Ensuring rights and choices for all


10 April 2019

World must work harder to secure sexual and reproductive rights for all, says new UNFPA report

UNITED NATIONS, New York, 10 April 2019— The global reproductive rights movement that began in the 1960s transformed the lives of hundreds of millions of women, empowering them to govern their own bodies and shape their own futures. But despite the gains made over the past 50 years, since the establishment of UNFPA, the United

11 October 2018

Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of the Girl

Dr. Natalia Kanem Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund Statement on the Occasion of the International Day of the Girl 11 October 2018   We believe in the power of girls to change this world for the better.  Let’s give them the chance. Too many girls face roadblocks on their journey to adulthood. Child

6 February 2018

Joint Statement of UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem & UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta H. Fore for International Day of Zero Tolerance for FGM

A race against trends     Female genital mutilation is many things: A violent act that causes infection, disease, childbirth complications and even death. A cruel practice that inflicts lasting emotional harm and preys on the most vulnerable, least powerful members of society – girls between infancy and age 15. A violation of


This year’s State of the World Population (SWOP) report comes at the 50th anniversary of...
Volume VII, Issue IV for October –December, 2018.

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