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30 July 2020
Statement

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
News
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
News

Pregnancy doesn't stop during a pandemic. Neither do human rights.

Opinion-Editorial by Dr Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director and Bjorn Andersson, UNFPA Asia-Pacific Regional Director   COVID-19 continues to take an enormous toll on women and girls around the... Read more

11 July 2020
Statement

Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Population Day Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a... Read more

11 July 2020
Statement

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

11 July 2020
Statement

Accelerating Rights and Choices for All in a Post-COVID-19 Asia-Pacific

WORLD POPULATION DAY 2020 ACCELERATING RIGHTS AND CHOICES FOR ALL IN A POST-COVID ASIA-PACIFIC UNFPA ASIA-PACIFIC REGIONAL DIRECTOR BJORN ANDERSSON: OPENING REMARKS AT WPD2020 ONLINE COMMEMORATION 9... Read more

10 July 2020
News

Ensuring maternal healthcare during a pandemic

The COVID-19 crisis has taken a staggering toll worldwide. As countries are under lockdown and health systems are struggling to cope, sexual and reproductive health services continue to be affected.... Read more

2 July 2020
News

A midwife drops her knife and transforms her community

Indonesia - When Suci Maesaroh went to midwifery school in Indonesia, female genital mutilation was not covered in the curriculum. But as soon as she began to practice, it became clear that... Read more

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