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  • 06 Feb 2017
  • Statement

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030

It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime. It increases the risk of deadly complications during pregnancy,…

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030

It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime…

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  • 01 Feb 2017
  • Speech

State of Executive Director to First Regular Session of Executive Board 2017

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin to the 2017 First Regular Session of the Executive Board of UNDP, UNFPA and UNOPS.

State of Executive Director to First Regular Session of Executive Board 2017

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin to the 2017 First Regular Session of the Executive Board of UNDP,…

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  • 16 Dec 2016
  • Statement

Situation in Aleppo

In the midst of the painstaking efforts to evacuate civilians and rebels from besieged eastern Aleppo, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is concerned about the women, girls and young people…

Situation in Aleppo

In the midst of the painstaking efforts to evacuate civilians and rebels from besieged eastern Aleppo, UNFPA, the United Nations…

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  • 10 Dec 2016
  • Statement

Confronting discrimination and stigmatization to achieve universal access to reproductive health and rights

Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we recall its opening words: All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights. This principle is…

Confronting discrimination and stigmatization to achieve universal access to…

Today, as we commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we recall its opening words: All human…

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  • 01 Dec 2016
  • Statement

HIV prevention goes beyond access to services – it’s about more inclusive societies

It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people are infected with HIV.

HIV prevention goes beyond access to services – it’s about more inclusive…

It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people…

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  • 21 Nov 2016
  • Statement

Empowering women and girls requires renewed efforts to end violence and harmful practices

This is 2016 and yet one in three women worldwide still experiences or has experienced some form of physical or sexual violence, usually perpetrated by someone she knows. Moreover, millions of women…

Empowering women and girls requires renewed efforts to end violence and harmful…

This is 2016 and yet one in three women worldwide still experiences or has experienced some form of physical or sexual violence,…

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  • 18 Oct 2016
  • Statement

Protection of Women and Girls in Mosul

I am deeply concerned about the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in Mosul, Iraq, and the heightened threat to the health and lives of pregnant women who may be cut off from life-saving…

Protection of Women and Girls in Mosul

I am deeply concerned about the rapidly escalating humanitarian crisis in Mosul, Iraq, and the heightened threat to the health…

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  • 17 Oct 2016
  • Statement

Access to quality sexual and reproductive health care can help end extreme poverty

To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the human condition – we need to fully understand the world’s demographics. Poor countries with burgeoning youth populations may find it…

Access to quality sexual and reproductive health care can help end extreme…

To eradicate poverty – like any other goal to improve the human condition – we need to fully understand the world’s demographics…

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  • 11 Oct 2016
  • Statement

Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

“Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India. Susmita has never gone to school. She tends the few animals her family owns and attends to…

Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era

“Is anyone out there even thinking of improving our lives?” asks Susmita, a teenager from Odisha, India. Susmita has never…

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