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  • 03 Feb 2021
  • Speech

Statement of the Executive Director to the 1st Regular Session of the Executive Board 2021

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS.

Statement of the Executive Director to the 1st Regular Session of the Executive…

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and…

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  • 28 Jan 2021
  • Statement

UNFPA statement on the US decision to reinstate its funding

The United States decision to restore financial and political support to UNFPA will have an enormous impact on the work of UNFPA and on the people we serve. It sends a powerful message to women and…

UNFPA statement on the US decision to reinstate its funding

The United States decision to restore financial and political support to UNFPA will have an enormous impact on the work of UNFPA…

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  • 12 Dec 2020
  • Statement

Let’s stop treating sexual and reproductive health care as anything less than essential

When universal health coverage became an agreed global goal just five years ago, it marked a huge leap forward. It is a vision of care and compassion for one another, in sickness and in health. The…

Let’s stop treating sexual and reproductive health care as anything less than…

When universal health coverage became an agreed global goal just five years ago, it marked a huge leap forward. It is a vision of…

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  • 10 Dec 2020
  • Statement

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any society. Human rights are universal principles, yet as Eleanor Roosevelt once reminded…

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any society. Human…

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  • 03 Dec 2020
  • Statement

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some disabilities are apparent, but not all. Learning disabilities and mental disorders, for example, may hinder one’s full…

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some disabilities are apparent, but not all. Learning…

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  • 01 Dec 2020
  • Statement

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and those who mourn them. As the world combats…

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all those who have lost…

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  • 25 Nov 2020
  • Statement

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against women and girls. Enough to domestic violence. Enough to rape. Enough to harmful practices like female genital…

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against women and girls. Enough to domestic violence…

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  • 20 Oct 2020
  • Statement

Trusting statistics to tell the story

A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When collected and analysed well,…

Trusting statistics to tell the story

A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects,…

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  • 11 Oct 2020
  • Statement

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices.

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to…

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