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5 June 2017
Statement
Dr Babatunde Osotimehin: 1949 - 2017
UNITED NATIONS — With profound sadness, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, announces that its Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, passed away suddenly at his home last night. He was... Read more
5 June 2017
News
UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, with a Syrian teenage girl with special needs at the Nizip Camp in Turkey. Photo: UNFPA/Nezih Tavlas
United Nations, New York -- Secretary-General António Guterres and other senior United Nations officials have paid tribute to Babatunde Osotimehin, the Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (... Read more
4 June 2017
News
  Cox’s Bazar - As Severe Cyclonic Storm Mora surged towards Bangladesh on the evening of May 29, Nira Khatun, a UNFPA-deployed midwife, worried for her patients, family and friends. “People were... Read more
2 June 2017
News
Refugees in Kutupalong camp in Bangladesh rebuild their homes after Cyclone Mora tore through the area. Photo: UNHCR/Shinji Kubo
2 June 2017 – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and other UN agencies are calling for urgent aid to help hundreds of thousands of people affected by Cyclone Mora, which swept across the Bay... Read more
29 May 2017
Press Release
The power of mobile technology aims to strengthen maternal and newborn health in a rapidly-developing country. Vientiane – The Safe Delivery app, symbolizing the power of mobile technology, will soon... Read more
23 May 2017
Statement
  Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May 2017 Over the past year, I followed the total transformation of two women’... Read more
17 May 2017
Statement
On the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, a call for compassion, love and understanding Yoriko Yasukawa, UNFPA’s Director for Asia and the Pacific May 17, 2017 Let us... Read more
15 May 2017
News
Population and Development South-South Cooperation Centre of Excellence Launched in Beijing during the Belt and Road Forum Beijing, May 15, 2017 - The Population and Development South-South... Read more
14 May 2017
Statement
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres' remarks at the opening of the Belt and Road Forum [as delivered] Beijing, May 14, 2017 Your Excellency President Xi Jinping, President of the People’s... Read more
5 May 2017
News
Sri Lanka, with a free health care system has much to boast in the provision of reproductive health services. The country’s health indicators are often envied among its South Asian counterparts. This... Read more

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