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25 November 2020
Statement

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women    Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against... Read more

20 October 2020
Statement

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-... Read more

11 October 2020
Statement

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... Read more

23 September 2020
Statement

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... Read more

12 September 2020
News

South-South cooperation takes us further on the road to global solidarity

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day for South-South Cooperation   In the past 40 years, our world has transformed. Many developing countries in the Global... Read more

19 August 2020
Statement

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

11 August 2020
Statement

Youth leading the way in COVID-19 solutions

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem International Youth Day 12 August 2020    As we mark International Youth Day in the midst of a global pandemic, we witness how young people... Read more

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  Every year, tens of thousands of people are trafficked across and within national borders. While men... 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 11 July 2020 Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his... Read more

30 June 2020
Press Release

Confronting the silent and endemic crisis of harmful practices

Urgent, accelerated action needed to stop female genital mutilation, child marriage, and other practices that harm women and girls, according to new UNFPA report 30 June 2020, NEW YORK--Every year,... Read more

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