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11 July 2019

Statement: World Population Day 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem Her life. Her choice. Our future.   Women have a right to make their own decisions about whether, when and how often to become pregnant. That right was reaffirmed in 1994 in Cairo at the landmark International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD), where 179

23 May 2019

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Shame, isolation and segregation are among the indignities faced by the hundreds of thousands of women and girls worldwide who suffer from obstetric fistula, an injury of the birth canal after prolonged and obstructed labour. The girls and women afflicted by the condition, which is preventable and largely treatable, are often

9 March 2019

Women and innovation: a blueprint for rights and choices

Statement for International Women's Day 2019 Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, UNFPA Everywhere, new technologies and innovations are transforming the way we work, the way we communicate, the way we interact with each other and with our environment, and the way we live, in ways previous generations could not have imagined.

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