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  • 02 Jan 2023
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UN humanitarian leaders urge Security Council to preserve cross-border aid lifeline to north-west Syria

United Nations Security Council resolution 2642 – which allows for life-saving humanitarian aid to be delivered to north-west Syria from across the Turkish border – is set to expire in eight days. If…

UN humanitarian leaders urge Security Council to preserve cross-border aid…

United Nations Security Council resolution 2642 – which allows for life-saving humanitarian aid to be delivered to north-west…

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  • 28 Dec 2022
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Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on Afghanistan, Women’s participation in aid delivery must continue

The decision by Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to ban women from working in humanitarian non-governmental organizations is a major blow for vulnerable communities, for women, for children, and

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee on Afghanistan,…

The decision by Afghanistan’s de facto authorities to ban women from working in humanitarian non-governmental organizations is a maj

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  • 26 Dec 2022
  • Statement

Taliban banning women from higher education and from working with humanitarian organizations

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA

Taliban banning women from higher education and from working with humanitarian…

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem, Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund, UNFPA

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  • 13 Dec 2022
  • Speech

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Launch of UNFPA Humanitarian Action Overview 2023

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem delivered at the Launch of UNFPA Humanitarian Action Overview, Tuesday 13 December 2022 at 10:00 am EST.

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Launch of UNFPA…

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem delivered at the Launch of UNFPA Humanitarian Action Overview, Tuesday 13…

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  • 12 Dec 2022
  • Speech

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Arria Formula Meeting of the Security Council on the Implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem delivered at the Arria Formula Meeting of the Security Council on the Implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security Agenda, Monday 12 December…

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Arria Formula…

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem delivered at the Arria Formula Meeting of the Security Council on the…

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  • 08 Dec 2022
  • Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 2022

As we mark this year’s Human Rights Day, we call on people everywhere to #StandUp4HumanRights. All 8 billion people alive today should enjoy all human rights, as defined in the Universal Declaration…

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day 2022

As we mark this year’s Human Rights Day, we call on people everywhere to #StandUp4HumanRights. All 8 billion people alive today…

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  • 07 Dec 2022
  • Speech

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at 'The Virtual is Real', hosted by UNFPA and Grace Farms Foundation

Remarks delivered by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at 'The Virtual is Real', hosted by UNFPA and Grace Farms Foundation in New Canaan, Connecticut on 7 December 2022.

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at 'The Virtual is…

Remarks delivered by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at 'The Virtual is Real', hosted by UNFPA and Grace…

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  • 05 Dec 2022
  • Speech

First Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the First Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.

First Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the First Session of the Permanent Forum on People of African Descent.

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  • 01 Dec 2022
  • Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2022

For the 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, bodily autonomy is a right but not always a reality. Too often, persons with disabilities go unprotected from violence or are prevented from…

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International…

For the 1 billion people in the world with disabilities, bodily autonomy is a right but not always a reality. Too often, persons…

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