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17 October 2017
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In today’s world, gaps in wealth have grown shockingly wide. Billions of people linger at the bottom, denied their human rights and prospects for a better life. At the top, resources and privileges... Read more
11 October 2017
Statement
  Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day of the Girl Child 11 October 2017   Girls today enjoy better life prospects than previous generations in many ways... Read more
11 October 2017
In the News
  What does gender inequality look like? These five girls can tell you. Illustration by Bodil Jane for UNFPA. UNITED NATIONS, New York – Despite years of efforts and advances, full gender... Read more
4 October 2017
In the News
Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director On 3 October 2017, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres appointed Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund.... Read more
4 October 2017
Press Release
UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 October 2017 — Dr. Natalia Kanem was appointed Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, today by Secretary-General António Guterres. She holds the... Read more
1 October 2017
Statement
Statement of UNFPA Acting Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2017 A new narrative about the role of older persons is in the making—one that... Read more
28 September 2017
Feature Story
Ahlam was able to safely give birth by Caesarean section at a health facility with UNFPA-provided supplies. © UNFPA Yemen/Fahmia Al-Fotih
UNITED NATIONS, New York/TAIZZ, Yemen – “My husband and I agreed to use family planning and not have more kids, but he was pressured by our family and I got pregnant again,” said Ahlam, a mother of... Read more
24 September 2017
Press Release
Rutba facility room, which serves 70,000 persons.  The closest facility prior to its establishment was 30 kms away.  credits: UIMS
Baghdad, Iraq, 23 September 2017 – As the West Anbar military efforts started, the urgent humanitarian needs of internally displaced women and girls continue to escalate. To meet the needs of these... Read more
20 September 2017
In the News
"Please don't give up," urges a message at a clinic in Dohuk, Iraq, specializing in treatment for survivors of sexual violence. Sexual and gender-based violence are commonly seen as tactics of warfare. © UNFPAIraq/Turchenkova
UNITED NATIONS, New York – “Our girls were not born to be sexual slaves. Each one of them had a dream or goal for future,” Zina Salim Hassan, a 21-year-old Yazidi advocate, told UNFPA ahead of an... Read more
15 September 2017
In the News
UNFPA aid reaches Deir Ez-Zor City for the first time in three years
Damascus, Syria – For the first time in three years, UNFPA has been able to send aid to the city of Deir Ez-Zor, where tens of thousands of people are in urgent need. Relief was provided through a... Read more

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