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23 May 2022
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Regional High-Level Joint statement on the Regional High-Level Meeting on Young People's Learning, Skilling and Transition to De

Young people address challenges and explore opportunities of transition from learning to employment in the Middle East and North Africa/Arab States region

Home to the highest rates of unemployed youth in the world, the region needs to create more than 33.3 million new jobs by 2030   Statement by Dr. Ruba Jaradat, ILO Regional Director for Arab States,... Read more

23 May 2022
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5 things you might not know about obstetric fistula

5 things you might not know about obstetric fistula

 First things first, what is obstetric fistula?   What it is: Obstetric fistula is a traumatic childbirth injury that robs a woman or girl of her health, rights and dignity. It is a hole between the... Read more

17 May 2022
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The regional launch of the State of World Population 2022

The regional launch of the State of World Population 2022

Nearly half of all pregnancies are unintended—a global crisis, says new UNFPA report   War, humanitarian emergencies create conditions for unintended pregnancies to climb further   Cairo, 17 May 2022... Read more

12 May 2022
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Shireen Abu Aqla, a Palestinian journalist and Al-Jazeera correspondent in Palestine

Killing of women and girls must stop

Statement by Dr. Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Arab States Regional Director   Cairo, May 11, 2022 - Shireen Abu Aqla, a Palestinian journalist and Al-Jazeera correspondent in Palestine, lost her life while... Read more

5 May 2022
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Midwives’ role goes beyond childbirth: Let's empower them

Midwives’ role goes beyond childbirth: Let's empower them

Sexual, reproductive, maternal, newborn and adolescent health (SRMNAH) is an essential component of the Sustainable Development Goals.  The Arab region has a total of 1.35 million SRMNCAH workers, of... Read more

5 May 2022
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Global health systems must invest in midwives

Global health systems must invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife When heavy monsoon rains flooded refugee camps in Bangladesh, it was midwife Shakila Parvin who, in... Read more

17 March 2022
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A sense of despair and betrayal by the world

After 11 years in crisis, Syrians throughout the region continue to suffer    “When I speak to loved ones in Syria and nearby countries, the common feeling I sense is despair and betrayal by the... Read more

16 March 2022
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Changes comes from within - Celebrating women’s strengths and resilience

The United Nations Populations Funds celebrate a group of women who suffered a variety of gender-based violence and harmful practices. But they gathered all their strengths and decided to reverse the... Read more

15 March 2022
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Women and girls continue to pay a heavy price in Yemen as the conflict slips further from global view

UNFPA warns of catastrophic consequences for women and girls as massive funding shortfalls impact operations.   United Nations, New York, 15 March 2022 – Seven devastating years of fighting have left... Read more

8 March 2022
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Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies. More than 1.7 million people, mostly women and children, have now fled from their homes in Ukraine to neighbouring countries. For... Read more

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