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3 December 2022

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities -3 December

For the 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, bodily autonomy is a right but not always a reality. Too often, persons with disabilities go... Read more

25 November 2022

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

With the global population recently reaching 8 billion, we can celebrate many signs of human progress. Better health and longer lives brought us to... Read more

25 November 2021

International Day to End Violence against Women

  International Day to End Violence against Women  25 November 2021  Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped. It may seem like the online world is safe for... Read more

17 November 2021
Press Release

In follow-up to the Nairobi Summit, High-Level Commission calls for urgent, ambitious action to end alarming disparities in sexual and reproductive justice

The first report of the independent advisory body comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a harrowing setback in women and girls’ rights  New York City, 16 November 2021 —  Two years on... Read more

8 November 2021

For breast cancer survivors and supporters in Palestine, a chance to come together

Gaza Strip, Palestine –  When Bahia was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had to contend not only with a frightening disease but also with a social stigma that left her feeling rejected and isolated... Read more

7 October 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl Child

Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world. We see examples of this everywhere, in... Read more

23 September 2021

New partnership between UNFPA and ESC to advance sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights

Cairo/Istanbu/lBrussels, 23 September 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund Arab States (UNFPA ASRO), and Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Offices (UNFPA EECARO) launched a partnership... Read more

14 September 2021

In Libya, a chance at a future after violence and rejection

TRIPOLI, Libya – After a divorce following a violent marriage, Muna* found herself facing a different set of challenges. “I suffered abuse, mistreatment and discrimination,” she recounted. “It is the... Read more

24 August 2021

How women and girls bear the brunt of climate disasters

Cairo, Egypt, 18 August, 2021 - “The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.” pointed out United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his remarks at the 2019... Read more

12 August 2021

Young leaders blaze the trail toward a more equitable future

UNITED NATIONS, New York – “In my country, youth are used as fuel for war and are pushed into conflicts,” Abdul Hamid Ghalib, now 23, from Yemen, told UNFPA at the Youth Forum in the Arab region in... Read more