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  • 15 Mar 2021
  • Statement

Executive Director Statement on Myanmar

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, strongly reiterates the statements made by the office of the United Nations Secretary-General in condemning the escalating use of…

Executive Director Statement on Myanmar

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, strongly reiterates the statements made by the office of the…

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  • 08 Mar 2021
  • Statement

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and schools. They are presidents of countries and corporate boards. They head international and…

Celebrate women leaders on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response and beyond

All over the world, women lead. They lead peace processes, run businesses, establish hospitals and schools. They are presidents…

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  • 23 Feb 2021
  • Statement

UNFPA Statement on the Situation in Myanmar

In light of the unfolding events in Myanmar, UNFPA joins the wider United Nations family in expressing its strongest concern over the adverse impacts on the rights, safety, health and well-being of

UNFPA Statement on the Situation in Myanmar

In light of the unfolding events in Myanmar, UNFPA joins the wider United Nations family in expressing its strongest concern over th

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  • 23 Feb 2021
  • Speech

Statement of the Executive Director to the High-Level Segment of the Human Rights Council

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to the High-Level Segment of the 46th session of the Human Rights Council

Statement of the Executive Director to the High-Level Segment of the Human…

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to the High-Level Segment of the 46th session of the Human Rights Council

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  • 06 Feb 2021
  • Statement

2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over next decade due to COVID-19

Two million additional cases of female genital mutilation may occur over the next decade as COVID-19 shutters schools and disrupts programmes that help protect girls from this harmful practice.  …

2 million additional cases of female genital mutilation likely to occur over…

Two million additional cases of female genital mutilation may occur over the next decade as COVID-19 shutters schools and…

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  • 03 Feb 2021
  • Speech

Statement of the Executive Director to the 1st Regular Session of the Executive Board 2021

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS.

Statement of the Executive Director to the 1st Regular Session of the Executive…

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and…

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  • 28 Jan 2021
  • Statement

UNFPA statement on the US decision to reinstate its funding

The United States decision to restore financial and political support to UNFPA will have an enormous impact on the work of UNFPA and on the people we serve. It sends a powerful message to women and…

UNFPA statement on the US decision to reinstate its funding

The United States decision to restore financial and political support to UNFPA will have an enormous impact on the work of UNFPA…

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  • 12 Dec 2020
  • Statement

Let’s stop treating sexual and reproductive health care as anything less than essential

When universal health coverage became an agreed global goal just five years ago, it marked a huge leap forward. It is a vision of care and compassion for one another, in sickness and in health. The…

Let’s stop treating sexual and reproductive health care as anything less than…

When universal health coverage became an agreed global goal just five years ago, it marked a huge leap forward. It is a vision of…

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  • 10 Dec 2020
  • Statement

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any society. Human rights are universal principles, yet as Eleanor Roosevelt once reminded…

Standing up for human rights more important than ever

Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any society. Human…

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