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23 June 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and the Prime Minster of the Kurdistan Region discuss census, population development and women rights

Erbil, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, 23 June 2021 - The UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Ib Petersen; UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States, Dr. Luay Shabaneh... Read more

22 June 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Deputy Executive Director meets the President of Iraq and the Speaker of the House of Representatives

Baghdad, Iraq, 20 June 2021 - The UN Assistant Secretary-General and UNFPA Deputy Executive Director, Mr. Ib Petersen; UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States, Dr. Luay Shabaneh; and the UNFPA... Read more

19 June 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Deputy Executive Director and UNFPA Regional Director for the Arab States arrive in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq, 19 June 2021 - The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and United Nations Population Fund Deputy Executive Director (DED), Mr. Ib Petersen, and UNFPA Regional Director for... Read more

19 June 2021
News

Joint Statement by Muhannad Hadi, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis and Luay Shabaneh, UNFPA Regional Director

Amman and Cairo, 19 June 2021 - Today, as we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we firmly reiterate the United Nation’s commitment to making the prevention... Read more

18 June 2021
Statement

STATEMENT ON THE RENEWAL OF HUMANITARIAN LIFELINE TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE IN NORTH-WEST SYRIA

(Rome/Geneva/New York, 18 June 2021): Millions of people are pressed up against the border in an active war zone in north-west Syria and remain in need of humanitarian aid to survive. The UN needs... Read more

14 June 2021
Statement

Statement of the Regional Director on the killing of a young pregnant wife in Palestine

Cairo, 14 June 2021 – UNFPA Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh, condemned the killing of a young pregnant woman in Khan Yunis, Palestine. "This type of heinous crimes is not acceptable... Read more

13 June 2021
Press Release

European Union supports UNFPA for lifesaving aid to women, girls and the displaced in Yemen

Sana’a, 13 June 2021 –  Nearly half a million of the most vulnerable women and girls in Yemen will receive emergency relief, life-saving reproductive health and mental health services thanks to a EUR... Read more

1 June 2021
Press Release

Women and girls share their first experiences with menstruation

Cairo, 1 June 2021 - Women and girls from the Arab region participated in a campaign led by Mariam, UNFPA Arab States Regional Office’s Virtual Ambassador, to break the silence on taboo, shame,... Read more

30 May 2021
News

The Republic of Korea partners with UNFPA to improve access to maternal health services for women and girls in Yemen

Sana’a, 30 May 2021 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund has received a contribution of USD 500,000 from the Republic of Korea to improve access to lifesaving maternal health services for... Read more

27 May 2021
News

Women and girls share with Mariam their first experience with menstruation

Mariam, the UNFPA Arab States Regional Office Digital Ambassador, signalled the beginning of a new story for adolescent girls in the Arab region, she aims to raise awareness on, and end all harmful... Read more

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