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9 August 2020
Statement

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2020 As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are... Read more

5 August 2020
News
The initaitive distributed protective equipment and sanitation supplies to health workers, among other support. © UNFPA Morocco

Operation SALAMA reaches millions of Moroccans with pandemic information, supplies, support

RABAT, Morocco – When the COVID-19 pandemic arrived in Morocco in March, alarm spread through the country. “At the start of the pandemic, we were very worried about our health,” Halima*, a migrant... Read more

30 July 2020
Press Release

Joint UN Awareness Raising Week Marks World Day Against Trafficking in Persons

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – 23 July 2020 There are horrible ways in which human dignity can be violated. When someone is forced to work without being paid, tricked to selling their organs... Read more

28 July 2020
News

We must win the battle against human trafficking

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020 Every year, tens of thousands of people are trafficked across and within national borders. While... Read more

11 July 2020
News
The global community must show solidarity to survive the pandemic, says UNFPA's Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem.

Putting the brakes on COVID-19: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Officially, the COVID-19 pandemic has sickened 11 million people and left more than half a million dead. But the full toll of this catastrophe has been incalculably greater... Read more

9 July 2020
News

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day 11 July 2020 Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his... Read more

8 July 2020
News
Decade of Evaluation for Action

Decade of Evaluation for Action: Regional Consultation on Influential Evaluation to Accelerate Sustainable Development in the Arab States

With only ten years left to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the UN Secretary General has called on all sectors of society and people everywhere to mobilize for a Decade of Action to... Read more

30 June 2020
News
Without urgent action, the situation for women and girls could worsen. Artwork by Fatma Mahmoud Salama Raslan.

Five things you didn’t know about practices that harm girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York – Every day, hundreds of thousands of girls around the world are harmed physically or psychologically, with the full knowledge and consent of their families, friends and... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report   30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year... Read more

18 June 2020
Statement

A Blight on Humanity’s Conscience

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict   19 June 2020   Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our... Read more

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