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21 February 2018
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Legazpi, Philippines – “I was washing clothes near my house when I heard the eruption from Mayon Volcano; it was a very loud eruption and I was very nervous” Jiassal Balatinsayo recounted.  Eight... Read more
14 February 2018
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  Bangladesh   In February 2018, UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd travelled to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh to meet Rohingya refugees who have escaped violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State. There,... Read more
6 February 2018
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UNITED NATIONS, New York, —About 68 million girls face female genital mutilation between 2015 and 2030, according to new research by UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund. The new figures project... Read more
6 February 2018
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A race against trends   Female genital mutilation is many things: A violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting... Read more
12 January 2018
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Message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem The new year is a time for reflection and for resolutions -- a time to take stock of our successes and challenges, to strengthen our resolve... Read more
18 December 2017
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  2017 Theme: Safe Migration in a World on the Move On International Migrants Day, we recognize the contributions and celebrate the vitality of the world’s 258 million migrants. Evidence... Read more
10 December 2017
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Let’s stand up for equality, justice and human dignity Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration... Read more
10 December 2017
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem for Human Rights Day, 10 December 2017 Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we celebrate the... Read more
9 December 2017
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On 9 December 2015, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 2250 on Youth, Peace and Security, the first resolution recognizing the positive role of young people in conflict prevention... Read more
1 December 2017
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem for World AIDS Day 2017 One new HIV infection is one too many – and in 2016 there were 1.8 million. In adopting the Sustainable Development... Read more

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