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UNFPA Works to Ensure Women’s Health and Protection after Philippines Typhoon

MANILA— In the aftermath of super typhoon Bopha, which devastated a southern Philippines region last week, UNFPA is mobilizing its partners to conduct medical missions and provide health information sessions in the two…

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‘I Came Here to Listen,’ Secretary-General Tells Syrian Refugees in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey—"I came here to listen” said United Nations Secretary-General  Ban Ki-Moon in Islahiye refugee camp in Turkey today, “but I must say the massacre in Syria should be stopped. The violence in Syria is…

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The Executive Director in South Africa: Advocating for the ICPD Agenda

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — On a recent mission to South Africa, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehim, explained how implementing the International Conference on Population and Development Programme of Action supports the…

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ICPD Global Youth Forum: Embracing the Voice of Young People

NUSA DUA, Bali — "Dream, believe and make it happen" – Inspirational words from celebrated Indonesian singer Agnes Monica which set the tone for the opening of the ICPD Global Youth Forum, which began in Bali…

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The Netherlands Contributes nearly $100 Million to Reproductive Health

UNITED NATIONS, New York—The Government of the Netherlands has recently announced a new contribution of 72 million euros (about $96 million) to help achieve the goals of the London Summit on Family Planning.

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General Assembly Committee Calls for Stronger Global Efforts to End Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting

UNITED NATIONS -- The Third Committee of the General Assembly this week adopted a resolution calling for intensified global efforts to eliminate female genital mutilation and cutting.

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Getting Results on AIDS: New Infections Halved in Many Countries

GENEVA—A new World AIDS Day report: Results, by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that unprecedented acceleration in the AIDS response is producing results for people.

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From Perpetrators of Violence to Agents of Change: Men and Boys in Times of Conflict

Men and boys are the main perpetrators of violence against women and girls in conflict situations. This being so, it is clear that any solution to the problem must engage men and boys.

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Women Will Change the World, Executive Director Tells CNN

<p>When Babatunde Osotimehin last year became the head of UNFPA -- the international development agency promoting female rights -- the news didn't go down too well with many women working in the field.</p…

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