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  • 03 Dec 2020
  • Statement

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some disabilities are apparent, but not all. Learning disabilities and mental disorders, for example, may hinder one’s full…

The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today. Some disabilities are apparent, but not all. Learning…

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  • 01 Dec 2020
  • Statement

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all those who have lost their lives to AIDS, and those who mourn them. As the world combats…

COVID-19 Threatens to Exacerbate Inequalities Faced by Many Living with HIV

On World AIDS Day, as we unite in support of people living with and affected by HIV, let us remember all those who have lost…

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  • 25 Nov 2020
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Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against women and girls. Enough to domestic violence. Enough to rape. Enough to harmful practices like female genital…

Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence

Enough! That’s what we say, today and every day, to all forms of violence against women and girls. Enough to domestic violence…

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  • 20 Oct 2020
  • Statement

Trusting statistics to tell the story

A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects, and socio-economic circumstances. When collected and analysed well,…

Trusting statistics to tell the story

A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story. It speaks of people’s health and well-being, problems and prospects,…

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  • 11 Oct 2020
  • Statement

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to and lifting up girls’ voices.

Let’s listen to girls and uphold their rights

It is every girl’s right to speak and to be heard. Today, on the International Day of the Girl, let’s commit to listening to…

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  • 01 Oct 2020
  • Speech

High-level Meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the High-level Meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World Conference on Women, 1 October 2020

High-level Meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Fourth World…

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem at the High-level Meeting on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the…

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  • 29 Sep 2020
  • Speech

Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to the Meeting of Heads of State and Government on Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond on…

Financing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in the Era of COVID-19…

Remarks by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem to the Meeting of Heads of State and Government on Financing the 2030…

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  • 23 Sep 2020
  • Statement

UNFPA deeply concerned about reports of violations of women's reproductive rights

Recent news reports from around the world about invasive, life-altering reproductive health procedures performed without knowledge or consent, if true, are a serious cause for alarm.

UNFPA deeply concerned about reports of violations of women's reproductive…

Recent news reports from around the world about invasive, life-altering reproductive health procedures performed without knowledge o

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  • 12 Sep 2020
  • Statement

South-South cooperation takes us further on the road to global solidarity

In the past 40 years, our world has transformed. Many developing countries in the Global South have emerged from poverty and built thriving economies and societies. They drive much of the global…

South-South cooperation takes us further on the road to global solidarity

In the past 40 years, our world has transformed. Many developing countries in the Global South have emerged from poverty and…

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