United Nations Population Award Ceremony 2021

15 July 2021


The Committee for the United Nations Population Award has chosen the recipients of the 2021 United Nations Population Award, which is given to an individual and an institution in recognition of outstanding contributions to the awareness of population issues and their solutions.

This year's winners are the General Directorate of Population of Oaxaca (DIGEPO) in Mexico, in the institutional category, and Commissaire Hassane Haousseize Zouera from Niger’s police force, in the individual category. 

Commissaire Zouera, a superintendent in Niger’s police force, is the Head of the Division for the Protection of Minors and Women, where she designed and implemented national policies to address gender-based violence, including an electronic database to monitor violence and facilitate case referrals. She is the youngest-ever winner of the award.



The Committee for the United Nations Population Award, which made the selections, is chaired by Ion Jinga, Permanent Representative of Romania to the United Nations, and is composed of representatives of nine other UN Member States. UNFPA serves as its secretariat.

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Nominations must be received no later than 22 March 2021.
The Award is presented annually for outstanding contributions to population issues.


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