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  • 10 May 2021
  • Statement

UNFPA statement on the attack of the Sayed Ul-Shuhada high school, in Kabul, Afghanistan

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, condemns the horrifying attack in Kabul, Afghanistan near the Sayed Ul-Shuhada high school, which killed and injured many school chi

UNFPA statement on the attack of the Sayed Ul-Shuhada high school, in Kabul,…

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, condemns the horrifying attack in Kabul, Afghanistan near the Sayed

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  • 05 May 2021
  • Statement

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health and well-being of entire communities.

Trust the evidence: invest in midwives

Every day in every part of the world, midwives save the lives of women and babies and promote the health and well-being of entire…

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  • 28 Apr 2021
  • Statement

Statement on UK government funding cuts

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has been informed that the Government of the United Kingdom intends to implement an approximate 85 per cent cut to UNFPA Supplies, the…

Statement on UK government funding cuts

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, has been informed that the Government of the United Kingdom…

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  • 23 Apr 2021
  • Speech

Closing remarks, 54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the closing of the 54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development.

Closing remarks, 54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the closing of the 54th Session of the Commission on Population and…

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  • 19 Apr 2021
  • Speech

54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the opening of the 54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development, 19 April 2021.

54th Session of the Commission on Population and Development

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the opening of the 54th Session of the Commission on Population and…

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  • 07 Apr 2021
  • Statement

After COVID-19, let’s build equitable health care systems and more resilient societies

A healthier world is a fairer world. Today as we celebrate World Health Day, let us recall how much health has improved globally since the first time the day was marked over 70 years ago, even as we…

After COVID-19, let’s build equitable health care systems and more resilient…

A healthier world is a fairer world. Today as we celebrate World Health Day, let us recall how much health has improved globally…

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  • 01 Apr 2021
  • Statement

UNFPA statement on attacks in Palma, Mozambique

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, joins other United Nations agencies in expressing its grave concerns regarding the heinous attacks in Palma distri

UNFPA statement on attacks in Palma, Mozambique

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, joins other United Nations agencies in expressing

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  • 29 Mar 2021
  • Speech

The power to say yes, the right to say no,

Guest lecture at the London School of Economics  Hosted by the LSE Global Health Initiative

The power to say yes, the right to say no,

Guest lecture at the London School of Economics  Hosted by the LSE Global Health Initiative

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  • 22 Mar 2021
  • Statement

Statement on Gender-Based Violence in Tigray region of Ethiopia

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON D.C., 22 March 2021 - "Amid a worsening humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, reports of indiscriminate and targeted attacks against civilians, includi

Statement on Gender-Based Violence in Tigray region of Ethiopia

NEW YORK/GENEVA/WASHINGTON D.C., 22 March 2021 - "Amid a worsening humanitarian situation in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, reports

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