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6 February 2015
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Female genital mutilation (FGM) violates the human rights and undermines the health and well-being of some 3 million girls each year. More than 130 million girls and women in the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle... Read more
10 December 2014
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Today on International Human Rights Day, I applaud human rights defenders across the globe and everyone who participated in the 16 days of activism to end violence against women. Together, we must stand up for human... Read more
28 November 2014
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Today, on World AIDS Day, I join every person around the world who believes the next generation should be free of HIV and AIDS. More than 30 years into the epidemic, we have moved beyond the early devastation wreaked... Read more
24 November 2014
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As we commemorate the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, let us mobilize for the 16 days of activism from now until Human Rights Day on 10 December. Join the global effort to “Orange YOUR... Read more
12 November 2014
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Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and Tewodros Melesse, Director-General of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), today issued a joint statement... Read more
19 October 2014
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Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, welcomes news of a ceasefire agreement that is expected to lead to the release of the more than 200 girls who were kidnapped... Read more
10 October 2014
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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, warmly welcomes the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai, which acknowledges Malala’s struggle to promote the rights of young girls, particularly to education.... Read more
9 October 2014
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The International Day of the Girl Child is commemorated annually on 11 October 2014. Today on the International Day of the Girl Child, I join every person around the world who believes that adolescent girls should live... Read more
1 October 2014
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On this 24th International Day of Older Persons, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, joins the worldwide celebration of longevity and acknowledges the contributions that older persons make to their families,... Read more
19 August 2014
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As we celebrate World Humanitarian Day, I salute those who respond to crises and work tirelessly to save people in times of deep distress and danger.

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