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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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  • 16 Mar 2022
  • Speech

Religions and women’s rights: Principled engagement and mutual accountability

Opening remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at a side event on “Religions and Women’s Rights: Principled Engagement and Mutual Accountability” during the sixty-sixth session of the…

Religions and women’s rights: Principled engagement and mutual accountability

Opening remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at a side event on “Religions and Women’s Rights: Principled…

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  • 13 Mar 2022
  • Statement

Stop Attacks on Health Care in Ukraine

“Today, we call for an immediate cessation of all attacks on health care in Ukraine.

Stop Attacks on Health Care in Ukraine

“Today, we call for an immediate cessation of all attacks on health care in Ukraine.

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  • 10 Mar 2022
  • Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the bombing of the maternity hospital in Mariupol

The bombing of the maternity hospital in Mariupol is an egregious act, turning cradles into graves in an instant. I condemn such a blatant contempt for international humanitarian law and the…

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

The bombing of the maternity hospital in Mariupol is an egregious act, turning cradles into graves in an instant. I condemn such…

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  • 08 Mar 2022
  • Statement

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies.

Statement by Dr. Natalia Kanem on International Women’s Day

Women and girls pay a heavy price during conflicts and emergencies.

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