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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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COVID-19 Message: Dr. Natalia Kanem, UNFPA Executive Director

UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency, stands in solidarity with all those responding to the novel coronavirus: from the medical staff and volunteers bravely tending to the sick, to the bus drivers and care-workers who have been catapulted onto the front line of the response. And we grieve with the growing number of those who have lost loved ones in the greatest global health crisis in a century.

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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Health Day

On this World Health Day, we mark the first International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife. Midwives are central to everything we do at UNFPA, the United Nations sexual and reproductive health agency. Their life-saving skills go far beyond delivering babies; midwives educate, empower and enable women to lead healthy lives and to exercise their right to sexual and reproductive health.
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Midwives lost to COVID-19

This International Women's Day, UNFPA mourns the tragic loss of three heroic midwives amid the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran.

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Celebrating Iran's midwives on the International Day of the Midwife

Iran has been hit hard by COVID-19. Midwives have been on the frontl ines of the response, often at great risk to their own health and safety. On the International Day of the Midwife 2020, Iran has been hit hard by COVID-19. Midwives have been on the frontlines of the response, often at great risk to their own health and safety. On the International Day of the Midwife 2020, UNFPA honours Iran's midwives, and midwives everywhere. Here are some powerful stories of courage and sacrifice, joy and heartbreak, amid one of the greatest crises of our time.. Here are some powerful stories of courage and sacrifice, joy and heartbreak, amid one of the greatest crises of our time.

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