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28 September 2020
Press Release

Learning from Sulawesi

Bangkok, Thailand / Central Sulawesi, Indonesia  - On 28 September, 2018, a shallow 7.5 magnitude earthquake flattened communities in Central Sulawesi in Indonesia. The earthquake and tsunami it... Read more

17 September 2020

New High-Level Commission will ensure promises made at Nairobi Summit are kept as COVID-19 pandemic threatens to turn back the clock for women’s health and rights

  NEW YORK -- A new High-Level Commission of advocates, experts and activists was established today to help commitments to women’s health and rights made at the November 2019 Nairobi Summit on ICPD25... Read more

19 August 2020

World Humanitarian Day: Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more

15 August 2020

Serving on the front lines, India’s midwives and nurses save lives

When Sugandha Sadappa met her three-year-old daughter after 21 days, she couldn’t hold back her tears. "I had been on duty for seven straight days and then in quarantine for the next 14,’ Sugandha... Read more

12 August 2020

Youth leading the way in COVID19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, International Youth Day As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people are taking action to... Read more

30 July 2020

We must win the battle against human trafficking

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem: World Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2020 Every year, tens of thousands of people are trafficked across and within national borders. While... Read more

24 July 2020
Pivoting to remote research on violence against women during COVID-19

Pivoting to remote research on violence against women during COVID-19

kNOwVAWdata contributed to the Sexual Violence Research Initiative's new publication, Pivoting to remote research on violence against women during COVID-19. This resource describes the challenges of... Read more

15 July 2020
Press Release

UN helps monsoon-affected river communities in Bangladesh before peak flooding hits

In an innovative approach to dealing with the effects of severe flooding in Bangladesh, the United Nations is using the latest in data and predictive analytics to forecast the next major monsoon... Read more

14 July 2020
Press Release

Second National Study on Violence Against Women in Viet Nam is Released

HA NOI, 14 July 2020 – The National Study on Violence Against Women conducted in Viet Nam has yielded a comprehensive and updated picture of this scourge, one that the Government and partners are... Read more

11 July 2020

World Population Day 2020: UN Secretary-General's Statement

UNITED NATIONS SECRETARY-GENERAL ANTONIO GUTERRES -- MESSAGE ON WORLD POPULATION DAY 11 July 2020   The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, but it does not affect everyone equally.  It is... Read more