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  • 24 Jun 2022
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UNFPA statement on the global implications of new restrictions to access to abortion

Whether abortion is legal or not, it happens all too often. Data show that restricting access to abortion does not prevent people from seeking abortion, it simply makes it more deadly. 

UNFPA statement on the global implications of new restrictions to access to…

Whether abortion is legal or not, it happens all too often. Data show that restricting access to abortion does not prevent people…

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  • 16 Jun 2022
  • Statement

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict

When wars begin, so does the terror and devastation of sexual violence.

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Day for the Elimination of…

When wars begin, so does the terror and devastation of sexual violence.

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  • 16 Jun 2022
  • Statement

UN humanitarian leaders call for the renewal of cross-border aid authorization to northwest Syria

In less than a month, the Security Council resolution that allows the United Nations and our implementing partners to provide lifesaving humanitarian aid to northwest Syria from across the border…

UN humanitarian leaders call for the renewal of cross-border aid authorization…

In less than a month, the Security Council resolution that allows the United Nations and our implementing partners to provide…

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  • 07 Jun 2022
  • Statement

Statement of the Executive Director to the Annual Session of the Executive Board 2022

Statement of the Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, to the Annual Session of the Executive Board, 7 June 2022.

Statement of the Executive Director to the Annual Session of the Executive…

Statement of the Executive Director, Dr. Natalia Kanem, to the Annual Session of the Executive Board, 7 June 2022.

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  • 27 May 2022
  • Speech

African Union Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit and Pledging Conference

Speech by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the African Union Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit and Pledging Conference in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea.

African Union Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit and Pledging Conference

Speech by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the African Union Extraordinary Humanitarian Summit and Pledging…

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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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