Ensuring rights and choices for all


19 August 2018

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the passing of former Secretary-General Kofi Annan

I am deeply saddened to learn of the death of Kofi Annan, who throughout his exemplary career worked tirelessly for a more just and peaceful world, based on our shared humanity and fundamental values rooted in universal human rights.     He promoted dialogue and celebrated diversity – of thought, belief and action. He

19 August 2018

Urgent efforts needed to protect women and girls in crises

Women and girls uprooted by war or disaster are at heightened risk of rape, exploitation and abuse. Yet reaching a refugee camp or other places where humanitarian services are available does not necessarily eliminate these risks.  A poorly lit lavatory or a water pump that is out of view of security officers can be dangerous

12 August 2018

Let’s put young people at the centre

We want to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and make good on our pledge to leave no one behind. We want to build lasting peace. Therefore, young people belong at the centre of our collective efforts. Let us embrace young people as active partners on this journey together. None of our ambitious global goals can be



Through its 126 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 142 primary healthcare facilities, and 33...
Through its 132 Women and Girls Safe Spaces, 145 primary healthcare facilities, and 26...

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