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10 December 2020
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Standing up for human rights more important than ever Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on Human Rights Day

Realizing human rights, equal and inalienable for every person, is the most just and meaningful goal of any society. Human rights are universal principles, yet as Eleanor Roosevelt once reminded us,... Read more

3 December 2020
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The health systems we build back after COVID-19 must reach everyone

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 3 December 2020 More than a billion people: that’s how many live with a disability today... Read more

25 November 2020
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Stand up and say ‘enough’ to violence-Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on the International Day to End Violence against Women

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... Read more

20 October 2020
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Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day

Trusting statistics to tell the story   Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem On World Statistics Day, 20 October 2020   A statistic is not only a number – it tells a human story.... Read more

8 October 2020
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A Decade of Action: Adolescent girls' power!

A decade of political unrest, wars, civil wars, and now a pandemic created a traumatizing reality for millions in the Arab region,currently home to some of the worst humanitarian crises in history.... Read more

6 October 2020
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Capacity building virtual workshop to lawmakers in Oman on CEDAW convention

On 6th and 7th of October 2020, the United Nations Population Fund for GCC Countries (UNFPA GCC) with the Ministry of Social Development in Oman held a capacity-building workshop for the lawmakers... Read more

19 August 2020
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Celebrating the Real-life Heroes Battling COVID-19, Crises and Disasters

Statement by UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem on World Humanitarian Day Saving lives has never been more harrowing. Last year saw attacks against aid workers surpass all previous records,... Read more

20 July 2020
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LNOB: a value translated into an action in a joint workshop held by UNFPA and MoSD Oman

Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) is a notion that is sought by Agenda 2030 and one of the accelerator interventions of UNFPA Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic response plan. This principle was... Read more

11 July 2020
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Peace in the home: safeguarding the health and rights of women and girls – even during COVID-19

Peace in our world begins with peace in the home, as the United Nations Secretary-General stated in his call for a global ‘ceasefire’ on gender-based violence – a pandemic within the COVID pandemic.... Read more

15 June 2020
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Statement of UNFPA Executive Director on the World Elderly Abuse Awareness Day

Today is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.  It’s an excellent opportunity for all of us to pause and consider the extent of the heinous crime of abuse of older persons.  Millions of older persons... Read more

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