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11 July 2020
Statement

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   New York, 11 July, 2020 - Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General... Read more

30 June 2020
News

Escaping child marriage in North Macedonia: ‘Once you leave your mark, others can follow’

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Life could have turned out very differently for Sibel Bajram. The young English-language teacher comes from North Macedonia’s Roma community, where child marriages – often... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

30 June 2020, ISTANBUL--Every year, millions of girls around the world are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge and consent of their families,... Read more

29 May 2020
News

Baby’s first cry under lockdown: Delivering safely amid a pandemic in North Macedonia

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — When the time came for Marija Matovska to give birth, she and her husband had more than the usual worries of first-time parents on their minds. As they rushed to the... Read more

18 May 2020
Statement

Older people’s rights and dignity must be protected amid COVID-19 pandemic

By Alanna Armitage Across Europe, from Spain to Serbia, care homes for older people have become hotspots of COVID-19 infections. According to the World Health Organization, residents of long-term... Read more

5 May 2020
Statement

Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women continue to get pregnant and babies are still being... Read more

28 April 2020
Press Release

New UNFPA projections predict calamitous impact on women’s health as COVID-19 pandemic continues

New York, USA  -​ As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, the number of women unable to access family planning, facing unintended pregnancies, gender-based violence and other harmful practices could... Read more

8 April 2020
News

UNFPA pioneers digital solutions to sexuality education as classes move online amid COVID-19 pandemic

SKOPJE, North Macedonia — Irena Lozana knew something was wrong when her son Kan stopped talking and began to withdraw from other people, preferring to play alone. “Building typical friendships and... Read more

7 April 2020
Press Release

World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health... Read more

2 April 2020
News

UNFPA North Macedonia donation to help the most vulnerable in Covid-19 response

Skopje, North Macedonia - Today, the UNFPA Office in North Macedonia made a donation in hygiene products aiming at helping women, pregnant women and the elderly, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic... Read more

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