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Dimensions of Violence Against Women and Girls, and How to End It

NEW YORK-- Throughout the first week of the Commission on the Status of Women, UNFPA highlighted numerous issues related to violence against women and girls, the theme of this year’s session.

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Creating Opportunities for Young People in Botswana

UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin urged that young people be given space and opportunities to contribute to national development in Botswana.

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Calling for an End to the Many Forms of Violence Against Women and Girls

NEW YORK -- On day two of the Commission for the Status of Women, the halls of United Nations headquarters were filled with government officials, and representatives of the UN, civil society, media and the private…

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Domestic Violence in Georgia: Breaking the Silence

TBILISI, Georgia – Ia B. is a fit, elegant woman with bright hazelnut eyes, fashionable clothes and a vibrant personality that shines through her dazzling smile

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New UN Envoy for Youth and Executive Director Discuss Priorities for Young People

NEW YORK— Just after his first week in office, Ahmad Alhendawi, newly appointed United Nations Envoy for Youth, met with UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin to discuss shared priorities around young people…

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Interview with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

In a UN News Centre interview, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, spoke on his vision and priorities for the agency as well what has been accomplished since his appointment began in January 2011.

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Interview with Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA

<p>In a UN News Centre interview, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, spoke on his vision and priorities for the agency as well what has been accomplished since his appointment began in January…

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Hanging Out with Experts on Ending Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting

While the International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM/C has been observed for over 20 years, 2013 was the first year of the day received official UN recognition.

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UNFPA Study Explores Low Usage of Modern Contraceptives in Eastern Europe

<p>ISTANBUL — The reasons behind the alarmingly low usage of modern contraceptive methods in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have been examined in a study published recently by UNFPA and the International Planned…

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