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14 November 2019
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Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 day one recap

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 day one recap

World leaders, representatives of non-governmental organizations, young people, business leaders and community groups began unveiling their commitments to end preventable maternal death, meet all... Read more

14 November 2019
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The President of the Republic of Kenya, Uhruru Kenyatta, is pictured with some high level representatives, including (sitting from left) the Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, Natalia Kanem, and the Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Amina J. Mohammed,

Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 ends with a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls

NEWS RELEASE   Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 ends with a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls   NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 November 2019 - The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in... Read more

15 October 2019
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UNFPA calls for protection of women and adolescent girls in northeastern Syria and end to hostilities

“UNFPA is extremely concerned about the current situation in northeastern Syria,” said Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund. “The military operation poses... Read more

11 October 2019
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GirlForce:  Unscripted and unstoppable on the road to Nairobi and beyond!

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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Marking the International Day of the Girl, UNFPA launches publication to highlight the strength of Syrian adolescent girls

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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Preventable maternal deaths down from 2000, but rate of progress at a crawl

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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Life-saving services at risk as humanitarian funding dries up in Yemen

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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After days on the run, pregnant Syrian woman finds safe haven and safe delivery

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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Pushing the ICPD agenda by defeating barriers

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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With GBP 7 million in funding over the coming year, the United Kingdom continues to support UNFPA’s response to the Syria crisis

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

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