21 June 2013
BRASILIA — At the end of a three-day mission to Brazil, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin left with good news: Brazil is committed to support the International Conference on Population Development review... Read more
8 May 2013
SUVA, Fiji — If alarming rates of violence against women are to be effectively addressed, the status of women needs to be elevated. UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin emphasized the fundamental, often... Read more
6 March 2013
UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin urged that young people be given space and opportunities to contribute to national development in Botswana. Dr. Osotimehin made this call at a discussion with youths... 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
10 August 2012
Almost 20 years ago, 179 Member States convening at the International Conference on Population and Development agreed to protect the rights of young people, particularly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health.... Read more
2 October 2012
UNITED NATIONS --- Every maternal death is a tragedy that leads to tremendous negative consequences for children, families and societies. That’s why we need to ensure that each and every woman has access to well... Read more
26 August 2012
BANGKOK — Dramatic demographic changes in Asia, coupled with persistent social inequality, require countries to urgently tackle population concerns with foresight and justice, the head of UNFPA said today at a regional... Read more
20 June 2012
RIO DE JANEIRO —On the eve of the official opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20), Member States announced that they had agreed on the Conference’s outcome document, The Future We Want. “We now... Read more
11 July 2012
In the News
Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) July 11, 2012 On World Population Day, two former UNFPA Executive Directors, Dr. Nafis Sadik and Thoraya Ahmed Obaid, released the following statement calling on the world to prioritize the work... Read more
29 June 2012
FAVELA DA ROCINHA, Brazil --- Promptly at 7 am, on the third day of his mission to the Rio+20 conference, UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin set out in another direction. At the invitation of the Minister... Read more