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7 April 2020
Statement

Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to... Read more

27 March 2020
Statement
Statement

Women, girls, health workers must not be overlooked in global COVID-19 response

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem  New York, 26 March 2020 - With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and... Read more

19 March 2020
News

As pandemic rages, women and girls face intensified risks

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the COVID-19 pandemic rages around the world, governments are taking unprecedented measures to limit the spread of the virus, ramping up health system responses and... Read more

16 March 2020
Press Release

UNFPA sounds the alarm on dire situation facing women and girls in Syria, as conflict enters its 10th year

NEW YORK, USA, 16 March 2020 - UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, expresses increasing concern about the women and girls trapped in the escalating humanitarian situation... Read more

8 March 2020
News

UNFPA Arab States Regional Office launches ‘A Women Even Here’ campaign

    Cairo, 8 March 2020 – UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO) is marking this year’s International Women’s Day by launching a digital awareness and fundraising campaign ‘A Woman Even Here’. The... Read more

7 March 2020
Statement

I am Generation Equality: Working together to achieve a gender-equal world

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women's Day,  8 March 2020 This International Women's Day, we celebrate the icons who blazed the trail towards gender... Read more

6 March 2020
Statement

UNFPA statement on novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and pregnancy

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

6 March 2020
News

“We must resolutely resist any attempts to go back”: Listening to the icons and activists of women’s rights

UNITED NATIONS, New York – The eighth of March is International Women’s Day, and the stakes could not be higher. This year marks a quarter century since the creation of the Beijing Declaration and... Read more

27 February 2020
News

Maternal deaths declining in Morocco thanks to midwives, but more support needed

RABAT, Morocco – Madame Najat Baloui, a midwife in Casablanca, vividly remembers a childbirth that went horribly wrong. “A woman was delivering vaginally,” Ms. Baloui recalled. “After several hours,... Read more

26 February 2020
News

UNFPA Algeria shares results of the qualitative study on "Promotion of Women's Rights and Men's Perception of Gender-Based Violence in Algeria".

On 02/26/2020 at the Radisson Blu hotel, UNFPA Algeria office shared the results of the qualitative study on “The Promotion of Women's Rights and Men's Perception of Violence Based on Gender in... Read more

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