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6 February 2017

Joint message from UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin and UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake on the International Day of Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation

The world must make faster progress to end female genital mutilation by 2030 It irreparably damages girls’ bodies, inflicting excruciating pain. It causes extreme emotional trauma that can last a lifetime.

1 December 2016

Statement by Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, on World AIDS Day, 1 December 2016 "HIV prevention goes beyond access to services – it’s about more inclusive societies"

It is past time to get serious about HIV prevention. We cannot hope to end the AIDS epidemic when every day almost 6,000 people are infected with HIV. Progress on prevention has stagnated. Since 2010, the annual number of new infections among adults has remained unchanged.

11 October 2016

Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016

Making Girls Count in the Sustainable Development Goals Era Statement of UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, on the International Day of the Girl Child, 11 October 2016

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Publications

 UNFPA GCC Quarterly Newsletter [Oct-Dec 2016] / Volume V- Issue IV
When a girl reaches age 10, her world changes. A flurry of life-changing events pulls...
UNFPA GCC Quarterly Newsletter [July- September 2016]
UNFPA GCC Quarterly Newletter  April- June 2016 

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