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11 October 2016
Feature Story
Video of jmltO-K9ivs   There are 1.1 billion girls in the world today, a powerful constituency for shaping a sustainable world that is better for everyone. They are brimming with talent and... Read more
11 October 2016
In the News
The theme of this year's International Day of the Girl is Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress: What Counts for Girls. While we can applaud the ambition and potential of the Sustainable Development... Read more
11 October 2016
Statement
  Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child   “Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager... Read more
1 October 2016
Statement
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's Message on the International Day of Older Persons (1 October 2016) - The International Day of Older Persons is our chance... Read more
1 October 2016
Statement
60+ counts: The transformative force of population ageing
Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of Older Persons, 1 October 2016 Population ageing – one of the most significant trends of the 21st century... Read more
1 October 2016
Opinion
Astrid Bant is the UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam
Astrid Bant is the UNFPA Representative in Viet Nam. Just a few weeks ago, Viet Nam hosted a major regional conference on the economic implications of ageing, organized by HelpAge International with... Read more
22 September 2016
Statement
UN Free and Equal LGBT Rights Global Public Education Campaign
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon made an impassioned address at the UN's first-ever high-level meeting on LGBT rights, on 21 September 2016, held on the sidelines of the General Assembly... Read more
21 September 2016
Statement
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon rings the Peace Bell at the annual ceremony held at UN headquarters in observance of the International Day of Peace (21 September)
New York - Every year on the International Day of Peace, the United Nations calls on warring parties to lay down their arms and observe a 24-hour global ceasefire. The symbolism of a day without... Read more
20 September 2016
In the News
From 6-9 September a government-led joint needs assessment was conducted, which included UN agencies, DPRK Red Cross, IFRC and international NGOs
Pyongyang – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is delivering essential Dignity Kits and lifesaving reproductive health services for women and... Read more
7 September 2016
In the News
Krishna Gautam is the founder of the charity Ageing Nepal.   Why and how did you start Ageing Nepal? A year after my mother’s death in 2003, my father began to age rapidly – becoming forgetful,... Read more

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