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8 March 2020
Statement

UNFPA China acknowledges female healthcare workers on Women's Day

Message from Dr. Babatunde Ahonsi, UNFPA China Representative International Women’s Day 2020 Beijing, 8 May 2020 On the occasion of International Women's Day, on behalf of UNFPA, the United Nations... Read more

5 March 2020
Statement

COVID-19 and pregnancy: UNFPA's statement

UNFPA, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, is closely monitoring and working with partners, governments and UN agencies to address the outbreak of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19),... Read more

4 March 2020
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Better suicide prevention and mental health care needed among Myanmar’s most vulnerable

YANGON, Myanmar – Globally, a person dies from suicide every 40 seconds, and it is estimated that for every death, 20 others have attempted to take their own lives. The vast majority of suicides take... Read more

24 February 2020
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UNFPA supports China's response to COVID-19

24 February 2020 BEIJING, China – As part of the United Nations' response to support the Government of China’s efforts to contain and mitigate the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in... Read more

6 February 2020
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To end FGM we need to change hearts and minds

Bjorn Andersson is the UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director. This op-ed was originally published by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, a UNFPA Asia-Pacific media partner, on the International Day of... Read more

6 February 2020
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Unleashing youth power: A decade of accelerating actions towards zero female genital mutilation

Joint statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore, UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom... Read more

8 January 2020
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“Never give up hope,” fistula survivor tells Pakistani women

“Helping women suffering fistula is my mission in life," Razia Shamshad said about the maternal injury from childbirth that she thought would ruin her life. “No woman deserves to live in misery,... Read more

10 December 2019
Statement

Youth Standing up for Human Rights

Statement for Human Rights Day from UNFPA Executive Director Dr Natalia Kanem 10 December 2019 On this Human Rights Day, we at UNFPA salute the young people who are pushing for progress and making... Read more

1 December 2019
Statement

World AIDS Day: 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

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