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11 July 2020
Statement
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
11 July 2020
Statement

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

1 July 2020
Statement
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
Statement
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
Statement
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
Statement
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.
28 May 2020
Statement
We are increasingly alarmed about the situation in Yemen. COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across the country already experiencing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, driven by an unabated conflict. But we are... Read more
23 May 2020
Statement
We must accelerate efforts if we are to achieve our global ambition of ending fistula by 2030.
17 May 2020
Statement
LGBTQI people should not face discrimination nor fear retribution for seeking health care amid the COVID-19 crisis. 
13 May 2020
Statement
Conflict and the COVID-19 pandemic present a significant threat to life in Libya. The health and safety of the country’s entire population are at risk. Close to 400,000 Libyans have been displaced since the start of the... Read more

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