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2 July 2020
Press Release

State of World Population 2020: Against my will

30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year, millions of girls are subjected to practices that harm them physically and emotionally, with the full knowledge... 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... Read more

5 May 2020
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International Day of the Midwife 2020

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 5 May 2020 As the world battles COVID-19, women... Read more

7 April 2020
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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
Statement

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
Statement

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
Statement

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

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

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

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