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Ceremony to celebrate the life and spirit of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin

Ceremony to celebrate the life and spirit of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Executive Director

Ceremony co-organized by the Permanent Observer Mission of the African Union, the United Nations Secretariat, the United Nations Population Fund, the African Group of Ambassadors and the United Nations Senior Africans Group.
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Life as Precious as Nafeesa

This video showcases how access to emergency obstetric care in Yemen has helped to save lives of mothers and their newborns. Expanding emergency obstetric and newborn care is part of UNFPA's broader work improving reproductive health care in this conflict-affected country. These efforts include providing equipment to health facilities, supporting community-based midwives and providing reproductive health outreach in remote, marginalized and conflict-affected communities.

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My dignity is back

In times of crisis, the hygiene and health needs of women and girls are often overlooked. This has been true in the crisis in Yemen, where mass displacements have disrupted normal life for countless women and girls. In response, UNFPA is distributing dignity kits, which contain sanitary napkins, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, blankets, headscarves, flashlights and other essential items.

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Mother's Day 2017

On 14 May 2017, dozens of countries around the world will observe Mother’s Day. It is a day to celebrate mothers everywhere, but also a moment to reflect on the risks that too many women still encounter on their journey to motherhood – and what can be done about it. See more here.

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What Do Midwives Do?

What do midwives do? Midwives are the main caregivers for pregnant women and their newborns.

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Sexual harassment rampant on Sri Lanka's public transport system

A new study commissioned by UNFPA has found that 90 per cent of women in Sri Lanka have endured sexual harassment while taking public transport. Women explain that, despite underreporting of the issue, they are all too familiar with these abuses. UNFPA and the Government are working to raise awareness of the problem, and promoting a hotline women can call to report harassment. Read the full story here

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Our Future | Narrated by Morgan Freeman

Morgan Freeman narrates this hopeful, must-watch short film about the need to solve the climate change problem. Video by the United Nations.

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Orange the World

In Mongolia, UNFPA holds "Orange Sessions," where artists and young people gather to explore creative new ways to end violence against women. Part of the annual 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, these sessions have inspired "Orange the World" a song and music video calling for unity in the campaign against gender-based violence. 

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Orange the World, a Mongolian music video
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