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1 December 2020

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day   On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all those who have... Read more

25 November 2020

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day to End Violence against Women 25 November 2020 Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of... Read more

19 November 2020

UNFPA appeals for USD 131.6 million for its 2021 regional response to the Syria crisis

Amman, Jordan / Cairo, Egypt - 18 November 2020 — UNFPA is appealing for a total of USD 131.6 million to fund its regional response to the Syria crisis, which spans 11.7 million people in need of... Read more

19 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Statistics Day   A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and... Read more

8 October 2020

Against the odds, delivering mental health support in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen – Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the mental health of many women and girls in Yemen. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic... Read more

8 October 2020

A Decade of Action: Adolescent girls' power!

A decade of political unrest, wars, civil wars, and now a pandemic created a traumatizing reality for millions in the Arab region,currently home to some of the worst humanitarian crises in history.... Read more

7 October 2020

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl   It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.   Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s... Read more

26 September 2020

Three things you need to know about contraceptives and COVID-19

UNITED NATIONS, New York – This year marks six decades since the first oral contraceptive pill was introduced. Oral contraceptives – and other modern, reliable family planning supplies – have since... Read more

25 September 2020

World Contraception Day: Achievements and Challenges

UNFPA defines unmet need for family planning as the percentage of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), who do not want to get pregnant, or want to delay childbearing for the upcoming period, but... Read more

18 September 2020
Press Release

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

NEW YORK - 17 September 2020 - A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi... Read more