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  • 29 Nov 2022
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2022

Equal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is crucial for all 8 billion people in our world today. The urgent call to dismantle discriminatory barriers to rights and choices is nowhere…

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World AIDS Day 2022

Equal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights is crucial for all 8 billion people in our world today. The urgent call…

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  • 23 Nov 2022
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2022

With the global population recently reaching 8 billion, we can celebrate many signs of human progress. Better health and longer lives brought us to this point. Yet a sobering reality is how uneven…

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

With the global population recently reaching 8 billion, we can celebrate many signs of human progress. Better health and longer…

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  • 11 Nov 2022
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the crisis in Somalia

“A catastrophe is unfolding in Somalia. The country has been blighted by the longest and most severe drought in recent history, which is expected to continue well into 2023. Entire communities are…

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the crisis in Somalia

“A catastrophe is unfolding in Somalia. The country has been blighted by the longest and most severe drought in recent history,…

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  • 10 Oct 2022
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl 2022

Today, as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, how many ten-year-old girls are able to look forward to realizing their full potential? A girl’s life should begin…

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

Today, as we commemorate the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl, how many ten-year-old girls are able to look…

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  • 05 Sep 2022
  • Statement

Window of opportunity to prevent famine in Somalia is closing

Joint statement on behalf of the Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 05 September 2022.

Window of opportunity to prevent famine in Somalia is closing

Joint statement on behalf of the Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee, 05 September 2022.

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  • 02 Sep 2022
  • Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the devastating floods in Pakistan

Our hearts go out to the people of Pakistan during this devastating time, as heavy monsoon rains have flooded a third of the country, affecting more than 33 million people, of whom an estimated 650,…

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

Our hearts go out to the people of Pakistan during this devastating time, as heavy monsoon rains have flooded a third of the…

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  • 31 Aug 2022
  • Statement

Statement of the Executive Director to the Second Regular Session of the Executive Board 2022

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Second Regular Session of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS on 31 August 2022.

Statement of the Executive Director to the Second Regular Session of the…

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Second Regular Session of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and…

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  • 26 Aug 2022
  • Speech

Remarks by Dr. Natalia Kanem at condolence meeting for Dr. Nafis Sadik

Remarks by Dr. Natalia Kanem at condolence meeting for Dr. Nafis Sadik, held at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United Nations, Friday 26 August 2022.

Remarks by Dr. Natalia Kanem at condolence meeting for Dr. Nafis Sadik

Remarks by Dr. Natalia Kanem at condolence meeting for Dr. Nafis Sadik, held at the Permanent Mission of Pakistan to the United…

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  • 16 Aug 2022
  • Statement

World Humanitarian Day Statement

Around the world, there are multiple intersecting and complex crises affecting humankind – from conflict to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, from escalating climate impacts to sharp commodity price…

World Humanitarian Day Statement

Around the world, there are multiple intersecting and complex crises affecting humankind – from conflict to the ongoing…

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