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Accelerating Progress on the Millennium Development Goals for Women and Girls

UNITED NATIONS, New York - The Heads of United Nations organizations came together during the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women to release a high-level joint statement emphasizing the important role…

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Men Must Accept Women as Equals if Development Goals Are to be Achieved

<p>Men must learn what gender equality means and stop trying to control women's lives if future development goals are to have any real traction, the head of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) told a side-event at…

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Building the Future of Africa by Empowering Women and Youth

UNITED NATIONS, New York – As the 58th session of the Commission on the Status of Women opened in New York, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, and the World Bank Group convened a high-level side event to focus…

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UNFPA Patron H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits UNFPA Headquarters for Briefing on the ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report

UNITED NATIONS, New York - UNFPA Patron H.R.H. the Crown Princess of Denmark was briefed by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin on the ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report and ways to translate it into action,…

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Ban Soon-Taek, wife of UN Secretary-General and Activist, Visits UNFPA-Supported Projects in Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone -</b> United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his wife visited Sierra Leone to mark the end of the United Nations Integrated Peace building Mission in the country and a shift to a…

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Volunteering Talent and Experience to Deliver for Women and Girls

United Nations, New York – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund,  and UN Volunteers (UNV) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding reaffirming their long-standing development partnership.

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UN Launches ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Review Report

The ICPD Beyond 2014 Global Report is the culmination of a landmark UN review of progress, gaps, challenges and emerging issues in relation to the ICPD Programme of Action. It gathers data from 176 member states,…

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Improving Health Care in West Africa

Preliminary results of the Demographic and Health Survey released earlier this week in Sierra Leone indicate that the country has improved health services in the last five years.

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Visit by a Crown Princess

YANGON, Myanmar - The excitement was palpable as a group of young people patiently awaited the arrival of H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in the heart of Yangon on 10 January, 2014.

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