Media Advisory

Briefing to highlight needs of 48 million women and girls in crises and emergencies in 2020

5 February 2020

UNITED NATIONS, New York—UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, will present an appeal to urgently provide life-saving reproductive health and protection services to 48 million women, girls and young people, including 4 million pregnant women, living in 57 countries affected by conflict, war or natural disasters in 2020. 

Media are invited to an advanced pre-view briefing on the new humanitarian appeal for 2020. 

WHAT:            Media briefing on the Humanitarian Overview 2020 Appeal

WHEN:         Thursday, 6 February, 11:00 AM -12:00 PM. 

WHERE:        The United Nations Correspondent Association (UNCA) conference room on 3rd floor  

Panel representatives: 

•    Mr. Arthur Erken, Director for UNFPA’s Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships
•    Ms. Shoko Arakai, Director of UNFPA’s Humanitarian Office 
•    Dr. Afrah Thabet, Reproductive Health Specialist at UNFPA in Yemen 
•    Luay Shabaneh, Regional Director for UNFPA’s Arab States Regional Office.  

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For more information, please contact: 

Ann Erb Leoncavallo: +1 917 860 7256: leoncavallo@unfpa.org
Malene Arboe-Rasmussen:  +1 201 253 6679; arboe-rasmussen@unfpa.org
Eddie Wright: +1 917 831 2074; ewright@unfpa.org