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12 September 2020
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In the past 40 years, our world has transformed. Many developing countries in the Global South have emerged from poverty and built thriving economies and societies. They drive much of the global economic dynamism we... Read more
19 August 2020
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Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records, with hundreds of humanitarian workers assaulted, injured, kidnapped or killed. This year, threats to... Read more
12 August 2020
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Young people have been frontline responders to the COVID-19 pandemic, mobilizing across the world. They are health workers, activists, innovators, and social and community workers.
30 July 2020
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Every year, tens of thousands of people are trafficked across and within national borders. While men and boys tend to be trafficked into forced labour, women and girls tend to be trafficked into forced sex.
11 July 2020
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The COVID-19 pandemic affects everyone, everywhere, but it does not affect everyone equally.  It is deepening existing inequalities and vulnerabilities, particularly for women and girls.

With many countries on... Read more

11 July 2020
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Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic. One woman in three... Read more
1 July 2020
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UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, notes with regret the determination by the United States of America to withhold funds from UNFPA for the fourth consecutive year.
19 June 2020
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Sexual violence in conflict is a threat to our collective security, a violation of international law and a blight on humanity’s conscience. As a weapon of war, it subjugates women and men and destabilizes entire... Read more
14 June 2020
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A desperate yearning for a long-departed mother. Reaching deep from the bowels of fragile humanity. Grasping for breath. Begging for mercy. The entire world heard the tragic cry. The family of nations saw his face... Read more
12 June 2020
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We at UNFPA stand in solidarity in the global fight against racism and support the peaceful struggle against all forms of discrimination, marginalization and injustice.

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