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  • 10 Mar 2016
  • Statement

Voluntary family planning, including condoms, essential to prevent spread of Zika virus

Concerned by reports of the Zika virus spreading through sexual contact, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, strongly urges governments and all other partners to provide information and access…

Voluntary family planning, including condoms, essential to prevent spread of…

Concerned by reports of the Zika virus spreading through sexual contact, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, strongly…

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  • 08 Mar 2016
  • Statement

Step it up for gender equality

For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive.

Step it up for gender equality

For millions of women and girls around the world, gender equality and the full enjoyment of human rights remain elusive.

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  • 04 Feb 2016
  • Statement

UNFPA closely monitors Zika outbreak, urges access to sexual and reproductive health care and information

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is closely monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus and warning about its potentially adverse effects on the health of women and babies, particularly in…

UNFPA closely monitors Zika outbreak, urges access to sexual and reproductive…

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, is closely monitoring the outbreak of the Zika virus and warning about its potentially…

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  • 03 Feb 2016
  • Statement

Eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violent practice, scarring girls for life – endangering their health, depriving them of their rights, and denying them the chance to reach their full potential.

Eliminate female genital mutilation by 2030

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a violent practice, scarring girls for life – endangering their health, depriving them of…

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  • 01 Feb 2016
  • Statement

UNFPA on the Zika Virus Outbreak

Everyone should take steps to avoid exposure to the Zika virus. Pregnant women and those of childbearing age should take extra care to avoid exposure to mosquito bites, use insecticide-treated…

UNFPA on the Zika Virus Outbreak

Everyone should take steps to avoid exposure to the Zika virus. Pregnant women and those of childbearing age should take extra…

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  • 31 Dec 2015
  • Statement

World Launches Historic Drive to End Poverty, Transform Humanity

The world will make history tomorrow by officially launching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the new development agenda that promises to lift millions of people from poverty, save and…

World Launches Historic Drive to End Poverty, Transform Humanity

The world will make history tomorrow by officially launching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – the new development…

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  • 10 Dec 2015
  • Statement

Our rights. Our freedoms. Always.

Today, we mark the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of two landmark international treaties. Together, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the…

Our rights. Our freedoms. Always.

Today, we mark the launch of a year-long campaign for the 50th anniversary of two landmark international treaties. Together, the…

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  • 01 Dec 2015
  • Statement

Ending AIDS as a Public Health Threat by 2030

Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for World AIDS Day

Ending AIDS as a Public Health Threat by 2030

Statement of the UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, for World AIDS Day

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  • 25 Nov 2015
  • Statement

World Must End Violence against Women

One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner. In most countries, fewer than four in 10 survivors of such violence seek help.

World Must End Violence against Women

One in three women worldwide has experienced physical or sexual violence, most often by an intimate partner. In most countries,…

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