forum, 31 March – 3 April, Oxford

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

Human Rights Day – December 10