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21 November 2016
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This is 2016 and yet one in three women worldwide still experiences or has experienced some form of physical or sexual violence, usually perpetrated by someone she knows. Moreover, millions of women and girls have been... Read more
18 October 2016
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I am deeply concerned about the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in Mosul, Iraq, and the heightened threat to the health and lives of pregnant women who may be cut off from life-saving emergency obstetric care.
17 October 2016
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To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the human condition – we need to fully understand the world’s demographics. Poor countries with burgeoning youth populations may find it difficult to meet many of... Read more
11 October 2016
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“Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India. Susmita has never gone to school. She tends the few animals her family owns and attends to household chores.... Read more
1 October 2016
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Population ageing – one of the most significant trends of the 21st century – represents both a cause for celebration and a challenge. To ensure that everyone’s well-being is enhanced through this demographic shift, more... Read more
19 August 2016
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This World Humanitarian Day, we call for global solidarity and stand together with everyone affected by crisis. We unite as one humanity.
12 August 2016
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UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, celebrates International Youth Day by reaffirming and recognizing the central role of young people in promoting the well-being of their families, communities and nations. This... Read more
8 August 2016
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Statement of the United Nations Population Fund in response to reports of increased sexual violence in South Sudan. As fighting in South Sudan continues, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is concerned about the... Read more
11 July 2016
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The teenage years are for some girls a time of exploration, learning and increasing autonomy. But for many others, it is a time of increasing vulnerability and exclusion from rights and opportunities, or just plain... Read more
23 May 2016
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Today, 23 May 2016, as world leaders gather for the World Humanitarian Summit, we jointly commit to intensify support to ensure universal access to sexual and reproductive health and reproductive rights in crisis... Read more

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