7 February 2011
In the News
NEW YORK — At a joint meeting of the Executive Boards of UNICEF and four other UN agencies, Executive Director Anthony Lake this morning called for a global commitment to reaching the poorest and most disadvantaged... Read more
14 December 2010
UNITED NATIONS, New York—United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has said that UNFPA’s Thoraya Ahmed Obaid will be remembered for her global leadership on human rights, reproductive health and the empowerment of... Read more
12 August 2010
Today marks the 25th International Youth Day, which is also the launch at the United Nations of the International Year of Youth. The year-long commemoration, whose theme is dialogue and mutual understanding, aims to... Read more
8 January 2010
UNITED NATIONS —United States Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today marked the 15th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) by announcing her government’s renewed... Read more
12 October 2009
NEW YORK — Postulating that all human beings have inalienable rights is one thing. Actually achieving that is a long process with many dimensions. For example, the right to sexual and reproductive health is a... Read more
2 November 2009
NEW YORK — The definitive story behind the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) and how it has changed the world over the course of the last 15 years is detailed in the newly released book... Read more
29 September 2009
NEW YORK — Improving maternal health and reducing newborn deaths is a complex undertaking because, among other things, it involves strengthening health systems, scaling up programmes to reach remote rural areas and... Read more
9 October 2009
NEW YORK — On 12 October, the General Assembly of the United Nations will hold a high-level meeting to mark the 15th anniversary of International Conference on Population and Development and discuss the visionary 20-... Read more
5 May 2009
NEW YORK — Fifteen years after a conference in Cairo captured the world’s attention, some of its key leaders had a conversation about what it all meant, to UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and to the world,... Read more
20 May 2008
New York – In Afghanistan, where fertility and maternal death rates are among the highest in the world, restricted access to certain conflict areas makes it nearly impossible to deliver contraceptives to woman who would... Read more