The World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action (WABA) is a global network of individuals
& organisations concerned with the protection, promotion & support of breastfeeding worldwide.
WABA action is based on the Innocenti Declaration, the Ten Links for Nurturing the Future and the
Global Strategy for Infant & Young Child Feeding. WABA is in consultative status with UNICEF & an NGO
in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC).
Calendar of Events 2011
1 Jan

New Year (Malaysia public holiday)

16 - 20 Jan

WGNRR Regional Youth Partner’s Meeting, Tagaytay City, Phillipines

18 - 23 Jan

126th WHO Executive Board meeting, Geneva, Switzerland.

17 – 19 Jan

Convocation of 24th CONGO General Assembly. Defining the present, shaping the future, Manhattan, New York

17 – 25 Jan

128th WHO Executive Board meeting, Geneva, Switzerland

17Jan – 4 Feb

48th Session of the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women, (CEDAW) Geneva, Switzerland

24 Jan– 4 Feb

IPACT Monitoring and Evaluation of Maternal and Newborn Health Care, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

25 Jan

L.O.V.E Community Service Festival, USM, Penang

25 – 29 Jan

2nd Global Forum on Human Resources for Health, Bangkok, Thailand

26 - 30 Jan

World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, Davos - Klosters, Switzerland

3 - 4 Feb

Chinese New Year (Malaysia Public Holiday)

6 - 11 Feb

World Social Forum, Dakar, Senegal

14 Feb

WABA’s 20th Anniversary

21 Feb - 5 Mar

Breastfeeding Advocacy & Practise Third regional course for doctors, midwives and other senior health professionals in South East Asia Penang, Malaysia
more information

22 Feb - 4 Mar

55th Session of the CSW, New York, Gender Education, Science and Technology Employment

27 Feb

Wellstart’s 26th Anniversary

3 Mar

10th Annual IBCLC Day

8 Mar

International Women’s Day (IWD),
Equal access to education, training, and science and technology: Pathway to decent work for women

11 - 12 Mar

Breastfeeding and Feminism Symposium,
Reframing Birth and Breastfeeding: Moving Forward Chapel Hill, UNC

14 - 16 Mar

Global Health Metrics and Evaluation (GHME) Conference, Controversies, Innovation and Accountability, Seattle, USA

15 Mar

World Consumer Rights Day.
Consumers for Fair Financial Services

22 Mar

World Water Day.
Water for Cities: Responding to the Urban Challenge

26 Mar

Earth Hour.
For the Planet. By the people

1 - 3 Apr

2011 Breastfeeding and Parenting Conference,
Breastfeeding Today: An Ancient art in a Modern World, La Leche League, Garden State

7 Apr

World Health Day. Antimicrobial resistance and its global spread.

11 - 15 Apr

44th Session of Commission on Population and Development.
Fertility, Reproductive Health and Development

22 Apr

Earth Day

22 Apr

Good Friday

1 May

International Labor Day

1 - 4 May

GOLD11. Global Online Lactation Discussion

3 - 6 May

The19th Consumers International World Congress 2011.
Empowering tomorrow’s consumers. HongKong

5 May

International Day of Midwife

9 May

Mother’s Day (Sun)

15 May

International Day of Families / International AIDS Memorial Day

15 - 22 May

World Respected Childbirth Week.
Birth where you want, the way you want, and with whom you want.

16 - 24 May

64th World Health Assembly, Geneva, Switzerland

18 May

9th Anniversary of GSIYCF

20 - 26 May

Global AIDS Week of Action

21 May

30th Anniversary of the Code

28 May

International Day of Action for Women’s Health

31 May

World No-Tobacco Day

5 June

World Environment Day

5 - 24 June

London Breastfeeding Practice & Policy Course.
Breastfeeding Practice and Policy course, (UCL- Institute of Child Health) London.

13 - 17 June

Global Health Council 2011 Conference, Washington, DC

19 - 23 June

ICM Triennial Congress. Midwives Tackling the Big Five globally, Durban, South Africa

20 June

Father’s Day

20 - 23 June

UNICEF Annual Exec. Board of Meeting, UNHQ, New York

4 July

34th Anniversary of Nestle Boycott

5 July

ABM 16th Anniversary

5 - 11 July

PHM Short Course for Health Activist.
Movement Building through Action for Health, NY, USA

6 - 9 July

International Association for the study of Sexuality, Culture and Society (IASSCS).
Naming and Framing. The making of sexual (in)equality, Madrid, Spain

11 July

World Population Day – UNFPA

13 - 16 July

XI Asian Congress of Nutrition 2011.
Nutritional Well-Being for a Progressive Asia: Challenges & Opportunities Suntec Singapore Int Convention & Exhibition Center

17 - 20 July

6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention. Rome, Italy

13 - 17 July

ILCA Conference and Annual Meeting, Raising the Bow:
Enhancing Practices and Improving Health Outcomes, SP, California

1 August

21st Anniversary of Innocenti Declaration

1 August

Fasting Month (Ramadhan) begins

1 - 7 August

World Breastfeeding Week

12 August

International Youth Day.
Our Year Our Voice

26 - 30 August

10th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP10).
Diverse Voices, United Action. Busan, South Korea

30 - 31 August

Hari Raya Puasa (Ramadhan Celebration – Malaysia Public Holiday)

31 Aug

Malaysia National Day (Malaysia Public Holiday)

6 - 9 Sep

61st session WHO Regional Committee for South East Asia, India

12 - 15 Sep

61st session WHO Regional Committee for Europe, Baku, Azerbaijan

16 Sep

Malaysia Day

21 Sep

International Day of Peace. Youth for peace and development

2 Oct

International Day of Non-Violence (The Late Gandhi’s birthday)

4 Oct

World Habitat Day (first Monday of the month)

10 Oct

World Mental Health Day. No health without Mental Health

12 Oct

IBFAN’s 32nd Anniversary

13 Oct

International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction (second Wednesday of the month)

15 - 16 Oct

World Rural Women’s Day / World Food Day

17 Oct

LLLI’s 55th Anniversary

17 - 21 Oct

World Congress of the World Federation of Mental Health, Cape Town, SA

17 Oct

International Day for Eradication of Poverty

19 - 22 Oct

ABA International Conference, Australia

19 - 22 Oct

6th APCRSHR Asia Pacific Conference on Reproductive & Sexual Health & Rights,
Claiming Sexual & Reproductive Rights in Asian And Pacific Societies

19 Oct

Youth Forum 6th APCRSHR, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

23 - 26 Oct

World Health Summit 2011

24 Oct

U.N Day

26 Oct

Deepavali (Malaysia Public Holiday)

26 Oct - 1 Nov

International Nestle Free Week

3 - 6 Nov

ABM 16th Annual International Conference. Miami, Florida

14 - 17 Nov

U.N. World Diabetes Day / International Students Day

16 Nov

International Day of Tolerance

19 - 20 Nov

World Day for Prevention of Child Abuse

20 Nov

Universal Children’s Day

25 Nov

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (White Ribbon Day)

1 Dec

World AIDS Day

3 Dec

International Disability Day

5 Dec

International Volunteer Day (UN)

8 Dec

Global Day of Action on climate change

9 Dec

UN Anti Corruption Day

10 Dec

Human Rights Day

25 Dec

Christmas (Malaysia public holiday)

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Events / Conference International Days / Celebration Public holidays

.. Updating in Progress ...

Calendar of Events 2010

Calendar of Events 2009

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