International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 

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International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation  in United Nations in 2023
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2024 United Nations Tuesday, February 6thInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 
2023 United Nations Monday, February 6thInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 
2022 United Nations Sunday, February 6thInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 
2021 United Nations Saturday, February 6thInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 
2020 United Nations Thursday, February 6thInternational Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation 
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Recognizing that injury to the female genital organs for non-medical reasons is a violation of the human rights of girls and women and violates a person's rights to health, security, and physical integrity; the right to be free from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; and the right to life when the procedure results in death, the General Assembly designated Feb 6 as an annual day of zero tolerance for this practice.

The UN urges that this day promote awareness-raising campaigns and concrete actions against female genital mutilations (Res 67/146 of Mar 5, 2013). 

"On this Day of Zero Tolerance, I call for increased, concerted and global action to end female genital mutilation and fully uphold the human rights of all women and girls." — UN Secretary-General António Guterres

For info: United Nations, Dept of Public Info, New York, NY 10017.

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