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5 May 2021
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On International Day of the Midwife- 5 May 2021

Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health and well-being of entire communities. They deserve our respect and gratitude, but that is... Read more

2 May 2021
Press Release

UNFPA Receives Generous Contribution From Japan for its Maternal Health Project for Afghan Refugees in Iran

Tehran: UNFPA Iran welcomes a generous contribution of 1,406,345 USD from the Government of Japan toward its project "Improving Maternal Health for Afghan Refugees and Host Community Women in... Read more

1 December 2020
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COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World AIDS Day, 1 December 2020

On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and those who mourn them.   As the world combats... Read more

25 November 2020
Statement

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day to End Violence against Women 25 November 2020

Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against women and girls.   Enough to domestic violence. Enough to rape. Enough to harmful practices like female genital... Read more

12 November 2020
Press Release

Despite global COVID-19 crisis, governments uphold support for women’s and girls’ health, one year after historic ICPD25 Nairobi 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

20 October 2020
Statement
Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story   A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic... Read more

23 July 2020
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UNFPA Iran held a webinar jointly with the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare to celebrate World Population Day 2020.

UNFPA Iran held a webinar jointly with the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare to celebrate World Population Day 2020.

Tehran, 23 July 2020 UNFPA Iran held a webinar jointly with the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor and Social Welfare to celebrate World Population Day 2020. To mark World Population Day in Iran, UNFPA... Read more

2 July 2020
Press Release

State of World Population 2020: Against my will

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices   Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls,... Read more

7 May 2020
News

Global Humanitarian Response Plan COVID-19

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
News

International Day of the Midwife 2020

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

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