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22 August 2019

UNFPA and the government of Tunisia announce the closing ceremony of the Second Edition of the Youth Forum in the Arab region

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

Young champions of knowledge in the Arab region

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

Women humanitarians protect human rights, dignity and give hope to others

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

12 August 2019

My Body, My Life, My World! – a brand new rallying cry for the SDG generation

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Youth Day From their communities to their capital cities, young people everywhere are demanding their rights, as affirmed 25... Read more

11 July 2019

Twenty-five years ago, leaders promised to advance women’s health and rights. Have they delivered?

Twenty-five years ago, at the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, 179 governments adopted a visionary Programme of Action that aimed to safeguard the health and rights of... Read more

11 July 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day

Want to improve women’s lives and countries’ prospects for prosperity? Expand contraceptive choice. Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether,... Read more

2 July 2019

5 ways female genital mutilation undermines the health of women and girls

“I have met many women who have suffered tremendously during labour,” said Dr. Kenza Aden, a general practitioner in Djibouti. This is because most of her patients – like about 78 per cent of girls... Read more

17 June 2019

Meet the woman protecting women in Yemen

SANA'A, Yemen – Bushra was only 14 years old when her family arranged a child marriage to an older man, and a year later she became pregnant. She was a mother of six when her husband lost his job.... Read more

28 May 2019

Four reasons menstruation is a human rights issue

Over a woman’s lifetime, she could easily spend three to eight years menstruating. Misconceptions and mismanagement of menstruation can hamper women’s ability to exercise some of their basic human... Read more

23 May 2019
Youth participating in the Regional Youth Forum 2018, Asilah, Morocco.  © UNFPA ASRO

The Youth Forum in the Arab Region 2019: Call for youth participation

The Youth Forum in the Arab Region 2019 Tunis, Tunisia, 20-22 August, 2019 CALL FOR YOUTH PARTICPATION  Deadline: 09 June 2019 (17:00 pm GMT+2/ Cairo Time) *   UNFPA and its partners in collaboration... Read more