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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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  • 30 Oct 2015
  • Statement

UNFPA Hopes Policy Changes Will Lead to Fulfillment of Chinese Couples' Rights on Family Size

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes the important announcement by the Government of China that couples across the country may have two children, thereby moving away from the so-called “…

UNFPA Hopes Policy Changes Will Lead to Fulfillment of Chinese Couples'…

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, notes the important announcement by the Government of China that couples across the…

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  • 17 Oct 2015
  • Statement

A New Era in the Fight against Poverty

To lift people out of poverty, countries will need stronger and better social protection systems. But to sustainably eradicate poverty, they will need to create many more jobs.

A New Era in the Fight against Poverty

To lift people out of poverty, countries will need stronger and better social protection systems. But to sustainably eradicate…

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  • 11 Oct 2015
  • Statement

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Today, as we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, the world has an unprecedented opportunity to focus on the power of girls to drive progress and transform our world.

The Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision for 2030

Today, as we celebrate the International Day of the Girl Child, the world has an unprecedented opportunity to focus on the power…

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