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27 March 2020
Statement

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

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem:  With each passing day, the scale of the COVID-19 crisis and its consequences are becoming ever more apparent and alarming. UNFPA, the United... Read more

20 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

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

1 December 2019
News

Sex workers face high HIV risks – and high barriers to care

SKOPJE, North Macedonia – As a transgender sex worker, Lila Milic has endured more than her share of mistreatment. Yet she does not feel safe seeking care and protection in the one place that should... Read more

14 November 2019
News

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 ends with a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls

Nairobi, 14 November 2019 - The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths, unmet need... Read more

23 October 2019
Press Release

UNFPA population event ends with calls for strengthening human capital in response to demographic change

Investing in human capital, especially people’s health, education and innovative potential, is a key strategy for responding to demographic change in South-East Europe, participants concluded today... Read more

12 August 2019
Press Release

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

New York, United Nations  - From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25 years ago at the International Conference on Population... Read more

12 August 2019
News

UNFPA's new Global Strategy for Adolescents and Youth

The strategy is UNFPA’s strategic contribution to the UN Youth Strategy 2030: the United Nations Strategy on Youth. It will serve as:   a) the framework for our programming on adolescents and youth,... Read more

26 July 2019
News

Accelerating innovation to end unmet need for family planning

MUNICH, Germany — What if young people on the autism spectrum could access individually tailored sexuality-education information anytime they go online? That’s just one of the innovative approaches... Read more

10 July 2019
News

“What's Changed?” talks in North Macedonia marked World Population Day

This year's #WPD calls for global attention to the unfinished business of the Cairo ICPD Conference in 1994 was marked with “What's changed after 25 years talks in North Macedonia on gender-based... Read more

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