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Statement - Joint Statement on International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, and UNICEF Executive Director, Anthony Lake, on the 2016 International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation more

Press release - Syria Donors Conference 2016

3 February 2016
UNFPA to Strengthen Support for Health, Safety of Syrian Women, Girls UNITED NATIONS, New York, 3 February 2016 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is seeking $107.1 million to meet the urgent needs of more than 5 million women and girls from Syria affected by the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. About $51.93 million of the sum is to keep women and girls inside Syria healthy and safe, while $55.17 million will be used to tackle the special needs of refugees in neighbouring countries.

UNFPA and the OIC join forces to improve maternal health

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) signed a partnership agreement during a meeting in Ankara on 4-6 December 2015 to create a knowledge hub on population and reproductive, new born and child health (RMNCH) with the aim of reducing maternal, neonatal and child mortality and morbidity in the countries members of the OIC. more

International Youth Day 2013

What are the key issues facing young people in the Arab States today? Ahmad Alhindawi, the UN Secretary-General's Envoy for Youth, reflects on this question on the sidelines of the Regional Conference on Population and Development in the Arab States in Cairo.

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UNFPA Egypt Video Gallery Reproductive Health
“The Tuk-Tuk Nurse-Midwife”: A Testimony from Upper Egypt

This documentary was shot in the context of a UNFPA programme implemented by the Egyptian Ministry of Health and Population which aims at enhancing maternal health, reducing maternal mortality, among others.

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Young People take part in Arab Spring
Young People Across the Region Take Part in the Arab Spring

In 2011, young Egyptians took to the streets inspired by Tunisia. They matched in solidarity with other Arab States and demanded the right to choose for themselves.