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  • 05 May 2022
  • Statement

Global health systems must invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 05 May.

Global health systems must invest in midwives

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Midwife, 05 May.

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  • 29 Apr 2022
  • Speech

High-Level Forum on Advancing Equity for People of African Descent

Speech by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the High-Level Forum on Advancing Equity for People of African Descent in Accra, Ghana, 22 April 2022.

High-Level Forum on Advancing Equity for People of African Descent

Speech by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the High-Level Forum on Advancing Equity for People of African Descent in…

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  • 29 Apr 2022
  • Speech

Closing remarks, 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the closing of the 55th session of the Commission on Population and Development, 29 April 2022.

Closing remarks, 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the closing of the 55th session of the Commission on Population and…

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  • 25 Apr 2022
  • Speech

Opening remarks, 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the opening of the 55th session of the Commission on Population and Development, 25 April 2022.

Opening remarks, 55th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the opening of the 55th session of the Commission on Population and…

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  • 14 Apr 2022
  • Statement

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee: UNFPA Executive Director Reaffirms Commitment to Accountability to Affected People in Humanitarian Crises

This statement affirms the commitment of the IASC to ensure that Accountability to Affected People (AAP) is central to principled humanitarian action. It also pledges to support Humanitarian…

Statement by Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee: UNFPA…

This statement affirms the commitment of the IASC to ensure that Accountability to Affected People (AAP) is central to principled…

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  • 08 Apr 2022
  • Statement

UNFPA calls for urgent action to protect the rights of women and girls affected by the war in Ukraine

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

UNFPA calls for urgent action to protect the rights of women and girls…

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

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  • 07 Apr 2022
  • Statement

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day 2022

World Health Day 2022: Sexual and reproductive health - a foundation of resilience and well-being for people and planet

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day 2022

World Health Day 2022: Sexual and reproductive health - a foundation of resilience and well-being for people and planet

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  • 30 Mar 2022
  • Statement

Statement at the launch of The State of World Population 2022

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Virtual Media Briefing on The State of World Population 2022. 

Statement at the launch of The State of World Population 2022

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Virtual Media Briefing on The State of World Population 2022. 

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  • 16 Mar 2022
  • Speech

Bodily autonomy: A fundamental right

Keynote by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at a side event on “Bodily Autonomy – a fundamental right” during the sixty-sixth session of the Commission on the Status of Women.

Bodily autonomy: A fundamental right

Keynote by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at a side event on “Bodily Autonomy – a fundamental right” during the sixty…

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