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27 November 2019
Press Release

UNFPA calls again to stop targeting health facilities in Syria

  Cairo, 27 November 2019 - Once again, health facilities are repeatedly targeted during hostilities in Syria, where an attack in the Ihsam suburb of Idlib countryside damaged two hospitals, one for... Read more

25 November 2019
Statement

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women

Message from Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of UNFPA, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   The crime of rape is a severe human rights violation, yet it... Read more

25 November 2019
Press Release
The Regional Consultation on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

On day one of the Regional Consultations on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics

On day one of the Regional Consultations on Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Participants underline the centrality of reliable data and its exchange   Amman, Jordan - 25 November 2019 - On the... Read more

23 November 2019
News

UNFPA expressed grave concern over the shelling in Qah IDP camp

Cairo, 22 November 2019 - UNFPA Regional Director for Arab States, Dr. Luay Shabaneh expressed his grave concern over the shelling in Qah IDP camp near the Turkish border in Idlib, Northern Syria... Read more

23 November 2019
Press Release

UNFPA/IDRC are holding the Regional Consultation On Civil Registration and Vital Statistics Workshop

UNFPA Arab States Regional Office (ASRO), UNFPA Population and Development Branch at headquarters and International Development Research Center MENA Regional Office (IDRC) are holding a workshop on... Read more

14 November 2019
News
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

14 November 2019
News
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

15 October 2019
News

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
Statement

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
News

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

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