FIGO Statements

‘Saving Lives: highlighting the unique role of midwives in global maternal and newborn health’

FIGO supports International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2012

‘Good health for women throughout their life cycle’ - FIGO supports World Health Day 2012 (7 April 2012)

The topic for World Health Day 2012 is ‘Ageing and health’, promoting the theme ‘Good health adds life to years’...

‘Advocating for Girls’ Health World-Wide’ - FIGO supports International Women's Day (8 March 2012)

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) reaffirms its support for its valuable objectives...

FIGO supports 2012’s International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (6 February 2012)

The International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is held each 6 February to encourage global awareness of FGM (also called ‘cutting’) and to promote its eradication. The International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics (FIGO) views FGM of any type as a...

FIGO reaffirms commitment: World Aids Day (1 December 2011)

On 1 December 2011, FIGO reaffirmed its commitment to highlighting World AIDS Day.

FIGO reaffirms commitment: ‘International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women’ (25 November 2011)

On 25 November 2011, FIGO reaffirmed its commitment to the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

New to download: Uterine Evacuation - FIGO Consensus Statement

A FIGO Consensus Statement on Uterine Evacuation is now available to download

International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2011: Midwives centre stage in maternal, newborn, reproductive and sexual health

What is International Day of the Midwife? International Day of the Midwife - held on 5 May each year - was originally launched by the International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) in 1992 as a day on which to celebrate midwifery and to highlight the importance of midwives’ work worldwide. The...

FIGO urges global commitment to World Health Day 2011 (7 April 2011): ‘Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread’

In 1948, the First World Health Assembly called for the creation of a ‘World Health Day’ to mark the founding of the World Health Organization (WHO). Since 1950, it has been celebrated on 7 April each year, with a different annual theme that highlights a priority area of concern...

‘Good Health: Every Woman’s Birthright … ’ on International Women's Day (8 March 2011)

International Women’s Day (IWD) - a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future - is celebrated on 8 March each year. On this date, thousands of events are held throughout the world to inspire women and celebrate achievements. ...