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11 July 2020
Statement

Secretary-General's message on World Population Day 11 July 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, but it does not affect everyone equally.  It is deepening existing inequalities and vulnerabilities, particularly for women and girls. With many... Read more

10 July 2020
News

Putting the brakes on COVID-19: Safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 12 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater... Read more

10 July 2020
News

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day   Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a... Read more

9 July 2020
News

Decade of Evaluation for Action: Regional Consultation on Influential Evaluation to Accelerate Sustainable Development in the Arab States

With only ten years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Secretary General has called on all sectors of society and people everywhere to mobilize for a Decade of Action to... Read more

8 July 2020
News

UNFPA Algeria-Reponse to COVID19

  Médéa on July 8th 2020   The UNFPA Algeria Office in partnership with AKOUAS Association for youth  talents have jointly visited the hospital of Médéa, where they donated kits of PPE personal... Read more

30 June 2020
News

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year,... Read more

18 June 2020
News

The Two Pandemics: Covering gender-based violence during COVID-19

“Covering gender-based violence is among the most challenging tasks a journalist will come across,” explains Rana Husseini, an award-winning Jordanian journalist, author, and human rights activist... Read more

18 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   19 June 2020   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our... Read more

17 June 2020
Statement

Bending the Arc of History Towards Justice

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the Fight Against Systemic Racism and Discrimination We are living through turbulent, trying times. This is a moment of suffering for many... Read more

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