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7 May 2020
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Global response to COVID-19 must address rights and needs of women and girls op-ed: Dr Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population... Read more
5 May 2020
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Celebrating midwives, unsung heroes on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world... Read more
7 April 2020
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  World Health Day: Protecting midwives to keep women and babies safe amid the COVID-19 pandemic On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives... Read more
7 March 2020
Statement
I am Generation Equality: Working together to achieve a gender-equal world This International Women's Day, we celebrate the icons who blazed the trail towards gender equality. We now look to today’s... Read more
1 December 2019
Statement
Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day This World AIDS Day, UNFPA recognizes the vital role of communities in delivering sexual and reproductive health services... Read more
25 November 2019
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Statement by Dr Natalia Kanem, Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 2019   The crime of rape is a severe human... Read more
14 November 2019
Press Release
NAIROBI, Kenya, 14 November 2019 - The Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 concluded today in the Kenyan capital, with partners making bold commitments to transform the world by ending all maternal deaths,... Read more
12 August 2019
Statement
UNFPA Executive Director Natalia Kanem Statement on International Youth Day 2019 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 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... Read more
23 May 2019
Statement
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... Read more

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