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20 October 2020

Trusting statistics to tell the story

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020  A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When collected and analysed well, statistics can advance sustainable

11 October 2020

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl   It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard.   Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices.   Too often, their voices are silenced, in households, in schools and in the

23 September 2020

UNFPA deeply concerned about reports of violations of women's reproductive rights

Recent news reports from around the world about invasive, life-altering reproductive health procedures performed without knowledge or consent, if true, are a serious cause for alarm. Whenever a woman is denied the power to make her own decisions about whether, when or how often to become pregnant, her internationally recognized

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