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  • 24 Feb 2022
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on women and girls in Ukraine

As fighting escalates in Ukraine, UNFPA warns of the impacts on women and girls.

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on women and girls in…

As fighting escalates in Ukraine, UNFPA warns of the impacts on women and girls.

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  • 17 Feb 2022
  • Speech

Building on the past to improve the future: Youth inclusion and the need for inter-generational justice

2022 Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations Hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the Office of the President of the General Assembly

Building on the past to improve the future: Youth inclusion and the need for…

2022 Parliamentary Hearing at the United Nations Hosted by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the

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  • 03 Feb 2022
  • Speech

Statement of the Executive Director to the First Regular Session of the Executive Board 2022

Greetings! For UNFPA and for me, protection against sexual exploitation, abuse and harassment is a priority expressed in our mandate and by the women and girls we serve.

Statement of the Executive Director to the First Regular Session of the…

Greetings!

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  • 01 Feb 2022
  • Statement

A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital mutilation as COVID-19 rages on

Joint Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem and UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

A crisis within a crisis: Increased investment critical to end female genital…

Joint Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem and UNICEF Executive Director Catherine Russell on the…

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  • 24 Nov 2021
  • Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped.

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

Violence in the online world is real. It is also wrong, and it must be stopped.

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  • 03 Nov 2021
  • Statement

Statement by the Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) on the climate crisis

The global humanitarian community calls on world leaders at the climate summit to prioritize the most vulnerable and at-risk countries and communities.

Statement by the Principals of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) on…

The global humanitarian community calls on world leaders at the climate summit to prioritize the most vulnerable and at-risk coun

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  • 15 Oct 2021
  • Statement

Statement by UNFPA

UNFPA is aware of the audio recordings circulating on social media that call into question the impartiality of the United Nations humanitarian response in Ethiopia.

Statement by UNFPA

UNFPA is aware of the audio recordings circulating on social media that call into question the impartiality of the United Nations…

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  • 11 Oct 2021
  • Statement

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day of the Girl

Girls are born with power. Every girl has within her possibilities that should flourish as she moves into adulthood, shaping her future and, with it, the world.

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

Girls are born with power.

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