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6 February 2022

A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital mutilation as COVID-19 rages on

Joint Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem and UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on the International Day of Zero... Read more

1 February 2022

For gender-based violence survivors in Palestine, a little assistance goes a long way

WEST BANK, Palestine – After receiving psychosocial and well-being services at the UNFPA-supported Women and Girls Safe Space for gender-based... Read more

25 January 2022

United Nations Population Fund and TENA bring empowering theme of ‘Age of Renewal’ to EXPO 2020

Dubai, UAE – 25 January 2022 - In an effort to dispel social stigma around menopause in the Arab world, The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) -... Read more

20 December 2021
Teams of health care workers, including obstetricians/gynaecologists and midwives, serve two-month stints at various facilities throughout Libya to help address shortages in personnel. © UNFPA Libya

Mobile health units are saving lives in Libya

“I feared for the life of my child more than my own but thankfully we both were saved,” said Rahma, a migrant from Niger.

16 December 2021
Press Release
Group photo of the Regional Health Alliance

International development, health and humanitarian agencies announce bold plans for Regional Health Alliance

Motivated by their shared goal to achieve stronger collaboration and better health for all, international development, health and humanitarian... Read more

2 December 2021

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2021

As the world endures a third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we cannot forget that we are also on the cusp of the fifth decade of the AIDS pandemic.... Read more

25 November 2021

Joint Statement on 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence

25 November 2021 – Today marks the beginning of the 16 days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence campaign. Globally, violence against women and... Read more

16 November 2021

In follow-up to the Nairobi Summit, High-Level Commission calls for urgent, ambitious action to end alarming disparities in sexual and reproductive justice

New York City, 16 November 2021 — Two years on from the Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 — where governments, civil society and the private sector came... Read more

22 October 2021

For breast cancer survivors and supporters in Palestine, a chance to come together

Gaza Strip, Palestine – When Bahia was diagnosed with breast cancer, she had to contend not only with a frightening disease but also with a social... Read more

11 October 2021
Press Release

Marking International Day of the Girl Child - UNFPA Arab States Regional Office launches “In Her Words”

Cairo, Egypt, 11 October 2021 - The United Nations Population Fund Arab States Regional Office (UNFPA ASRO) is marking International Day of the Girl... Read more