UNFPA: Delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted,
every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential fulfilled.

Midwives could avert

about ⅔ of all maternal and newborn deaths

Women make up only

21.8% of all parliamentarians

Women’s wages are

70 - 90% of men’s in a majority of countries

UNFPA supplied contraceptives worth

35 million couple years of protection in 2013

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Refugee woman and child in South Sudan's Upper Nile State

15 December 2014

Strengthening support for the war-weary women of South Sudan

JUBA/NEW YORK – No reliable figures chart the current suffering of women and girls in South Sudan. But one can reliably say that the new country is one of the worst places on earth for their health and well-being. Many...

11 December 2014

Displaced Iraqi health workers empowered to serve community

ERBIL, Iraq – Dr. Suhair Abdul Alghffar, an obstetrician working in Iraq, thoroughly understands the risks and rigors of pregnancy. She also understands the misery of her patients, having essentially walked in their...

8 December 2014

Girl leaders come together to advocate for their rights in Mozambique

MAPUTO, Mozambique - “Adolescent girls have rights and potential,” declared 15-year-old Catia Zefanias Uamusse, at the opening of the National Girls’ Conference in Maputo, Mozambique, in mid-November. “We ought to be in...

Latest Publications

The 2014 edition of Adding It Up expands the scope of the report and provides...

State of World Population 2014

Young people matter. They matter because an unprecedented 1.8 billion youth are alive...

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