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11 October 2019
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Around the world, girls are challenging gender stereotypes and breaking free from the traditional roles that society has dictated for generations. More and more are saying no to child marriage and... Read more
10 October 2019
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UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, is pleased to announce the launch of  Unbroken, a publication that showcases the remarkable resilience and potential of adolescent... Read more
8 October 2019
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UNITED NATIONS, New York – Data from 2017 show that approximately 810 women die each day of preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. This is a roughly 38 per cent decline in the global... Read more
2 October 2019
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SANA’A, Yemen/UNITED NATIONS, New York – Om Asma’s most recent pregnancy could have killed her. She already had a baby at home, and her body felt depleted. “I became pregnant immediately after the... Read more
25 September 2019
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AL HOL CAMP, Syria – “I never expected that I would be in this situation and suffer so much,” 18-year-old Khadeeja told a UNFPA health worker in the Al-Hol Camp in northeastern Syria, where some 75,... Read more
29 August 2019
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Growing up, Thekra Alhazmi, from Saudi Arabia, knew that the odds were against her dreams. She wanted to study electrical engineering. STEM studies and jobs are largely male-dominated and difficult... Read more
28 August 2019
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In continuation of the extended partnership between the Department for International Development of the United Kingdom (DFID) and UNFPA, DFID is contributing GBP 7 million over the coming year to... Read more
22 August 2019
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Tunis, 22 August 2019 – Today, UNFPA, the United Nations agency for sexual and reproductive health, announced the closing ceremony of the second edition of the Youth Forum in the Arab Region in... Read more
21 August 2019
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The Arab states region is home to more than a 100 million young women and men under 30. The region’s ability to harness the full potential of this large youth population is hindered by unique... Read more
19 August 2019
Statement
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day As we mark World Humanitarian Day, UNFPA salutes those who respond to crises around the world. This year, we call... Read more

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