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7 April 2020

UNFPA Executive Director's Statement on the occasion of World Health Day 2020

  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

I am Generation Equality: Working together to achieve a gender-equal world

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

Communities make the difference

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

Together, we must stop rape now!

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 Summit on ICPD25 ends with a clear path forward to transform the world for women and girls

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

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... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

3 March 2019

Sport is One of the Best ways to Show Women Determination to Participate on the Sustainable Development of the Society

Remarks by Dr. Leila Joudane, UNFPA Representative in Iran, on the occasion of Internatioal Women's Day and National Women's Day in Iran Charity Grand Prix Alpine Skiing Competition, Tehran, Iran,... Read more

27 January 2019

The 70th Meeting of the International Health Cooperation Group on “Achievements of the Health System and International Organizations”

“We are celebrating forty years of hard work to improve women’s lives as core agents of development; we are here to share the strong will to face challenges; we are here to present the positive... Read more