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UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem's Message on the 16 Days of Activism against GBV

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 mutilation. And enough to impunity for one of the most flagrant and pervasive violations of human rights. 

Women and girls have every right to live free from violence, everywhere. They have a right to peace in the home, in public and online.

It is time to stand up and say enough to violence not just on one day, but 365 days a year. We must prevent violence. And until we end it, we must provide everything women and girls need to survive and recover, from physical and mental health care to legal aid and support for regaining livelihoods.

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UNFPA Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund

The Maternal and Newborn Health Thematic Fund (MHTF) is UNFPA’s flagship programme for improving maternal and newborn health and well-being. That Thematic Fund is supported by donors committed to making childbirth safer for all women, girls and newborns. These efforts encompass the UNFPA Midwifery Global Programme, Emergency Obstetric and Newborn Care development, as well as Maternal and Perinatal Death Surveillance and Response, the Campaign to End Fistula.

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UNFPA supports Ukraine's innovative programme to prevent and respond to gender-based violence during the COVID-19 crisis

Starting 11 November, UNFPA is releasing a series of videos illustrating how countries are keeping their summit commitments to protect the health and rights of women and young people a year on, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The videos  covering Colombia, Mozambique, Nepal, Ukraine and Yemen show that life-saving services are reaching vulnerable people even under unimaginably difficult circumstances. Another video shows how donors, the private sector and international financial institutions too are keeping their Nairobi commitments at a time when the need for sexual and reproductive health services is greater than ever.

 

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Nairobi Summit on ICPD25 Anniversary

Starting 11 November, UNFPA is releasing a series of videos illustrating how countries are keeping their summit commitments to protect the health and rights of women and young people a year on, despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The videos  covering Colombia, Mozambique, Nepal, Ukraine and Yemen show that life-saving services are reaching vulnerable people even under unimaginably difficult circumstances. Another video shows how donors, the private sector and international financial institutions too are keeping their Nairobi commitments at a time when the need for sexual and reproductive health services is greater than ever.

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UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem's Message on the Nairobi Summit Anniversary

One year ago, we gathered at the Nairobi Summit on ICPD 25 and committed to realizing a world of sexual and reproductive health and rights for all. Governments, corporations, civil society organizations, and individuals from all around the world made more than 1,200 voluntary commitments. Altogether, they pledged over $8 billion to achieve zero unmet need for contraception, zero preventable maternal deaths and certainly zero gender-based violence and harmful practices—all by 2030, the deadline for the Sustainable Development Goals. 

In Nairobi, a broad and reinvigorated coalition of stakeholders found new resolve to realize the promise of the ICPD and to leave no one behind. While Covid-19 has made the road ahead more challenging, our march forward continues. 

Success is assured if we hold steadfast to the commitments made in Nairobi. Our ambitions are great, and our collective will is greater.

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UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem Message on the International Day of the Girl Child

Every girl has the right to speak up and be heard. Now, more than ever, it's time for us to listen. Today, as we celebrate the International Day of the Girl, we have an unprecedented opportunity to uplift the adolescent girl, to drive progress in our world.

As we seek to build back better, and greener and bluer, from the COVID19 pandemic, we can not allow a girl's dreams and aspirations to be curtailed. Her lost potential costs us all.  Join UNFPA in protecting her future and upholding her rights. 

Because if we invest in her health and well-being, she will transform her world - and ours.

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Coming together in a time of COVID-19

At the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly, leaders from governments and international organizations called for specific actions to address the financial and socioeconomic consequences of COVID-19. UNFPA's Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem called for leaders to urgently support the health, rights and welfare of all.

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