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2 December 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021

Pandemics will thrive as long as inequalities do  As the world endures a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic.... Read more

25 November 2021

Joint Statement on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Imran Riza, Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Arab states Regional Director and Muhannad Hadi, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the... Read more

16 November 2021

In follow-up to the Nairobi Summit, High-Level Commission calls for urgent, ambitious action to end alarming disparities in sexual and reproductive justice

  The first report of the independent advisory body comes at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has seen a harrowing setback in women and girls’ rights  New York City, 16 November 2021 —  Two years on... Read more

22 October 2021

For breast cancer survivors and supporters in Palestine, a chance to come together

Gaza Strip, Palestine –  When Bahia was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had to contend not only with a frightening disease but also with a social stigma that left her feeling rejected and isolated... Read more

11 October 2021

UNFPA in the Arab region marks International Day of the Girl with a collection of stories, insights, and art created by adolescent girls

“I’ve been dancing since my early childhood and I will continue to dance when I’m an old woman,” writes 13-year-old Rima from Palmyra, Syria. “One day, I hope to dance all over the world and to meet... Read more

11 October 2021
Press Release

Marking International Day of the Girl Child - UNFPA Arab States Regional Office launches “In Her Words”

Cairo, Egypt, 11 October 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund Arab States Regional Office (UNFPA ASRO) is marking International Day of the Girl Child with the launch of “In Her Words” — a... Read more

10 October 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem - International Day of the Girl

Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world. We see examples of this everywhere, in... Read more

23 September 2021

New partnership between UNFPA and ESC to advance sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights

Cairo/Istanbu/lBrussels, 23 September 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund Arab States (UNFPA ASRO), and Eastern Europe and Central Asia Regional Offices (UNFPA EECARO) launched a partnership... Read more

8 September 2021

In Libya, a chance at a future after violence and rejection

TRIPOLI, Libya – After a divorce following a violent marriage, Muna* found herself facing a different set of challenges. “I suffered abuse, mistreatment and discrimination,” she recounted. “It is the... Read more

19 August 2021

How women and girls bear the brunt of climate disasters

Cairo, Egypt, 18 August, 2021 - “The climate emergency is a race we are losing, but it is a race we can win.” pointed out United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres in his remarks at the 2019... Read more