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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

22 August 2019
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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
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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
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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
Statement

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
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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

11 July 2019
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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

2 July 2019
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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

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