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  • 05 Sep 2022
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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
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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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  • 15 Aug 2022
  • Statement

Afghanistan: An escalating crisis for women and girls

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

Afghanistan: An escalating crisis for women and girls

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem

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  • 15 Aug 2022
  • Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the passing of Dr. Nafis Sadik

I am profoundly saddened to learn of the death of former Executive Director of UNFPA Dr. Nafis Sadik, proud champion of choice and tireless advocate for women’s health, rights and empowerment.

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

I am profoundly saddened to learn of the death of former Executive Director of UNFPA Dr. Nafis Sadik, proud champion of choice…

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  • 09 Aug 2022
  • Speech

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Wadadli Action Platform

Excellencies, Esteemed partners and friends, Dear young people, I thank the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the cohosts for convening us on the Wadadli Action Platform – a name reflecting the…

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the Wadadli Action…

Excellencies, Esteemed partners and friends, Dear young people, I thank the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and the cohosts for…

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  • 07 Jul 2022
  • Statement

World Population Day Statement 2022

World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares of people are educated and live healthier lives than at any previous…

World Population Day Statement 2022

World Population Day offers a moment to celebrate human progress. Our world, despite its challenges, is one where higher shares…

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