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12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health and rights, one year after historic Summit

New York, 12 November 2020 -- As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take a heavy toll on the health and economies of countries around the world, governments, non-governmental organizations,... Read more

12 November 2020
News

UNFPA Arab States Regional Office Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Friends of Cancer Patients in the United Arab Emirates

Sharjah/United Arab Emirates, 10 November 2020 - UNFPA Arab States Regional Office and the Friends of Cancer Patients (FOCP) UAE and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) signed a Memorandum of... Read more

10 November 2020
Press Release

UNFPA cooperates with FOCP to reduce cervical cancer burden in the Arab Region

UNFPA cooperates with FOCP to reduce cervical cancer burden in the Arab Region Sharjah/United Arab Emirates, 10 November 2020 - United Nations Population Fund, Arab States Regional Office (ASRO)... Read more

28 October 2020
Press Release

KSRelief and UNFPA sign new agreement to improve women’s protection services in Yemen

Cairo, Egypt -  28 October 2020 – Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Humanitarian Aid & Relief Centre (KSRelief) announced a contribution of US$ 1.6 million today to support the efforts of UNFPA, the... Read more

22 October 2020
News

UNFPA, Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh condemn the killing of a pregnant women in Qalqilya, Palestine

Cairo- 22 October 2020 – The United Nations Population Fund, Arab States Regional Director, Dr. Luay Shabaneh, is shocked and deeply disturbed by the killing of 24 years old pregnant women in Nabi... Read more

19 October 2020
News

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020 A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being... Read more

10 October 2020
Statement

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2020 It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.  Today, on the International Day of... Read more

7 October 2020
News

A Decade of Action: Adolescent girls' power!

A decade of political unrest, wars, civil wars, and now a pandemic created a traumatizing reality for millions in the Arab region,currently home to some of the worst humanitarian crises in history.... Read more

4 October 2020
News
Ishraq says the number of calls to her mental health care hotline have surged since the pandemic reached Yemen. © UNFPA Yemen

Against the odds, delivering mental health support in Yemen

SANA’A, Yemen – Years of war, poverty and gender-based violence have taken a serious toll on the mental health of many women and girls in Yemen. Now, the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic... Read more

24 September 2020
News
A woman receiving Family Planning services. ©UNFPA Tunisia

World Contraception Day: Achievements and Challenges

UNFPA defines unmet need for family planning as the percentage of women of reproductive age (15-49 years), who do not want to get pregnant, or want to delay childbearing for the upcoming period, but... Read more

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