29 June 2020
GODOMEY, Benin/ASSAHOUN, Togo/CONAKRY, Guinea – As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to spread, health workers in several West African countries say it has been challenging to prevent the spread of the virus while... Read more
26 September 2016
UNITED NATIONS, New York/COTONOU, Benin – A coalition of reproductive health organizations is sounding the alarm over the unmet contraceptive needs of hundreds of millions of people. Lack of funding for contraceptives... Read more
26 September 2015
UNITED NATIONS, New York/DAKAR, Senegal – Thousands of people have been killed and millions displaced in the Lake Chad Basin region, the result of a relentless and ongoing campaign of violence by Boko Haram insurgents.... Read more
4 May 2015
COTONOU, Benin – “I have seen more and more women with child-delivery problems suffer needlessly,” said midwife Florence Djihoun, 48, at her UNFPA-supported clinic in Cotonou, Benin. Globally, complications of pregnancy... Read more
14 November 2012
COTONOU, Benin — On the eve of the Africa Regional Youth Forum in Benin, UNFPA's Executive Director was awarded the highest National Honor from the Republic of Benin for his dedication to Africa's development and his... Read more
12 October 2010
In the News
COTONOU, Benin — More than 120 young law students from 60 universities representing 24 African countries gathered here last week to compete in the 19th African Human Rights Moot Court Competition. Law students argued on... Read more
10 December 2001
The Organization for Service and Life (Organisation pour le Service et la Vie (OSV), a local non-governmental organization (NGO) in the Francophone West African country of Benin, has launched a collection of family... Read more
19 April 2004
COTONOU, Benin—The new Multi-Media Centre complex is bustling with hands-on activity. In every room, young people from around the country—nearly 300 in all—are learning how to be print journalists, photographers, radio... Read more
30 April 2008
GENEVA — UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) signed an agreement here today to strengthen their combined efforts to respond to the sexual and... Read more

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